McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge
Australian Brumby Challenge ©
ABOUT THE MCDOWELLS AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY CHALLENGE 2020
WELCOME TO THE MCDOWELL'S AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY CHALLENGE 2020!
Commencing with Brumby pick up on Sunday 21 st of June 2020.
Finals to be held at EQUITANA Melbourne, 19 th to the 22 nd November 2020.
The only event of its kind in Australia, partnered with McDowell's Herbals and EQUITANA
Melbourne 2020 to bring a bigger and better event!
The McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge takes totally wild Brumbies, passively trapped as
part of an ongoing management program, from the High Country of Victoria and Southern New
South Wales. These tough survivors are partnered with professional and non professional horse
trainers for 150 days. In the Ridden Challenge, Brumbies aged four and older are saddle trained.
During the McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge, you can follow the progress of each Brumby
and their trainer through their weekly updates and photos, which will be posted on this website,
our YouTube channel and Facebook page! You’ll come to understand each trainers philosophy
and methods and get to know each Brumby as they make their way from wild to wonderful!
The finale of the McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge will be held at EQUITANA Melbourne
2020. Over the four days of EQUITANA, you can come along, meet the Brumbies and their
trainers and watch as the Brumbies are taken through their paces in several classes which are
designed to showcase their trainers ability and the trainability and versatility of our Aussie
Brumbies. Of special interest is the Freestyle class, held to music, where the trainer has free
choice of how to present the Brumby they have trained – Western to English, Knights in Armour to
Rockstars, this is a really fun class where you can see each Brumbies special talents!
Our Champions for 2020 will be announced after the Freestyle class and all Brumbies who are not
being retained by their trainers will then be auctioned to approved and registered bidders on the
final day of EQUITANA – this is your chance to learn about and maybe even take home a special
part of our Australian Heritage! We are very excited to be partnering with McDowell's Herbal and
EQUITANA Melbourne to bring you the fourth Australian Brumby Challenge. Our previous
Challenges have been equal parts thrilling, heart-warming and nail biting so we are looking
forwards to making the 2020 McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge even more exciting.