Virtual Equine Challenges

Your horse. Your rides. Your ribbons.

Not every equestrian competes, but every equestrian deserves to have their time and hard work recognized; that’s the foundation of these challenges.
With Lone Star Equine Events, our goal is to focus on everything we do that fosters the bond between horse and rider. No matter if you ride English or Western, if you’re walk-trot or jumping meter-high fences, if your horse is a beloved trail buddy or your trusted competition partner.
Every equestrian deserves to be celebrated!

The challenge is simple.

The quarterly virtual challenges hosted by Lone Star Equine Events are simple in design: complete 25 rides in 3 months (that’s about two rides per week).
Don’t ride? That’s fine! In addition to riding, we accept purposeful groundwork, liberty work, and driving. The goal is that you and your horse are working together.

Sign up, ride, log, win.

Step one: sign up! Registration is open throughout the entirety of the challenge.
Step two: ride! That’s our favorite part of the challenge.
Step three: log your rides! The challenge log is available once registered. Rides can be backdated to the beginning of the challenge.
Step four: challenge complete! Any registrant who completes and submits a challenge log is eligible for a ribbon.

Wait, did you say a ribbon?

Yes! Your registration fee includes a finisher’s rosette. This is mailed to the address specified on your submitted challenge log (see FAQ for details). Each quarterly challenge has its own theme, and the ribbons are themed accordingly!

How it Works

Each challenge lasts 3 months.

Registration is open throughout the entire challenge period.

Your goal: 25 rides.

Riding is not mandatory. We accept purposeful groundwork, liberty work, and driving as well!

Winter Frost Challenge

January 01, 2024 - February 29, 2024

Every equestrian knows the chill of winter. Fluffy horses, frozen water troughs, and snowy arenas are just part of life when the temperature drops. And why is it suddenly dark during that 6:00 lesson? Yet despite the cold, we ride on.For this challenge, complete 15 rides in 9 weeks to earn your rosette. You will need to submit a completed challenge log before March 1, 2024.Sign up below to participate in the challenge. Once paid, you will receive a link to the challenge log. Ride your horse (the fun part!), fill out your log, and submit by the deadline in order to receive your finisher’s rosette!

Ribbon shown is a mock up; final ribbon may differ.

Once you complete your registration, you will be redirected to the Google Drive folder that contains your challenge log.

Important Dates

March 1, 2024: Signups Open
May 31, 2024: Registration Closes, Challenge Logs Due
June 1-7, 2024: Ribbon Eligibility Determined
June 2024: Ribbons Mailed to Finishers

Registration opens


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can participate in challenges?

    You! Whether you own, lease, or ride lesson horses.
    Challengers should be 18 or over to register themselves; challengers under 18 must be sponsored by an adult.
    By participating in challenges, you agree that you and your horse are healthy and fit enough to participate.

    What if I can't or don't ride, or my horse can't be ridden?

    Riding is not mandatory. We accept purposeful groundwork, liberty work, and driving as well!
    What doesn’t qualify? Regular grooming, farrier visits, or other maintenance care.

    How do I get my finisher's ribbon?

    Ribbon eligibility is determined by submitting a completed ride log. Your ribbon will be mailed to the address specified on your log or when you sign up.
    Please note that currently we can only register challengers in the US. We hope to expand internationally by the spring of 2024!

    Do I need to submit proof of rides?

    We work on the honor system when it comes to logging rides. You are not required to submit photo or video proof that your rides were completed. However, we encourage you to send us photos because we love to see them!

    How do I get involved in lone star?

    We actually have a referral program!
    Check out our Contact page to get a copy of our referral packet and application.


    get in touch

    If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out at any time.We respond to inquiries Monday - Friday, between 8am - 4:30pm CST.

    Referral program

    We’re always looking for social media savvy equestrians to spread the word about Lone Star Events. Get discounts for your followers and earn free registration! Fill out the form below to receive our referral program information packet.