Extreme Mustang Makeover – Fort Worth

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September 18-20, 2014

Will Rogers Equestrian Center – Fort Worth, TX

Join us in September for the Fort Worth Extreme Mustang Makeover!  Youth and adult trainers will showcase the Mustangs they have trained and gentled for 100 days. The competing Mustang geldings in the adult division will be available for adoption, Saturday, Sept. 20!

Saturday, Sept. 20 – 12 noon    Competing Mustang Adoption (non-finalists)

Top 10 finalist Mustangs will be available following Top 10 Finals Saturday night

Event Schedule

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All events are free to the public except for the Friday night Top 10 Youth Freestyle Finals and Saturday night Top 10 Freestyle Finals. Tickets are available for $10 for the Friday night Youth performance and $15/$25 for the Sat. night performance. Use the link below to orders yours today! All seating for Friday evening is general admission. Saturday evening tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for box seating. 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.
For orders of 25 tickets or more, use this order form and get a $5 discount!

Interested in adopting a competing mustang at this event? Learn more here.


terryTerry Helder – Born into a family of horse enthusiasts in 1995, Terry Helder has been involved in the horse industry practically all his life.  Since 1986, along with his wife and family, Terry has owned and operated Evergreen Farm, an APHA/AQHA breeding, training and showing facility in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.  Evergreen Farm has become one of the largest all around performance horse breeding programs on the East coast.  Horses carrying their brand (Ef) can be seen competing in very venue from dressage rings to rodeo arenas.  The Helders’ training program has produced 13 National and World Champions and 11 Reserve Champions.

jamesJames Gholson (youth) – James Gholson was born and raised on his family’s ranch in Aspermont, Texas.  He has worked full or part time on just about every ranch in the area from Aspermont to Matador, Texas.  While working for the Matador’s, he met and married June Sandefer, his wife and best friend of 43 years. They have two sons, Carl and Jay, one daughter, April Dingman, and seven grandchildren.  Horses have been a big part of James’ life.  His joy and love for riding good horses has made him a full time student of horsemanship.  He has been successful in showing in RHAA, RCHA, NCHA and Team Roping.

delenaDelena Doyle – Delena Doyle lives on her family ranch in Azle, Texas.  Doyle is a retired educator with a Master’s Degree in Education.  She and her husband Craig raise cattle and enjoy team roping with their two children.  Delena began showing horses at age 13.  She has 27 years of judging experience with cards in the AQHA, APHA, PHBA, PtHA, ApHC, NRCHA, NSBA, IBHA and ABRA.  Delena has judged the European Championships, Australian Championships, and World Championship shows for the APHA, PHBA, ApHC, PtHA and NSBA.  She is an AQHA steward and serves as Equipment judge for the Paint and Appaloosa World Shows.

scotScot Jackson (youth) – Scot Jackson is the immediate past president of the American Paint Horse Association. He is a stock-horse breeder and trainer and focuses mainly on American Paint Horses. Scot is a carded judge with the American Paint Horse Association and the Palomino Horse Breeders Association, and he has judged several world shows and international championships for these organizations. He is also an approved judge with Stock Horse of Texas. He received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Colorado State University. He lives and works in Stephenville, Texas, where he also serves as a county commissioner for Erath County.

trippTripp Townsend – Tripp is a third-generation rancher who owns and manages Sandhill Cattle Company, a feedlot operation in Earth, Texas. There, he continues to hone his horsemanship skills with ranch work. The Sandhill Cattle Company has become not only his workplace, but also his training ground. The horseman finds himself paying more attention to form and technique while performing routine cattle work, and taking every opportunity to turn an ordinary riding situation into a productive training session. Tripp competes in the Ranch Cutting Horse Association, Ranch Horse Association of America and Working Ranch Cowboys Association. He was AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Reserve Champion in 2012. The Sandhill Cattle Company Ranch Rodeo team has qualified for the WCRR 12 times, and has earned three world championships.


We are looking for vendors for the 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover. If you would like to be a part of the show please fill out the vendor  application, link to attached. Or contact Ann Souders, Trade Show Manager, mustangannie4@gmail.com, (817) 994-5380.


The Mustang Gathering is returning to Fort Worth, Texas, during the Extreme Mustang Makeover event! The competition is limited to 50 entries so don’t wait! The Entry Deadline is August 1, 2014. See the Mustang Gathering Info, Mustang Gathering Class Outline and Mustang Gathering Entry Form on this page under “Downloads” for more details and to enter!


Eligible Mustang Million adopters have been emailed the 3-Year-Old Futurity entry form and information. Call our office at (512) 869-3225 if you did not get the email and want to enter!


Mustang Million Futurity

Mustang Gathering – Schedule

Mustang Gathering – Walk, Trot, Lope

Mustang Gathering – Walk, Trot

Mustang Gathering – In-Hand

2014 Trade Show Vendor Application

Mustang Gathering – Hotel Info

Mustang Gathering – Class Outline

2014 Ft Worth Youth Rules & Regs

2014 Ft Worth Adult Rules & Regs

2014 Ft Worth Adult CLASS OUTLINE