New National English Discipline Competition and Qualifying BLM Mustang Event – Ocala 19-21

Mustang Champions, a new nonprofit, will be attending a BLM Wild Horse & Burro adoption event this weekend in Ocala 19-21. All mustangs adopted or purchased this weekend will qualify for the Mustang Classic – a new national mustang championship event.

The Mustang Classic in the first of its kind English discipline event – September 2024 – at the Kentucky Horse Park / Rolex Stadium.

$50,000 to the Champion – $125,000 total purse

Marsha Hartford Sapp, of Ocala, will be at the event on Thurs, Oct 19 for interviews. Her retired mustang, Cobra, was a past USEF horse of the year and was honored to be a collectable Breyer horse. Marsha has a deep passion for mustangs and their plight.

Mustang Champions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Austin, Texas, is in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program to create and produce events to raise awareness of and encourage the adoption of mustangs to reduce the number of animals in holding.

About the Mustang Champions
Mustang Champions is a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Austin, Texas. Mustang Champions is dedicated to the adoption of mustangs that have been gathered and are currently in BLM holding. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program, mustangs in holding will be transitioned into private care to lessen the burden of an abundance of animals, reduce the cost of care to the American taxpayer and help protect rangelands. Mustang Champions will create and manage programs and events that showcase the ability and diversity of mustangs with the sole purpose of getting mustangs adopted. Mustang Champions is committed to the proper gentling, training, and treatment of mustangs. By enlisting qualified trainers, potential adopters, owners, and all Americans who want to support our efforts, Mustang Champions will prepare mustangs for homes outside of government holding. Additionally, Mustang Champions will provide educational and training resources to help those interested in and working with mustangs to improve their skills and knowledge, ensuring better handling and care of mustangs and help educate the American public about wild mustangs, raising positive awareness for the BLM and the WH&B Program staff. Mustang Champions hopes that, with their combined efforts and experience, they can give American mustangs in holding an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities as companions or champions.

 About the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program
 The Bureau of Land Management manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Matt Manroe
Executive Director, Mustang Champions