Extreme Mustang Makeover – Pennsylvania

August 22-23, 2014

Mountain Springs Arena – Shartlesville, PA

The Extreme Mustang Makeover is coming to Pennsylvania!

Join the Mustang Heritage Foundation for a first-time event in Pennsylvania! This wild horse training event 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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Sherrye Johnson Trafton

Sherry-Johnson-TraftonSherrye Johnson Trafton is a 1985 Findlay College graduate of Pre-Vet/Equine sciences   and a lifetime member of the AQHA, NSBA and the Maine Quarter Horse Association.  She is also an AQHA Judge (2005), a NRHA judge (2007), a GHRA/GCDS judge (2008), a NEHC ‘1’ western judge (2009), a ARHA judge (2010), a New England 4-H Horse & Pony Judge ‘A’ rated (2011), OHSA (2012) and since 1987 an All Breed, All Discipline Open Show Judge. Sherrye serves on the AQHA Youth Committee and also the Region 6 AQHA Board of Directors and the MeQHA Board of Directors. She is an AQHA Professional Horseman, an AQHA Marketing Council and AQHA Affilliate Council Member and an AQHA and NRHA show steward.

Sherrye co-owns Sable Oak Equestrian Center, located in Brunswick, Maine, with her husband John Trafton. Sable Oak is an all-breed training facility offering disciplines in Western, Hunter, Dressage and Saddleseat instruction. They devote many hours to youth and amateur exhibitors. Through education and mentoring, John and Sherrye enjoy assisting in the growth of those whom they have become involved with through the many equestrian disciplines. She has coached and trained three national AQHA Champions.

Stuart Rybak

Stuart-RybakStuart Rybak grew up on the family dairy farm in Damascus, Pennsylvania. He and his dad used to ride and teach horses to drive as a hobby. During high school, Stuart showed livestock, he was president of the 4-H club and was part of the Wayne County livestock judging team. He later graduated from college with an agriculture degree.

After college, Stuart decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional horse trainer. He took an opportunity to apprentice with Craig Cameron. It was at Cameron’s ranch that Stuart learned how to start colts and work with problem horses. He traveled the United States with Cameron, learning how to give clinics and demos. Stuart, along with his wife, created Rybak Horsemanship, LLC. Together, they have built and designed a successful, 100-acre equine facility known as the Northeast Training Center. They host numerous clinics throughout at the year at this facility with clinicians such as Lynn Palm, Les Vogt, and recently Craig Johnson. Stuart looks forward to judging the Extreme Mustang Makeover and is honored to be a part of such a great event.


Selected Adult Trainers

Selected Youth Trainers


Event Schedule

2014 PA Adult Rules & Regs

2014 PA Adult Class Outline

2014 PA Youth Rules & Regs