Video: Tarps, Spiders, and Smoke Machines, Oh My!

The American Horsemen Challenge National Finals are no joke.

The American Horsemen Challenge Association hosts fun, family-friendly obstacle course events to test the versatility and skills of horses and riders in all disciplines. Watch Dannah Westbrook and Lazy J Star Witness tackle the final round at the 2015 National Finals (note: must be logged in to Facebook to view):


Posted by J.R. Baxter on Sunday, October 25, 2015

I’m pretty sure that your average everyday horse would lose its marbles as soon as it saw those wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men, let alone the gigantic spider jump. Dannah and Lazy J Star Witness kept their cool throughout their ride, and conquered many horse-eating monsters (check out some very patient and tactful horsemanship at the 3:45 mark, when the pair faced off with a fake – but terrifying nonetheless – giant bull). They ended up taking home the championship in the English division at the National Finals. Congratulations on a well-ridden round!

Want to try an obstacle challenge with your horse? Check out the AHCA’s website for more info.

Go AHCA. Go Riding.

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