2019 Kentucky Extreme Mustang Makeover Numbers Soar

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – The Extreme Mustang Makeover is headed back to Lexington, Kentucky, June 20-22 and it’s shaping up to be a very big and exciting event. With 68 adult trainers and 41 youth who have been approved to compete, this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

Adult and youth trainers will be headed to Lebanon, Tennessee, and Springfield, Ohio, this weekend to pick-up their mustangs. Over the next 120 days, the trainers will be working on gentling and training their mustangs that they will be randomly paired with at pick-up. The mustangs that compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover for adults are wild mares and geldings 3-6 years old that have been living in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) off-range corrals. Youth trainers will work with yearling and 2-year-old fillies and colts for the competition.

At the competition, the adult horse-and-rider duos compete in a handling and conditioning class, a pattern class and a trail class. The Top 10 adult competitors then compete in a Freestyle Finals performance, and all youth perform a freestyle as well.

“This will be our third year to host an Extreme Mustang Makeover in Lexington and we couldn’t be more excited with the interest that we received from youth and adult trainers to compete,” said Kali Sublett, MHF Executive Director. “We can’t wait to see what they accomplish over the next 100 days!”

Congratulations and good luck to the following trainers entered in the Lexington, Kentucky, Extreme Mustang Makeover:



Sana Anderson of Johnsburg, IL Katherine King of Live Oak, FL
Kate Atkinson of Taft, TN Dale Lackey of Jewett, OH
Staci Barnes of Perrin, TX Lauren LaPierre of Pickens, SC
Levi Beechy of West Branch, MI Talmadge Laughlin of Piedmont, AL
Abbey Blair of London, KY Melanie Logue of Harrodsburg, KY
Timothy Brock of Fair Grove, MO Brittany Malinoski of Lebanon, TN
Mollie Brooks of Baltimore, MD Genevieve Mallow of Keyser, WV
Mike Cassedy of Burlington, KY Hannah McDonald of Decherd, TN
Joseph Clack of Cumming, GA Emma Minteer of Naples, NY
Ashley Coons of Kodak, TN Meggan Mitchell of Vandalia, IL
Cecil Cornell of Roff, OK Corie Moore of Worthington, OH
Melissa Cornell of Roff, OK Kayla O’Leary of Center Moriches, NY
Eva Crossman of Lexington, KY Sarah Oakley of Paris, KY
Charlie DeAtley of Carlisle, KY Emily Penegar of Gastonia, NC
James Duffey of Garwood, NJ Megan Ray of Norfolk, VA
Carly Eady of Murfreesboro, TN Alyssa Rennebu of Eagle, WI
Donna Fowble of Aquasco, MD Greg Reynolds of Benton, KY
Trace Garrison of Bellevue, TX Randy Speegle of Benton, TN
Gerardo Garro of Washington, NJ Kelsey Spencer of Wooster, OH
Janelle Gibson of Stoughton, MA Carey Stewart of Williamston, NC
Kimber Goodman of Lynnville, TN Emily Thiesing of Danville, IN
Cavin Graham of Lafayette, GA Nikki Tiesing of Auxvasse, MO
Mark Gregory of Epworth, GA Kimberly Titus of Foster, RI
Abigail Hale of Scotland Neck, NC William Troulliet of Peralinton, MS
Michael Hurst of Philippi, WV Sam VanFleet of Williston, FL
Dawson Ives of Saegertown, PA Peggy Verdonck-Riley of Wetumpka, AL
Sandra Jankowski of Faribault, MN Tres Waugh of Rapidan, VA
Keshia Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA Rob West of Middle Island, NY
Brittani Johnson of Bellevue, TX Courtney Wexler of Williamston, NC
Gabby Jordan od Southborough, MA Samantha Rock of Brighton, CO
Jeremy Kaiserlik of Mora, MN Dominique Wood of Eddyville, KY
Kaylee Kapraun of Metamora, IL Colton Woods of Paris, KY
Hilda Keller of Lewisburg, TN Charlie Workman of Hermtiage, TN



Bethany Fernandez of Canton, GA Aila Kangas of Howell, MI
Kristin Frost of Hardin, KY Keauna Kangas of Howell, MI
Abby Gray of Benton, KY Layna Kangas of Howell, MI
Ashley Himmelsbaugh of Henderson, TN Matthew Rennebu of Eagle, WI
Makayla Jennings of Jamestown, TN Olivia Warner of Winchester, KY
Kate Kozak of Toccoa, GA Haven Taylor of Rives Junction, MI
Tommy Mccloud of Watauga, TN Gavin Huffman of Akron, OH
Abigayle Noud of Edwardsville, IL Addison Cox of August, WV
Carley Wheelis of Hillsborough, NC Kara Thomas of Plainfield, IN
Lane Propst of Benton, TN Alexandra Bayne-Donnell of Danville, KY
Hayden Sanders of Franklin, TN Haleigh Denny of Harrodsburg, KY
Garrett Shanks of Belleville, IL Heather Girard of Romeoville, IL
Dacie Zook of Morris Chapel, TN Emilee Knepp of Gunlock, KY
Gracie Alexander of Keyser, WV Dixie Marrese of Munfordville, KY
Stephanie Frost of Hardin, KY Felicity Montero of Pulaski, TN
Rebecca Henkel of Marengo, OH Hope Moskiewicz of Eagle, WI
Sydney Hill of Princeton, MN Alyssa Sanderell of Utica, OH
Madeline Hofmeister of Indianapolis, IN Megan Schmidt of Caledonia, WI
Ayla Holmes of Scio, OH Madeline Sparks of Cynthiana, KY
Trinity Ives of Saegertown, PA Grace Thompson of Graysville, TN
Keely Kalmon of Withee, WI  


Following the competition, all adult horses will be available to the public through a live auction. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a talented mustang! Tickets for the Top 10 Freestyle Finals will be available soon at https://extrememustangmakeover.com/events/kentucky/.

Presenting sponsors for the 2019 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Lexington, Kentucky, are the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the Weisberg Family Foundation and Western Horseman. This event is also made possible through a partnership with the Bureau of Land Management.

The dates and locations for the 2019 Extreme Mustang Makeover’s can be found at https://extrememustangmakeover.com/.

About the Mustang Heritage Foundation

The primary mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses and burros, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse and burro experience and secure adequate numbers of caring homes for excess horses. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands so future generations can enjoy this distinctive part of our American heritage. As a 501 (C)(3), public, charitable, nonprofit organization, the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to identify and develop sources of private financial funding to further support the mission of the Foundation. For more information visit mustangheritagefoundation.org

About the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removes wild horses and burros from public lands to ensure a healthy balance of land and animals. Since 1971, the BLM has placed more than 235,000 wild horses and burros into good homes nationwide. Partnerships, like the Mustang Heritage Foundation, provide the BLM with additional opportunities to place animals into good homes. Interested applicants can attend BLM offsite adoption/sales event, visit a BLM Off-Range Corral, or participate in an Internet adoption/sales event to apply to take a wild horse or burro home! To learn more about the Wild Horse and Burro Program, please call 866-468-7826 or visit BLM.GOV/whb.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land is primarily located in 10 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.

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