JUNE 15-17, 2017
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089

Eastern States Exposition

This summer, the Western Horseman Gathering presents the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Massachusetts. Come celebrate the American Mustang with a special performance and a weekend of mustang competition.

Western Horseman Gathering: The West meets the East

Join us at the Gathering, Friday, June 16th for a special evening celebrating the American Mustang. Enjoy VIP status for the entire weekend with a $50 VIP pass. Kick off Friday night right with Western Horseman and Mustang Heritage Foundation staff. Meet Dan James and the competing Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers and their mustangs over some delicious appetizers and cold beverages in the C Barn. Then enjoy early VIP seating for The West meets the East. Enjoy an exciting show of horsemanship featuring Dan James, Chewy Jauregui, Mike Kevil, and Sandy Collier. Come out and watch them take it to the extreme!

4pm – 5:30pm  VIP Meet & Greet in Barn C

5:00pm  VIP early seating

6pm – 7:30pm  The West meets the East featuring Dan James and special guests

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2017 Extreme Mustang Makeover 

Take it to the EXTREME. Adult trainers, ages 18 and older, will compete in this 100-day 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 purchase following 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 buyers.

Please join us Saturday, June 17th 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!

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Listing of accepted adult trainers >>

Adult Rules and Regulations >>


Peter Whitmore, 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 Peter at (978) 652-2231 or youthmustangchallenge@gmail.com. 


Youth Rules and Regulations >>




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Megan Deitner

Vegas Q.T.

Kendra Hillier


Alex Crenshaw


Brenna Foley

She’s a Sharpshooting Winchester

Brittany Mayer


Carol Martinoli

My Addiction

Chelsea Miller


Corryn Rivera


Grasa Dimon

Wind Chill

Kaitlyn Iafrate


Samantha Van Fleet

Magnolias Little Luna

Taylor Verbridge


Traci Wade


Michael Simonetti


Colleen Brennan


Rob West

Dun Doing Time

Luke Reinbold

24 Karat Magic

Rachel Fleury


Geoffrey Goodson

Ginger Snap

Emma Minteer

Sandra Dee

Cheryl Wadman

New England Patriot

Kaitlyne Wadman

Sweet Annie

Lauren Shell


Mary DeBonis

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