MEET THE TRAINERS
Originally from the Czech Republic, Mirka has spent 25 years training horses for public, competing in western disciplines such as stock horse, versatility, and western dressage. Additionally, she is a veteran Extreme Mustang Makeover competitor and Top 10 finalist and has competed in and judged many liberty competitions. Mirka spends her time outside of competition teaching clinics, private lessons and has been helping young trainers gain their experience and education by putting a solid foundation on a horse. As a trainer, she seeks lightness and responsiveness in her horses as well as connection, harmony, and athletic posture with each horse.
Ginger has been training horses for 20 years. She got her first mustang when she was 20, fell in love and decided that she would start competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover program. She now uses her mustangs in her own program where she showcases their talents and abilities traveling all over the world with them.
Bobby has a career rich in western heritage that spans over 45 years and his is the founder of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Born in Ontario, his passion for horses and the western lifestyle led him to pursue his dreams of training and showing in cutting, reining, roping, and working cow horse. His relationship with mustangs began in 2011 and he has since gained 2 Extreme Mustang Makeover Championships, 1 Mustang Magic Championship, and was a finalist in the Mustang Million. His renowned Mustang Act is the highlight of rodeos nationwide and garnered national attention on Good Morning America.
Mary Miller Jordan
A lifelong horsewoman, Mary first entered the arena with a mustang in 2010 when she was selected to compete as part of the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover. This first horse, Lindsay’s Faith, and Mary went on to win the nationally televised competition, America’s Favorite Trail Horse, which led to Lindsay’s Faith being immortalized as a Breyer Horse. From there, Mary competed in yet another Extreme Mustang Makeover with her horse, Silver Lining. They performed an awe-inspiring freestyle routine bareback and bridleless that secured their top placing. Inspired to share the Mustang with others, Mary then founded I AM HERD. The non-profit connects gentled Mustangs with children in their own school yards and presently serves over 700 students. Mary’s freestyle with her Mustang ‘Magic’ is dedicated to the children. The message: Don’t stop believing. Your dreams are closer than they may appear.
Craig is a first-generation horse trainer who lives in May, TX, and trains horses alongside his beautiful wife, Katie. He is a past Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion and multiple Top 10 competitor, and Road to the Horse competitor. He enjoys helping people and horses and works every day at becoming better horseman and trainer.
Katie Moore has been training and showing horses since her early teens. She fell in love with mustangs after competing in her first Extreme Mustang Makeover in 2012. She has since placed in the Top 10 ten times, including winning champion and fan favorite at the 2016 Fort Worth Extreme Mustang Makeover. Katie is a full-time horse trainer with her husband, Craig Moore. Together, they start colts and fix problems in all breeds and disciplines but take pride in training mustangs.
Marsha Sapp is a professional horse trainer and competitive rider residing in Tallahassee, FL, where she is the owner and head trainer at Southern Oaks Equestrian Center. Marsha is a nationally recognized trainer and clinician, a multiple Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion and Top 10 finalist, a finalist in the American Horsewoman’s Challenge, a USDF Silver Medalist, and a three-time world champion in western dressage. Her mustang, Cobra, has been honored as 2018 USEF National Horse of the Year, has been inducted into the USEF & Equus Foundation Hall of Fame, and has been honored as a Breyer Horse. Marsha enjoys the journey and horsemanship aspect of training our living American legends, the mustang.
A professional trainer and three-day eventing competitor, Elisa has been riding horses since age two. By the time she was eight years old, she had trained her first horse. In 2012, Elisa attended and won her first Extreme Mustang Makeover with her mustang, Fledge. Elisa now has five personal mustangs: Fledge and Rune her main demo mustangs; Hwin, who is immortalized as a Breyer and has competed up to preliminary eventing; and Eton and Wyeth who are talents she is bringing along in eventing. Elisa’s ultimate goal is to show how amazing mustangs are by competing at the upper levels and the world stage of eventing.