GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) and the Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA) have come together again to offer a unique mustang only division at the EXCA 2019 World Championship in Glen Rose, Texas, November 5-10, called the Extreme Mustang Race.
The Extreme Mustang Race will challenge mustang competitors and their horses to maneuver through a series of obstacles against the clock, demonstrating both horsemanship and speed. The Top 10 competitors will take home a purse of $10,000.
Interested competitors must send in completed entry forms and can then adopt or purchase a 3-6-year-old mustang mare or gelding from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) corrals or adoption/purchase events between April 1 and August 1, 2019.
Upon successful entry, contestants will gentle and train their mustangs for approximately 100 days in preparation for competition in November for the chance to win $10,000. The Extreme Mustang Race is limited to 25 entries on a first come first served basis with an entry deadline of August 1, 2019.
“The EXCA World Finals was an incredible host to the Extreme Mustang Race last year,” said Kali Sublett, MHF Executive Director. “We loved watching these once wild horses compete alongside top EXCA competitors and we are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to our mustang family again in 2019! This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has considered adopting a wild horse and also wants something to strive for and to be a part of, that is what we hope this event offers.”
Currently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimates nearly 80,000 wild horses roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 western states, mostly in Nevada, Wyoming and California. As their populations grow, events like the Extreme Mustang Race encourage public education and adoption of these remarkable animals.
“We are really excited to have the Extreme Mustang Race back again this year at the Extreme Cowboy Association World Finals,” said Craig Cameron, Hall of Fame Cowboy and World Champion Cowboy. “This is one of our best divisions to watch. Last year, Lee Hart took first place on his Mustang named Lumpy.”
For more information about the Extreme Mustang Race visit extrememustangrace.com. The full schedule of the EXCA World Championship, including hotel information and event tickets, can be found online at https://extremecowboyassociation.com/world-program-2019.htm.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure the successful private placement of excess wild horses and burros removed from public lands so future generation can enjoy this distinctive feature of our American heritage. The primary mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create, promote, support and manage programs and activities that provide information and education to the public about wild horses and burros; elevate the public image and desirability of wild horses and burros; provide opportunities for members of the public to become involved in the wild horse and burro experience; secure adequate numbers of skilled and caring private homes for excess horses to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands; and identify and develop sources of private financial support for the Foundation’s mission. For more information visit mustangheritagefoundation.org.
About the Extreme Cowboy Association
The Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA) is the original and only recognized association for the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing. The Extreme Cowboy Race was originated by the first “Original Cowboy,” Craig Cameron. Craig has achieved national recognition and prominence as a true cowboy and is known as the “Cowboy’s Clinician,” being one of the finest horsemen in the United States.
The EXCA has been specifically designed to invite riders of all levels to participate and enjoy the Extreme Cowboy Challenge. The EXCA has developed the official competitive structure for all EXCA members in regions across the United States, Canada and Europe. Each region will offer local and Regional Championship competitions that lead to the EXCA World Championship competition.
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 235,000 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