The Extreme Mustang Makeover returns to the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, TX beginning Thursday, September 8. For the last 100 days, dedicated trainers from across the country have been working with a randomly assigned untouched, wild horse to prepare them for competition.
Youth competitors were assigned yearlings and will compete in three in-hand classes: Handling & Conditioning, Trail and Freestyle. Their combined score from the three classes will determine the Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Champion!
Adult competitors were assigned horses between 3-6 years old. They will compete in three preliminary classes (Handling & Conditioning, Trail, and Mustang Maneuvers) which will determine the Top 10 competitors who will advance to the Freestyle Finals on Saturday night in Will Rogers Coliseum. The Top 10 will enter the finals with a clean slate and complete both a Compulsory Maneuvers class and a Freestyle routine of their own design. The combined score of those two classes will determine the Extreme Mustang Makeover Adult Champion!
Tickets are available for the Freestyle Finals on Saturday night via the Mustang Heritage Foundation website (https://mustangheritagefoundation.org/event/emm-fw/). If you are unable to join in-person for the Freestyle Finals, the event will be streamed live on Cowboy Channel+ (https://www.cowboychannelplus.com/).
Non-finalist Adult Division horses will be available for adoption on Saturday, September 10th at 1pm. Finalist Adult Division horses will be available for adoption following the Freestyle Finals performance Saturday evening. To learn more about the adoption process, please visit: https://mustangheritagefoundation.org/emm-adopt/
The Bureau of Land Management will be on-site with approximately 50 untrained wild horses available for public adoption, too. To learn more about adopting a wild horse through the BLM, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/whb
To learn more about the Extreme Mustang Makeover Fort Worth competition, adoption or to view the available horses, visit: mustangheritagefoundation.org/event/emm-fw/
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 NRS Supply, Espana Silk, A Cut Above Buckles, Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery, Resistol, and Yeti.
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. More than 20,000 mustangs have been placed into private care through Mustang Heritage Foundation events and programs since 2007. 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.
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