In 2011, the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Extreme Mustang Makeover events will take place from California to Tennessee and points in between, and continue to showcase the talents of the American Mustang. With more than 30,000 American Mustangs waiting to be adopted in Bureau of Land Management facilities, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is stepping up its efforts to help find them adoptive homes.
Two hundred Mustangs will be available for adoption and will be eligible to compete for their share of an estimated $200,000 purse at the September 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Fort Worth, Tex. With double the purse of this year’s event, it will offer the largest earnings ever in Mustang competition. The Supreme event follows a different format than other Extreme Mustang Makeovers: Mustangs will be adopted prior to the competition. A competitive-bid adoption will be held April 16 and will be televised through Superior Auction Services on RFD-TV. Bidders must be pre-approved by March 1.
The year begins in Fort Worth at the Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo with the invitational Mustang Magic. Twenty-five Mustangs and their trainers will compete Jan. 21-22, 2011. The Mustangs will be available for adoption following the competition.
In May, the Extreme Mustang Makeover returns to Norco, Calif. Living up to its Horsetown USA moniker, Norco competitors will showcase their Mustangs’ talents on an urban trail course as well as other classes. The event is scheduled for May 13-15.
Trainer, author and top competitor Al Dunning take part in to the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Collins, Colo. Dunning will offer insight and coaching at the Colorado State University event June 10-12.
The history shared by Mustangs and Native Americans will be front and center when the Extreme Mustang Makeover makes a stop at the Navajo Nation and Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz. on Aug. 12-14.
The final stop on the schedule will be Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 21-23. The Extreme Mustang Makeover returns to Tennessee Miller Coliseum on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
Excluding the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover event where horses will be adopted prior to competing, Mustangs will be available for adoption at all Extreme Mustang Makeover events. Trainers interested in competing in Extreme Mustang Makeover events must complete and submit an application, which are now available for the first events at the Extreme Mustang Makeover website.