Extreme Mustang Makeover – Norco
May 15-16, 2015
Join us in Norco as the annual wild horse training event, the Extreme Mustang Makeover, visits Horsetown, U.S.A. This competition will offer a youth (ages 8-17) and adult division in 2015. Youth will compete in-hand with Mustangs for their share of a $5,000 purse, while adults test their skills in preliminary classes including the outdoor trail challenge for an estimated $20,000 purse. Competing adult Mustangs will be available to the public for adoption at the conclusion of the event.
NEW FOR 2015! Adopters are invited to bring their BLM Mustangs and participate in the Mustang Gathering, a fun, all-around show held in conjunction with the Norco Extreme Mustang Makeover, Saturday, May 16! Participants can choose to participate in three divisions and will exhibit in trail, a pattern class, and a freestyle class. Entries are due April 15 and are limited to the first 50 participants.
Billy Cochrane was born in San Jose, California. When he was seven years old, he attended a summer camp where he had his first exposure to horses. Billy soon started riding the schooling horses at the Salinas Rodeo grounds, where he met Marvin Roberts, Sr. who let him ride some of the horses he was training to show.
Billy had many teachers, including Greg Ward, Tony Amaral, Barbara Worth, Don Dodge, and Johnny Brazil, Jr. He had the opportunity to ride the future Hall of Fame horses Fillinic and Jernigan Peake.
Billy’s hard work ethic and desire to learn paid off, as he won many year-end bridle and hackamore championships. He is also in the NRCHA Hall of Fame.
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.