Montana Western 2020 Colt Challenge and Sale

Update to our 2020 Montana Western Colt Challenge & Sale

Due to COVID-19 we have updated our competition and sale format.

Part 1– The Challenge (canceled this year)

The opportunity to compete in Dillon at Montana Western’s Colt Challenge is a once in a lifetime experience for many of the program’s students. This is an exceptional experiential learning opportunity to start a colt and ready it for competition. This year, the Challenge has been canceled.

Part 2– The Preview & Sale (Online, March 23-28, 2020)

Montana Western and the community of Dillon is excited to present the annual colt sale. The sale is a fundraiser for the Natural Horsemanship Program at Montana Western, and promotes experiential learning and the ranch and cow horse industry.

This year’s sale will be available through internet auction at

Online bidding will begin Monday, March 23, at 8:00 a.m. MST and will close on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. MST. Bids can be placed via phone or online the day of the sale. Colts will be put through a vet check and results will be posted on the auction site.

Visit Rivers West Auction online to preview colts and register before the sale.

For more information, please contact Jason Clinkenbeard by calling (406) 239-3529 or email Or contact Melanie South by calling (406) 230-6114 or email