Got the Grit? Apply Now!

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has opened applications for those interested in competing at one of three Extreme Mustang Makeovers slated for 2021.

The events will take place June 24–26, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky; August 11–14, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and October 15–16, 2021, in Logan Township, New Jersey. During all three action-packed weekends, adult and youth competitors will showcase the trust they have built with untouched wild horses in just 100 days of training. Spectators will see a display of incredible athleticism and versatility as trainers reveal the complete transformation each horse has undergone in the weeks leading up to competition.

Think you have the grit to compete for more than $40,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded at each event? Complete an application today. Apply by February 1 for the event in Lexington, Kentucky, or by March 1 for both the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Logan Township, New Jersey, Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Find adult and youth applications online at

Due to potential COVID-19 concerns, dates, locations, and formats for all Extreme Mustang Makeover events are subject to change at any time. Please visit for the most up-to-date information regarding competitor applications, animal pick-up specifics, event dates, facility guidelines, and all other details.

Extreme Mustang Makeover events are 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 events are 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.

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

 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.

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