JUNE 15-17, 2017
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-737-2443

Eastern States Exposition

This summer, the Western Horseman Gathering presented the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Massachusetts. Thank you to all spectators, adopters, and trainers for making this such a great weekend!

2017 Extreme Mustang Makeover 

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.

Adoption Results >>

Adult Handling & Conditioning Class Results >>

Adult Trail Class Results >>

Adult Mustang Maneuvers Class Results >>

Adult Preliminary Overall Class Results >>

Adult Top 10 Results >>
 

Peter Whitmore 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 coming soon. 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 >>

 

 

Tres

Mike Fisher

Vegas Q.T.

Kendra Hillier

Paisley

Cindy Flaherty

Sophia

James Ogden

Jazmine

Joanne States

Esmeralda

Miranda Tollefson

Sita

Alex Crenshaw

Kalypso

Brenna Foley

She’s a Sharpshooting Winchester

Brittany Mayer

Nyx

Carol Martinoli

My Addiction

Chelsea Miller

Xena

Grasa Dimon

Wind Chill

Kaitlyn Iafrate

Malibu

Samantha Van Fleet

Magnolias Little Luna

Taylor Verbridge

Nova

Traci Wade

Bae

Michael Simonetti

Happy

Colleen Brennan

Becca

Rob West

Dun Doing Time

Luke Reinbold

24 Karat Magic

Rachel Fleury

Sally

Geoffrey Goodson

Ginger Snap

Emma Minteer

Sandra Dee

Cheryl Wadman

New England Patriot

Kaitlyne Wadman

Sweet Annie

Lauren Shell

Wildfire

Mary DeBonis



2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, June 15th – Admittance is FREE all day Eastern States Exposition Coliseum
4 PM EMM Adult Handling & Conditioning Class

 

Friday, June 16th – Admittance is FREE until 4:45 PM, admission after this time requires a $15 ticket per person Ages 5 and under are free, Veterans receive a $5 off discount

 

Friday, June 16th – Eastern States Exposition Coliseum
9 AM Youth and Mustang Handling & Conditioning Class
11:30 PM EMM Adult Trail Class
Followed by “Meet the Mustangs” – C Barn
Following the last competitor in the Trail class, all available mustangs will be in the C Barn with their trainers. We invite the public to come to the barn and “meet the mustangs” who will be available for adoption.  Feel free to ask lots of questions!
2:30 PM Youth and Mustang Trail Class
4 PM Mustang Education presented by America’s Mustang
National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition and BLM National Representative
4:45 pm Clear the Building
4pm – 5:30 pm Western Horseman Gathering: VIP Meet & Greet @ The C Barn
Enjoy VIP status for the entire weekend with a $50 VIP pass! Kick off
Friday night right with Western Horseman and MHF staff!
Meet Dan James and the competing EMM trainers with their mustangs over some delicious appetizers and cold beverages in the C Barn.
 5:00 pm  VIP early seating
 5:30 pm  Doors open to the general public– ticket required
 6 – 7:30 pm Western Horseman Gathering ft. Dan James and special guests
The West meets the East in this exciting show of horsemanship featuring Dan James, Chewy Jauregui, Mike Kevil, and Sandy Collier!
Come out and watch them take it to the extreme!

 

Saturday, June 17th – Admittance is FREE until 4:30 PM, admission after this time requires a $15 ticket per person. Ages 5 and under is free, Veterans receive a $5 off discount

 

Saturday, June 17th – Eastern States Exposition Coliseum
9:00 AM EMM Adult Mustang Maneuvers Class
Followed by “Meet the Mustangs”
Following the last competitor in the Maneuvers 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!
11:00 AM Mustang Education presented by America’s Mustang
National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition and BLM National Representative
12:00 PM EMM Top 10 Announcement & Awards Presentation
1:00 PM Youth and Mustang Freestyle Class and Awards
4:00 AM “Meet the Mustangs Social” – C BARN
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 – Ticket Required
5:00 – 5:30 PM EMM Pre Show – WH Gathering presents special guests
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




JUDGES

 

Mike Kevil
As a child, Mike Kevil rode horses for leisure, and it wasn’t until his high school years that this pastime took a new direction. He headed to Colorado where he worked, and developed what he calls the “foundation of his training.” Riding and handling a variety of horses showed Mike that nothing compares to hands on experience. He began working with Gene LaCroix, an Arabian horse trainer, who refined his fundamentals further, teaching Mike about timing and feel, softness and pressure and giving a reason to everything you do. He was also fortunate to have worked for some of the great cutting horse trainers, Don Dodge, Shorty Freeman and Matlock Rose.For 40 years, Mike has developed his own training practices that include patience, consistency and understanding the horse. Before the modern day term “Horse Whisperer” Mike was a master of this art. Today, he has numerous horses in his training program and a full waiting list. Although he admits that he does not get hung up on terms such as “Horse Whisperer,” he continually strives to become a “good hand.” Mike is the noted author of “Starting Colts, a Western Horseman Book” and its DVD counterparts, “Starting Colts.”
Sandy Collier
Sandy Collier is the first and only lady to win the Snaffle Bit Futurity and has lifetime earnings of over $780,000. She is a multiple NRCHA and AQHA World Champion and an AQHA Professional Horseman. She is an international clinician and judge, and has judged the AQHA and NRCHA World Shows. She has published a book “Reining Essentials” and multiple horse-training dvds.


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