The Extreme Mustang Makeover California, originally slated for August 7-8, will now be held as a virtual event.
To ensure the health and safety of trainers, owners and fans, and remain in compliance with COVID-19 reopening plans in California, the Mustang Heritage Foundation made the decision to transition to a virtual event.
Trainers will be able to pick up their eligible mustangs July 17-18 at Ridgecrest, California. However, show and auction dates are still being determined and will be released as soon as they become available.
“While this is a difficult time for everyone, we are focused on supporting our trainers and mustangs,” said executive director Alex Kappert. “This means adjusting plans to ensure we are still able to raise awareness for the 50,000 mustangs in holding and share our mission of helping bring mustangs home.”
The show will be produced as a virtual event for both adult and youth divisions 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.
With the event format change, the mustang auction will also be held online and hosted by Superior Livestock Auctions.
“We remain grateful to have online platforms that allow us to continue to host our events,” said Kappert.
The Extreme Mustang Makeover is produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program, to showcase the versatility and trainability of the American Mustang. The event is presented by Western Horseman and sponsored by RIDE TV, NRS Supply, Espana Silk, A Cut Above Buckles, Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery, Resistol, Yeti and Ram Rodeo Series.
To learn more and stay updated, visit extrememustangmakeover.com.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
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.
About the Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removes wild horses and burros from public lands to ensure a healthy balance of land and animals. Since 1971, the BLM has placed more than 250,000 wild horses and burros into good homes nationwide. Partnerships, like the Mustang Heritage Foundation, provide the BLM with additional opportunities to place animals into good homes. Interested applicants can attend BLM offsite adoption/sales event, visit a BLM Off-Range Corral, or participate in an Internet adoption/sales event to apply to take a wild horse or burro home! To learn more about the Wild Horse and Burro Program, please call 866-468-7826 or visit BLM.GOV/whb.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.
Mustang Heritage Foundation
Contact: Michelle Bonds