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.
To learn more and stay updated, visit extrememustangmakeover.com.
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.
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Can a youth trainer compete in these competitions?
Yes! Applications for 2021 events are now closed for Extreme Mustang Makeovers, but you can check out the schedule of TIP Challenges. These are more local, regional events that allow youth and adult trainers to train and compete in-hand. Check out the schedule at https://mustangheritagefoundation.org/shows-events/