Road to the Horse is honored to co-host the Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge in conjunction with the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo on July 23rd and July 24th at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan, Utah.

Three top collegiate teams will compete for $30,000 in scholarships during the Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge, which requires each team to gentle a colt and display the highest standards of horsemanship over a two-day period. Top regional horsemanship teams will represent University Montana Western, Utah Valley University and Casper Community College.

The judging panel will consist of Road to the Horse celebrities including Jeff Williams, Ken McNabb, and Wade Black. The event schedule, brimming with colt starting action, includes invaluable clinics from Ken McNabb and Wade Black.

Free to spectators. Collegiate Colt Starting tickets are available here. Individuals eight (8) and under get in free. Competition gets underway on Friday, July 23rd at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday, July 24th at 8:15 a.m. Learn more about Road to the Horse at

Rodeo tickets are now on sale ranging in price from $14 to $29 and are available through AXS tickets online here or by phone at 800-888-8499.

Friday, July 23, 2021 – Day 1 – Round 1

8:30 AM                National Anthem | Introduction of Collegiate Teams
8:45 AM                Running of the Remuda
9:45 AM                Round 1 Begins (1 hr 45 min)
11:30 AM               Lunch Break
12:00 PM              Horsemanship Clinic by Wade Black (30 minutes)
12.30 PM               Break
1:45 PM                 Round 2 Begins (1 hr 45 min)

Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Day 2 – Round 3

8:15 AM                 National Anthem | Introduction of Collegiate Teams
9:00 AM                Round 3 begins (1 hr 45 min)
11:00 AM               Horsemanship Clinic by Ken McNabb (30 minutes)
11:30 AM               Lunch Break
12:00 PM               Round 4 Finals (50 min per Team)
– Saddling Pen, Rail Work and Obstacle Course
All three teams compete individually with lowest scoring team going first
3:00 PM                 Scores and Awards