The Extreme Mustang Makeover Kentucky slated for June 25-27 will now be held as a virtual event.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation made the difficult decision to move from an in-person to virtual event in order to ensure the health and safety of trainers, owners and fans, and remain in compliance with COVID-19 reopening plans determined by the state of Kentucky.
“This was an incredibly tough call for us as we love getting to see our trainers and their mustangs in person,” said executive director Alex Kappert. “However, our primary mission remains to place these mustangs in private homes and this format allows us to do that.”
The show will be produced as a virtual event for Adult and Youth divisions during the same timeframe and hosted on E-SHOWS, the new online horse showing platform developed by the American Paint Horse Association.
Entries will be submitted as videos through E-SHOWS. MHF staff will be available to assist trainers in submitting their videos by the deadline.
Videos will be reviewed and judged by Adult judges Dennis Cappel and Gary Hersom, and Youth judges Ginger Duke and Dan James. Class and Overall results will be announced throughout June 25-27.
With the event format change, the mustang auction will be held virtually and hosted by Superior Livestock on Saturday, June 27.
“We are fortunate to partner with APHA and Superior, leaders in the equine industry, to still showcase these talented mustangs and trainers,” said Kappert. “Their virtual platforms will also help broaden our audience, allowing for nationwide viewing and bidding.”
Additional information on accessing show patterns; how and when to submit class videos; and how to enter the virtual auction will be released next week.
To learn more, please visit extrememustangmakeover.com.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to facilitating successful placements for America’s excess wild mustangs and burros through innovative programs, events and education. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit mustangheritagefoundation.org.
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