KENTUCKY HORSE PARK
A huge thank you to all competing trainers and mustang fans for helping us take it to the EXTREME! I hope everyone had a chance to browse our Extreme merchandise and take home a souvenir! For those of you who were too busy Mustang shopping instead, check out our online store today. We hope to see all of you at future events! Check back soon for our 2018 schedule.
Please see below for the class and adoption results.
Trainer Rebecca Bowman hosted a Youth & Mustang TIP Challenge in conjunction with this Extreme Mustang Makeover event. All competing Youth trainers did an incredible job with their mustang yearlings! Class Results are posted below. For questions or more details about this Youth & Mustang Challenge, please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mustang Open Show, a show produced and hosted by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, was held in conjunction with the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Kentucky. The competition was a huge success, and all competing trainers did an incredible job of showcasing the diversity and intelligence of their gentled mustangs and burros.
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2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|Thursday, July 6th – Admittance is FREE all day – Altech Arena|
|3 PM||EMM Adult Handling & Conditioning Class|
|6 PM||Youth and Mustang Handling & Conditioning Class|
|Friday, July 7th – Admittance is FREE all day|
|Friday, July 7th – Altech Arena|
|8 – 11 am||Mustang Heritage Open Show Class|
|12 pm||Youth and Mustang Trail Class|
|3:30 pm||EMM Adult Trail Class
Followed by “Meet the Mustangs”
Following the last competitor in the Trail class, all available mustangs will be in the arena with their trainers. We invite the public to come to the rail and “meet the mustangs” who will be available for adoption. Feel free to ask lots of questions!
|6:00 pm||Mustang Education presented by America’s Mustang
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|7:30 pm||Mustang Heritage Open Show Freestyle Class|
|Saturday, July 8th – Admittance is FREE until 4:30 PM, admission after this time requires a $15 ticket per person Ages 5 and under are free, Veterans receive a $5 off discount|
|Saturday, July 8th – Altech Arena|
|8:00 am||EMM Adult Mustang Maneuvers Class|
|10:00 am||Mustang Heritage Open Show Awards Presentation|
|10:30 am||Mustang Education presented by America’s Mustang
National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition & National Wild Horse and Burro Program Representative
|11:30 am||EMM Top 10 Announcement & Awards Presentation|
|12:00 pm – 4:30 pm||Youth and Mustang Freestyle Class and Awards/td>|
|4:00 – 5:00 pm||“Meet the Mustangs Social” – STALL AREA
Join MHF Staff, trainers and all available mustangs for some snacks and refreshing drinks in the stall area! We invite the public to come and “meet the mustangs” who will be available for adoption. Feel free to ask lots of questions!
|4:30 pm||Clear the building|
|4:45 pm||Doors open for evening show: ticket required
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for cash or credit
|5:00 – 5:30 pm||Extreme Mustang Makeover Pre-Show|
|6:00 pm||EMM Top 10 Freestyle Finals – Ticketed Event
After only 100 days of training, each top 10 competitor will perform a freestyle to showcase the versatility, trainability, and intelligence of their mustangs!
|Approx. 7:30 pm||Adoption-Auction of Adult horses immediately following awards
presentation Staff will be on site the duration of the event to approve interested bidders
|Sunday, July 9th – All horses need to be removed by 10 am|
Terry Helder born into a family of horse enthusiasts in 1955, Terry Helder has been involved in the horse industry practically all his life. Since 1986, along with Peg, his wife of 38 years, their daughter Diane, her husband Bryan Reichard and their granddaughter Teah, 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 every venue from dressage rings to rodeo arenas. The Helders’ training program has produced 13 National and World Champions and 11 Reserve Champions. In the past three years, they have worked closely with the Australian horseman, Guy Mc Lean, winner of the 2012 Road To The Horse. They have now incorporated many of his techniques into their training program. In 2003, Terry co-founded the Susquehanna Valley Reining Horse Association and has served as president since its inception. Terry has judged 10 to 20 shows per year for the past 32 years at all levels of open competition, including open and 4H shows as well as state and county fairs. In addition to pleasure classes, he also regularly judged reining, working cow horse, hunter, ranch horse and extreme trail competitions. Terry is looking forward to judging his first Extreme Mustang Makeover.
Debbie has been an approved APHA judge for 10 years. She also is an approved judge for ApHC and POA’s. She has judged the Paint Horse National Championship show in Australia and Denmark. Just this spring, she judged the Eastern Regional POA show in Maryland. She also judges Intercollegiate competitions and 4-H events including the New Jersey State 4-H finals twice. When she is not judging, she enjoys showing her miniature horses all across the country. “I’m really looking forward to judging the Extreme Mustang Makeover !”