Amy Jordan of Exeter has been selected to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held May 10-11, at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Florida. Trainers will have approximately 100 days to gentle a randomly assigned wild horse they will pick up in February and compete for an estimated purse of $25,000 in prize money as well as a custom-made A Cut Above belt buckle.
Jordan, 24, is an amateur horse trainer from Exeter. She has recently moved to Tallahassee, Florida, in order to fulfill a life goal of competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. This will be her first-ever makeover, and first time ever training a horse completely from the wild. She currently spends her days working with young horses and furthering the training of her own mustang.
The purpose of the competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of wild horses. Mustangs roam freely on public lands throughout the West, where they are protected by the Bureau of Land Management under federal law. The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program periodically removes excess animals from the range to ensure herd health and protect rangeland resources. Thousands of the removed animals are then made available each year to the public for adoption or purchase. More than 11,000 mustangs have been placed into private care through Mustang Heritage Foundation events and programs since 2007.
The mustangs competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover challenge are virtually untouched prior to the January pick-up. The trainers and mustangs will compete in a series of classes that will showcase their new skills. The horses will compete in a handling & conditioning class, a pattern class and a combined trail class. The Top 10 competitors will then compete in the freestyle finals Saturday night. Tickets and event information about the Extreme Mustang Makeover are available at http://extrememustangmakeover.com/events/florida.
Mustangs competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover will be available for purchase through an auction event after the awards ceremony Saturday, May 11. Purchase fees will be set by competitive bid. To qualify, individuals must be at least 18 with no record of animal abuse. In addition, purchasers must have suitable facilities and can acquire no more than four animals. Purchase applications will be approved on site by the Mustang Heritage Foundation during the event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mustang Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 979
(512) 869-3225 (512) 869-3229 fa
The Extreme Mustang Makeovers are made possible through a partnership with the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program and the generosity of sponsors such as
Western Horseman, YETI, Martin Saddlery and Classic Equine, Resistol, RAM Rodeo Series, Weisberg Family Foundation, A Cut Above Buckles and RIDE TV
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse experience and secure adequate numbers of caring homes for excess horses. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is passionate about the successful placement of mustangs into private care so future generations can enjoy this distinctive feature of our American heritage. The Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed over 11,000 mustangs into private care since 2007.
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
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.
2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover Schedule
May 10-11 Ocala, Florida – Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
June 20-22 Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky Horse Park
August 9-10 Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles Equestrian Center
September 5-7 Fort Worth, Texas – Will Rogers Memorial Center
CONTACT: Amy Jordan