Australian Brumby Challenge ©

     Weekly Training Updates


Join Ivan and VBA Percy on their journey !


Week 1     Week 2     week 3    week 4     week 5     week 6     week 7

week 8     week 9     WEEK 10     week 11     week 12     WEEK 13   

week 14     week 15     week 16    week 17     week 18     week 19    

week 20

VBA percy

VBA Percy is an approximately 14.1hh flaxen chestnut gelding who was caught from the wild in Kosciuszko National Park 2016 as a bachelor colt. Percy had some growing to do and has been turned out living as a very respectful gelding with one of our wild mare mobs and resident geldings.


VBA Percy's trainer in the McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge is Ivan Hajnal.

Ivan Hajnal


From Heathcote, Victoria: Professional Trainer

I’m a very dedicated trainer, in sync with horse dialogue.

My greatest asset is communication with horses – being understood and understanding. I firmly believe that once communication is established, the horse and trainer can be willing in any challenge together.