McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge
Australian Brumby Challenge ©
VBA Pilot's mother VBA Shine was caught whilst pregnant from the Bago State Forest as part of an ongoing Brumby Management program in place there.
Shine foaled at our Brumby Junction sanctuary and Pilot grew up as the only boy in his little foal group. He is a confident bay gelding who was gelded after weaning, just prior to the Australian Brumby yearling Challenge.
VBA Pilot's trainer in the Australian Brumby Yearling Challenge is Briar Morris
Briar has been riding and training horses her whole life, competing successfully in EA eventing and show jumping. After training her first Brumby in 2016 – VBA Esther in the Australian Brumby Challenge, Briar was hooked and has made it her mission to train and help as many Brumbies as she can!
Knowing that every horse is different, Briar understands that the responsibility to hear and understand each horse is our responsibility. She is passionate about helping Brumbies transition into our domestic world with kindness and respect.
Briar enjoys training her horses in liberty work and is looking forward to showing the Brumby she is training in the Australian Brumby Yearling Challenge how great domestic life can be.