Held at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville Oregon, Sound Equine Options’ Lucky 7 Training Challenge is a competition that pairs hand-selected trainers who have colt-starting or mustang-taming experience with an untamed horse from Sound Equine Options. The horses came to SEO from law enforcement cases, neglect situations or other dire circumstances. Trainers were assigned horses through a random draw.

Each horse and trainer will have 112 days to prepare to compete in four classes. Those classes include in-hand, trail obstacle, arena pattern and freestyle competitions. As a way to thank the trainers for the tremendous amount of time and energy they invest into each horse, SEO will award prize money to the top overall highest scoring duos.

The horses will be auctioned off to pre-approved bidders following the competition at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville Oregon.