Will Rogers Equestrian Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

PLAYER'S CHOICE - Top prize $50,000

NEW for 2017. The Extreme Mustang Makeover will return to Texas September 14-16, 2017! The competition will feature a new, exciting format called Player’s Choice. The top-10 trainers will split a purse of $103,000, with the champion receiving $50,000. Preliminary classes will also have added money totaling $30,000. Incentives will also be added in trainer payout and prize money.



Adult Division

Holding with original EMM competitions, mustangs and trainers will continue to compete in preliminary classes for a chance to be selected as one of the top-10 trainers who will participate in the Freestyle Finals performance scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Competing mustangs will be available for adoption via public, competitive bid at the conclusion of the event with trainers receiving 50 percent commission of the adoption price of their animal.

Pending Bureau of Land Management facility approval, trainers will be allowed to select a maximum of two horses though only one horse may be used for the EMM competition. After a horse is declared for competition, the trainer must place the remaining animal into the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) and find a suitable adopter within 90 days in order to be eligible for the program’s $1,000 incentive.

This EMM event will be held at Will Rogers Equestrian Center. Pick up for mares and geldings, ages 4-7, will be May 12-13 in five locations:

  • Burns, Oregon
  • Decatur, Texas
  • Canon City, Colorado
  • Palomino Valley, Nevada
  • Ewing, Illinois.

Please join us Saturday, September 16 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. General admission and box seats are available. 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!
*Online adult application coming soon.

Adult Rules and Regulations >>


Youth Division

Selected youth trainers, ages 8-17, will be assigned an 18-24 month old mustang to be trained for competition. Youth will also continue to compete in traditional EMM event format with preliminary classes, including a freestyle performance, in order to determine a champion. The top three trainers will split a purse of $9,000, with the champion receiving $3,000. For more information, call 512-869-3225. Extreme Mustang Makeover applications are due April 1.

An Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Incentive Fund is available to provide limited financial assistance for one selected Youth Trainer participating in this Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Division. Interested youth mustang trainers may apply for this grant to assist in expenses related to caring for their competitive mustang. Please submit the Youth Incentive Fund application below by April 1 in order to be considered. 

Youth Rules and Regulations >>

Youth Incentive Fund Application >>


Mustang Open

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 Texas. The competition is open to any 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.

Mustang Open Show Entry Application >>

Mustang Open Show Rules and Regulations >>


Thanks to our sponsors