The Extreme Mustang Makeover event will feature mustangs, ages 3-6 years old, that have had little to no human contact. Approved trainers are paired with a mustang and have approximately 100 days to gentle and trainer their mustangs and compete in a series of classes including handling & conditioning, pattern and a trail class. The Top 10 competitors compete in a freestyle finals performance Saturday night. Get your tickets now by clicking here! At the conclusion of the event all adult horses will be available to the public via public competitive bid.
Pick Up: February 23-24 in Lebanon, TN
Adult Rules & Regulations
In 2018, the Mustang Heritage Foundation will offer the opportunity for youth ages 8-17 to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in both Lexington, KY and Fort Worth, TX. Selected youth trainers will be assigned a 18-24 month old mustang to be trained for competition. Goals of training include halter breaking, trailer loading, picking up feet and leading though obstacles and maneuvers. At the end of the training period, youth and mustangs compete for cash and prizes. Mustangs and their families will adopt prior to the competition.
Pick Up: February 23-24 in Lebanon, TN
Youth Rules & Regulations
Eli is a 42 year old horse trainer from Caro, MI. He is also a farrier and has been training horses for 20 years. Eli focuses on natural horsemanship techniques.
Kelsey Spencer has known she wanted horses to be the center of her life since she was ten years old. She started riding when she was four and she is twenty-five now. She went to Ohio State for horse management and production where she studied a variety of subjects regarding the horse industry. After college she started specializing in breaking horses and working with problem horses. From there, she decided to give her first EMM a shot and she was hooked. She competed in the Virginia, Florida, and Kentucky Mustang Makeovers. After her first makeover she knew she wanted to make training mustangs and finding good homes for them her life purpose. She knew as a kid she always wanted to do something to make a difference in the world, and being involved in training and working mustangs she has found her path.
Growing up around horses, Edna was introduced to the Mustang 5 years ago. Adopting her first BLM mustang helped her become a better horseman. Competing in the 2017 KY EMM inspired her to invest in the lives of these amazing horses.
Tim is the owner of BC Stables and Training Center in Fair Grove, Missouri where he trains for the public and conducts clinics on horsemanship and confidence for the horse and rider. He has competed in colt starting, endurance, and obstacle challenges. He loves the mustang makeovers, the people involved are here for the right reasons, these amazing horses. The chance to work with a mustang is truly a life changing experience.
Kimber Goodman has been around horses all of her life. She has been training mustangs for over 10 years. Kimber has a great passion for the mustangs and currently owns 4 of the mustangs she has trained. She retired from her career as a high ranking Computer Systems Engineer in the Financial and NASDAQ industry to reward herself with a career as a Professional Equestrian Trainer of both horses and riders.
Horses are Kim’s passion. She was riding her first horse before she could even walk and started her first colt at age nine. As she learned different training techniques, people began to pay her to train their horses. Kim paid her way through college by starting colts, working with problem horses, and training with the dream of someday owning a ranch. This dream was realized when she married her husband and found her purpose in life, which was to prepare horses for a program they host at their ranch for underprivileged children called Cowboy Up for Christ. Horses have taught her many important things about herself, her relationship with others, and most importantly, her relationship with God.
Horses have been Hilda’s whole world since she was three years old and got her first pony. She started taking lessons and showing in her early teens and then started her first colt at 16. She was hooked and has been learning, training and studying horsemanship ever since. After riding Mustangs for clients, Hilda knew she had to try her hand at gentling one from "wild" and she entered the 2017 KY EMM. Unfortunately, her draw was not a 100 day horse, but now she is hooked on Mustangs! She is the "everything" at Keller Horsemanship and works with horses that have behavioral problems as well as tune ups and start colts.
Genevieve Mallow is a PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Runs Daydream Farm Therapeutic Riding in Fort Ashby, WV.
Lauren Overy has been riding horses her whole life and has been training for the public for many years. She has experience in many different disciplines including english and western riding, colt starting competitions, trail riding and much more. This will be her sixth year competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. She is also a certified TIP trainer. Lauren looks forward to this competition year round and feels very blessed to participate.
Kaitlyne is an AQHA Professional Horsewoman and the owner of Kaitlyne Wadman Mustangs, a 501(c)(3) non profit that she started in November of 2016 after she discovered her passion for Americas Wild Horse. Kaitlyne has earned numerous awards throughout her show career including 37 Youth All Around Championships, multiple Top 10 Finishes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and was the first MA teen chosen to compete in the AQHA Youth World Cup Team. Kaitlyne began her journey with mustangs in the 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover in MA, where she placed with her mare Cisco’s Sassy Sensation. The following year she placed 3rd overall and received the crowd’s Fan Favorite vote with her mustang mare Krystle-Lu Martin’s Boston. In the 2017 Kentucky EMM she competed with her first Makeover gelding and finished 5th overall.
Since Rob’s first Mustang makeover 2015 Mustangs have absolutely stolen his heart. He has never worked with animals that were so capable of handing over every bit of trust and honesty right from the heart. These Mustangs are the most versatile horses on Earth. Each and every one Rob has ever worked with has taken a piece of his heart with them.
Dominique trained her first horse when she was 15 years old. She joined the US Army out of high school and served as a combat medic and flight medic for eight years. She got back into training horses in 2000 with the support of her husband, Steve. She and their daughter, Autumn Kammerdiener, love training horses together and find great peace on the back of a horse. Dominique serves as a TIP trainer, hosts TIP Challenges in Western KY and promotes the Mustang whenever possible.
Jessica Davis is the current trainer at TMG Stable in Southern WI. She has been training horses for over 15 years. She uses natural horsemanship with classical dressage to give all horses she works with a solid foundation. Jessica is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and has been a regular EMM trainer since 2009.
20-year old Lance Dixon loves the ranch and rural life. He has been around horses and cattle his entire life. Lance makes and sells buckles and spurs. Lance is attending Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College studying Equine & Ranch Management. Lance was a trainer for the 2016 Missouri and 2017 Kentucky EMM Competitions.
Mike Hurst is a student of the horse. He starts colts at his farm in Philippi WV. Mike is also a full-time telecommunications cable splicer. He is a proud army veteran, father, and husband.
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ADDITIONAL JUDGES MAY BE ADDED
Equine Clinician and judge Bonnie Miller is an approved judge for AQHA – NRHA – NRCHA – APHA- ApHC- PHBA- PtHA – NSBA. Her judging highlights include NRHA Reining Futurity – AQHA Novice Championship Show – Palomino, Paint, Pinto and NSBA World Shows – Paint European Championships – major events in 7 countries. She is a trainer of 81 World and Reserve World Champions (APHA) in 9 different events. Former Equine Science Department Chair at Morrisville State College.
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.