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04 - Competition - TWOTH




The Way Of The Horse (TWOTH) was created in 2005 by EQUITANA Australia to demonstrate a kinder and more caring way to start a young horse and to showcase the impressive training skills of our home-grown horsemen and women.  

The trainers chosen for the Challenge each year are picked specifically because they represent the same kind and caring ethos.  

This electrifying horsemanship contest will have you excited to come back each day to keep tabs on the progress of each trainer and their horse.  The end results will leave you in awe!

The Challenge


During the challenge, three of EQUITANA’s leading horse trainers demonstrate their highly personal and specialised methods of connecting with an unbroken horse.

After choosing their young, unstarted horse from a selection trucked directly from the paddock to the venue, the three trainers work simultaneously in separate round pens, giving the public a unique opportunity to compare starting methods and training styles. Contestants are judged by a respected panel of Equestrians, who award individual points for techniques used to determine the winner.



  • 2019 Champion Andrew Jamieson (Contestants: Georgia Kolovos, Donal Hancock, Amanda Wilson)
  • 2018 Champion Bruce O’Dell (Contestants: Tui Teka, Ken Faulkner, Adam Sutton)
  • 2017 Champion Tui Teka (Contestants: Emily Weibel, Sharna Little, Brett Davey)
  • 2016 Champion Daniel Robinson (Contestants: Damian Hall, Mitchell Gollan)
  • 2014 Champion Bruce O'Dell (Contestants: Bianca Gillanders, Kane Lamperd)
  • 2012 Champion Ken Faulkner (Contestants: Paul Clarkson, Naish Hogan)
  • 2011 Champion Greg Powell (Contestants: Dan Maloney, David Manchon)
  • 2010 Champion Adam Sutton (Contestants: Steve Halfpenny, Chad Brady)
  • 2008 Champion Dan James (Contestants: Warwick McLean, Shane Ransley)
  • 2005 Champion Guy McLean (Contestants: David Simons, Janette Wilson)

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