Charles Wilhelm’s Ultimate Super Horse Challenge has attracted competitors from around the nation, and now the event has also gained national notoriety. In fact, the first prize for the next Challenge is an exclusive VIP trip to Hawaii!
For years Wilhelm, known internationally as America’s most respected horse trainer, has taught clinics at his California ranch on how to develop your horse into a super horse. Then he spent two years creating the competition that would exhibit the attributes of a Super Horse. A Super Horse can appear in a parade one day, work cows the next, compete in a Cowboy Dressage or equitation class the following day, perform in a jumping class–or a relaxing trail ride. The Super Horse can do all that with lightness, cadence, fluidity, carriage and responsiveness.
“I’ve been really pleased with the response this competition has received since its first debut at the Western States Horse Expo. Since then we’ve also held the competition at Horse Expo Pomona, and we’re presenting it again at the WSHE June 13-15, 2014, in Sacramento, California,” reported Wilhelm.
In addition to headlining a number of prestigious expos across the U.S., Wilhelm has been a headliner at the Hawaii Horse Expo. The event’s producer, Nancy Jones, contracted Wilhelm to return to Hawaii a number of times to work with her rescue horses. “Then when Nancy first saw the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge at Pomona, she knew that somehow she had to become involved,” said Wilhelm.
The two of them came up with the idea of awarding the first place winner at Sacramento an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii, valued at $3500. The exclusive VIP trip includes two round trip tickets to Kona, Hawaii; four nights and five days at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (including breakfasts); two VIP tickets to the Hawaii Horse Expo and an invitation to an exclusive party with the expo clinicians. The prize also includes ground transportation and a $200 debit card from Horse & Rider Magazine.
To continue with tradition, the first place winner will also receive a championship buckle, ribbon, and numerous products from HorseTech, Andis, Mane-ly Long Hair, Professional Choice, Ariat and other sponsors.
Second place winner, the Bar Ale Reserve Champion, will receive $500 cash, a ribbon and products from HorseTech, Andis, Mane-ly Long Hair, and Professional Choice. Third through fifth places receive a ribbon and products from Andis and Mane-ly Long Hair. Other sponsors include Equisearch.com, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Hawaii Horse Expo and Ranch Sorting National Championships.
The Challenge is not a race–the event is designed to showcase the horse and rider’s relationship and the horse’s versatility, relaxation, lightness and responsiveness throughout the course. These three days of competition are judged by renowned horsemen and horsewomen. The finale is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the top five riders will present a freestyle demonstration on Sunday.
Entries for the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento in June are still open but limited. Entry forms can be found at www.CharlesWilhelm.com. All entries must be pre-qualified by video submission; videos can be uploaded to the Charles Wilhelm Training Facebook page.
For more information about Charles Wilhelm and his program, clinics, DVDs, books, tack, equipment and more, visit www.CharlesWilhelm.com. Information about the Hawaii Horse Expo can be found at www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com and details about the Western States Horse Expo can be found at www.horsexpo.com.