JULY 6-8, 2017
Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511


2017-emm-logo-copyThe Extreme Mustang Makeover will travel to Kentucky in the summer of 2017!  Adult trainers, ages 18 and over, will compete in this 100-wild horse training competition with their assigned mustang in a series of preliminary classes for a spot in the Top-10 freestyle finals performance. This event will award $25,000 in cash and prizes. All adult mustangs will be available for adoption after the finals performance via public competitive bid. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program will be on site to approve interested adopters.

This EMM event will be held at Kentucky Horse Park. Pick up for geldings ages 4-7 will be on March 17-18 in Ewing, Illinois.

Listing of accepted trainers >>

Adult Rules and Regulations >>

Please join us Saturday, July 8th for an exciting evening of freestyle competition and adoption! All events throughout the weekend are free except for the freestyle finals performance.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. All seats are general admission. Children 5 years and under are free. Group discounts may be available. For more information, please call 512-869-3225. We look forward to seeing you there!


Rebecca Bowman is hosting a Youth & Mustang TIP Challenge in conjunction with this Extreme Mustang Makeover event. Youth trainers, ages 8-17 are eligible to adopt a 12-24 month old mustang to train and compete with in this in-hand competition. Youth applications are not available to be submitted online. For questions or more details about this Youth & Mustang Challenge, please contact Rebecca at (859) 489-8141 or youthmustangky@gmail.com. Applications are due February 24. 

Youth Entry Application Download >>

Youth Rules and Regulations >>


The Mustang Open Show, a show produced and hosted by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, will be held in conjunction with the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Florida. The competition is open to competitors 8 years or older and any previously adopted mustang or burro with a BLM freeze mark. The competition is intended to allow adopters the opportunity to interact with other mustang enthusiasts and provide show experience for their animals. The competition is divided into three divisions including in-hand, walk-trot, and walk-trot-lope with each division divided into trail, pattern, and freestyle classes.

The Kentucky Open Show has met its entry limit and we will not be able to accept any more applications. We will be in contact with you soon.

Mustang Open Show Rules and Regulations >>



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