4th Annual Horseman’s Mission

Oct. 20, 21 & 22, 2022

3 Day Colt Starting Competition

Clinics & Seminars

(Day tickets sold at the door only)

Thursday & Friday Night Performance
(Separate Tickets Required)

Located at the
Holmes County Fairgrounds
8880-OH 39, Millersburg, Ohio

Three Colts, Three Trainers, Three Days

When presented with the idea by two different friends to put on a colt starting competition the wheels started turning. With lots of planning and the help of a wonderful committee, the dream of the “Horseman’s Mission” came true. Whether it’s starting a colt, improving you’re riding, or teaching your horse new things. The Horseman’s mission is here to help support and educate other horse lovers on how to go to the next level with their horses.

So if you enjoy leaning about horsemanship, spending time with great clinicians and trainers, and enjoy being in a family friendly atmosphere, don’t miss out on this event!

How the Colt Starting Event Works

Each trainer has 11/2 hours per day to train his/her colt.
Each trainer is judged on horsemanship and finished performance by a panel of judges.
1st Place wins a saddle by JR Custom Saddlery


Our 2022 Colt Starters
(Champions of last 3 years competing against one another in 2022!)

Kevin Raber

2018 Colt Starting Champion
Kevin Raber
Jackson, OH

Hi I’m Kevin Raber I’m super excited to be coming back for the 2022 colt starting competition! Some background and fun facts!

I’m 22 years old I grew up in the horse industry and love it everyday, Together with my wife Marybeth we own and operate Diamond K where we train and sell horses all over the country along with some horse showing , we get to ride and train and travel all over the place, it’s been a great opportunity to meet some great people and the best trainers in the business as well as the coolest areas we get to see with the traveling we do. I was lucky enough to win the 2018 horseman’s mission colt starting competition and sure am ready for 2022 a lot has changed for us since the 2018 competition, we are excited to see everyone back this year and to see what we can do competing against two other great trainers. Most of all we are going to have a good time and share some fun facts, some learning experience and fun competition, as we go through the three day competition. See y’all there. 

Sadie Fisher

2019 Colt Starting Champion
Sadie Fisher

Millerstown, PA

Sadie Fisher started her business of Unbridled Equine after becoming John and Josh Lyons certified in 2013 . She  trains horses of various breeds. Breaking out colts, trailer loading, driving,  problem solving, trick training and more.  Using practical leadership methods that create a fun and safe horse. Sadie also does clinics, private lessons,  gives demos, hosts girls camps and travels Roman Riding at events. Thus creating the motto, From TRAINING to ENTERTAINING.

Monroe Miller

2019 2nd place colt starter
Monroe Miller
New Bedford OH

(Monroe consented to compete when our 2021 Champion was unable to participate.)

I am Monroe Miller, the owner of Hidden View Ranch, along with my wife Rosie and our two boys Benjamin, Eli, and Dustin Ray. We operate 93 acres and also about 50 acres of rental pasture. We breed and raise the American Quarter Horse. We specialize in ranch-bred horses that we train and sell as versatile horses. We are a full time training facilities and also do training for the public. We have an indoor and outdoor arena with plenty of trail miles and obstacles for all your training needs. 330-231-7435


Featured 2022 Clinicians
(Yet to be finalized)

Jesse Westfall

Westfall Horsemanship
Perrysburg, OH

Stacy Westfall

Westfall Horsemanship
Perrysburg, OH

Jake Lundahl

Lundahl Performance Horses
Newbury, OH

Terry Myers

Ostrander, OH

Training, Clinics, Lessons

Joel Coalter

This event is
being announced
by Pro Rodeo
Joe Coalter
Lodi, OH

Jason Smith

J Smith Horsemanship

Mission Host
Moderator and Educator

Monroe Miller

Hidden View Ranch
Fresno, OH

2019 Colt Starting

Sadie Fisher

Unbridled Equine
Millerstown, PA

2019 Colt Starting

Leon Raber

Lost Mule Co.
Fredericksburg, OH

Advanced Mulemanship

Kevin Raber

Diamond K Horsemanship
Jackson, OH

2018 Colt
Starting Champion


The Horseman’s Mission Select Sale

November 18 & 19, 2022
in Sullivan, Ohio

Lodging, Tickets and Location

What you need to know before you come to The Mission.

About Us

Who are we, what we do and why we’re here.

2022 Schedule of Events (Yet to be finalized)

Thursday, October 20

  • 9:00 (Mission Arena)…………………..Introduction (Day tickets sold at the door only.)
  • 5:00 Clear Building
  • 6:00 Doors reopen for Performance *Advanced Tickets Only (To purchase, call 234-301-7627 or 340-9686)
  • 7:00-9:30……………..The Mission Accomplished Performance*
    Come see horses and riders working in harmony
    *Requires a separate (advance) ticket

Friday, October 21

  • 9:00: Open (Day tickets sold at the door only)
  • 5:00 Clear Building
  • 6:00 Doors reopen for Performance *Advanced Tickets Only (To purchase, call 234-301-7627 or 340-9686)
  • 7:00-9:30……………..The Mission Accomplished Performance*
    Come see horses and riders working in harmony
    *Requires a separate (advance) ticket

Saturday, October 22

  • 9:00: Open (Day tickets sold at the door only.)
  • 12:30-4:00 (Mission Arena) Round 3 of Colt Starting Competition
  • 4:15 Announcing the Colt Starting Winner and Awards

Sunday, October 24

  • 10:00 (Mission Arena)..Cowboy Church Services
    Everyone is welcome!

Our Mission Statement

The Horseman’s Mission is to “inspire both young and old horse lovers to work with the horse in a horsemanship manner. Using communication and feel creating a trust and bond that allows us to reach unlimited goals. To encourage spiritual communication to reach eternal goals.”

Horseman’s Mission Planning Committee

Event Coordinators
Ray Raber — 330.275.2877

General Information
Ezra Yoder – 330.600.5459

Vendor Information
Brenton Schlabach — 330.231.7426

Stall & Barn
Daniel Erb — 330.201.8675

Secretary & Treasurer
John A. Miller – 330.473.3773

For information, please contact Ray Raber (330.275.2877)

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