Extreme Mustang Makeover – Alabama
August 8-9, 2014
Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Alabama!
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is traveling to Alabama for a first-time event at the Celebration Arena! This wild horse training competition will offer two divisions. Youth, ages 8-17, will compete with a mustang yearling they adopted in in-hand classes and adults, ages 18 and over, will ride their assigned mustang in preliminary classes to compete for a spot in the top 10 freestyle finals. All adult mustangs will be available for adoption after the event.
All events are free to the public except for the Saturday night Top 10 Freestyle Finals. Tickets are available for $15. Use the link below to orders yours today! All seating is general admission. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. As a non-profit, ticket sales directly support the production of the event and other MHF adoption and education programs. We hope to see you there!
Tickets are available here or call 888.695.0888
Interested in adopting a competing mustang at this event? Learn more here.
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Laura Kathryn Gilmer
Laura Kathryn Gilmer of Franklin, Tennessee, was the youngest AQHA All Around Youth in the nation at the age of 12. The year before, Gilmer was also the youngest all-around youth at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. This record still stands today. She is an 18-time Congress winner including, winning the Congress youth all around back-to-back in 1986, 1987, and in 1990.
Laura has raised and bred Congress winners and World placers in a career in the horse industry that has spanned over 25 years. She has been a feature writer and editor for several equine related magazines including her current position as Senior Writer and Editor for GoHorseShow.com. A graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with a master’s degree in Journalism, Laura has extensive experience in broadcast and print news. She also holds her AQHA, NRHA, NSBA, and APHA, judges cards and has judged several international shows in Germany, the Czech Republic, England, Norway, Canada, and Mexico.
For over 40 years, Mark Jarvis has been actively and/or professionally involved in the horse industry through ownership or training of all age horses, judging shows, competitive showing on the state and local level and coaching of young men and women in performance events and halter.
He has have judged hundreds of shows over a time span of 21 years throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.
Mark was the past secretary of the Alabama Open Horseman’s Association for 12 years and one of primary responsible parties for planning and operation of the AOHA State Championship Horse Show.
He and his wife, Lisa Jarvis, live in Jasper, Alabama, where Mark is the chief probation officer for Walker County Juvenile Court.