Get Ready for the Appalachian Trainer Face Off. Apply as a Trainer Today

The 2020 Appalachian Trainer Face Off begins May 13th! As many as 35 trainers take part in this one of kind event. You do not want to miss it; whether you’re a trainer applying before April 15th for a chance to be selected, an adopter applying before August 15th to be able to bid on an adoptive horse in the event or attending as one of over 1,000 people making adoptable horse history!

THE CONCEPT of the ATFO IS SIMPLE: This event is making More Horses HIGHLY adoptable. Many of these horses have been abandoned or neglect. The ATFO turns them into awesome equine partners through pairing them for 100 days with trainers across America. For 100 days, trainers work with their horse making him an accomplished, willing equine partner, and the pair competes on the 20-22nd of August in Winfield, WV with a skill, obstacle course and freestyle portions.

The trainers stand to show their skill with difficult cases. The horses stand to gain knowledge that go with them into their adoptive homes, showing what rescues are capable of for many years to come.The prize package for the ATFO this year is better than ever! Judges this year are tentatively: Josh Lyons, Patrick King, Michael Lyons and Yvonne Barteau .

Don’t miss your change to apply as a trainer for either division, as the cut off is April 15th This year, the minimum cash prizes are: Professional division: $2,000 Champion Amateur division: $1,000 Champion There will be entire prize packages through 3rd place. Also, all trainers receive 50% of the adoption fee is their horse finds a home at the conclusion of the Face Off. Last year, the highest adoption fee for the winning horse was $8,000.00. Spread the word and tag a trainer.

Tag someone who may wish to adopt and attend, as well! We are accepting vendor application through August 15th.

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