Colt Starting Course


Jason has been starting colts under saddle for the last 25-plus years and has demonstrated his methods at horse expos and events throughout North America.

Jason has now put his starting program into a three day colt starting course.

Participants: $750 for all three days (bring your own colt, includes indoor stall for the course) plus HST

Spectators: $75 per day or $150 plus HST for all three days - must register 

 Dates: COURSE 1: MAY 3, 4, 5 (Participant spots filled, Spectator spaces available!)

COURSE 2: MAY 18, 19, 20 (2 Participant spots left and Spectator spots available!)

 Location: Northstar Livestock (Southampton, Ontario)

5 participants maximum.


To inquire or sign up contact us and we will forward the information kit.


Or message through this website.

Jason Irwin Colt Starting Course

 Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the course?

-the first course offered is May 3, 4, 5  and the second course offered is May 18, 19, 20

Who is instructing the course?

-Jason Irwin - horse trainer, clinician/coach, tv personality, rancher

What is a colt starting course?

-A course where participants will bring their own horses and learn the steps to put the first rides on their horse under saddle.

Where is the course being held?

-Northstar Livestock: 1465 B Line, Southampton, Ontario, Canada. 2.5 hours northwest of Pearson International Airport. The closest towns are about 10 minutes away - Port Elgin and Southampton.

How do I apply for the course? 

-Contact Jason and Bronwyn Irwin through the website contact form or email for information and to register. A questionnaire will be sent and information provided.

Is a deposit required to participate?

-Yes, due to limited participatant spaces deposit is required. 

Will the course be indoors or outside?

-The course will be run in the arena and outside as well. Dress accordingly for Ontario May weather (sun, overcast, rain, snow, etc.)

Where does my horse stay during the course?

-Participating horses are provided a stall. Please bring hay, feed, shavings, water bucket and anything your horse may need.

Who takes care of my horse once it is on the property?

-The participant is responsible for all of the care, needs, cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding, watering, etc of their own horse.

What equipment will I need?

-Equipment list will be provided in information package.

What if I have questions beforehand?

-Jason will be having a phone meeting with each participant prior to the course.

Where do I stay when I participate?

-There are numerous local hotel options within a 10 minute drive. Camping on-site is also available for participants only (no electricity hook-ups so bring a generator). 

Are there any hotels? Restaurants near by?

-Yes, the closest towns are Port Elgin and Southampton.

What if I only want to watch?

-Spectators are welcome. Fees above. Bring own chair, snacks, drinks, anything else you would like. Lunch available for purchase. Spectators must leave once course has wrapped for the day.

Do I have to register to be a spectator?

-Yes, registration and payment to hold spot is required ahead of time. 

Can I film or take photos?

-No. No one is allowed to film or take photos at the course. 

 Can I ask questions?

-Yes! Highly encouraged. There will also be 'classroom' type sessions that will allow for more discussions for participants and spectators.

Do I need insurance?

-Every participant must provide liability insurance once they register.

What if I pay the deposit for the course but I want to back out?

-Deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance.

 Can I have someone else handle my horse if I don't want to?

-Once the clinic begins the participant is the only person who will be handling/starting their own horse. Jason will assist as needed.

Can I switch out my horse for another horse?

-If you wish to change horses ahead of time you must get approval from Jason and Bronwyn. The horse you start the course with is the only horse that is allowed in the course.

 What are the hours of the course?

-To be sent in the information package.

What do I eat?

-Lunches (participants/spectators) and Dinners (participants only) are available for purchase. If you would rather bring your own meals due to dietary restrictions, preferences please do. Bring your own beverages. Bring anything else you may like to eat during the day if you wish.

 Where do spectators/participants sit?

-Bring your own chair and there will be designated seating areas.


-A living quarters horse trailer bathroom is on-site.

 Can I bring my dog or other pet?


 What is the schedule?

-Schedule will be provided in the information package.


Jason Irwin Colt Starting Course