SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

PLAYER'S CHOICE - Top prize $50,000

Extreme in 2018. Thank you Fort Worth. What a great weekend. 60 Adult trainers competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Top 10 trainers competed in Will Rogers Colesium Saturday night for a top prize of $50,000 featuring their freestyle routines involving music, costumes and props. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Nate Eicher & his mustang, Heza Mercedes. And congratulations to all the winners and all the trainers that competed this year. All the mustangs were purchased and left Will Rogers Memorial Center to find their new homes.



A D U L T  D I V I S I O N

Adult Handling & Conditioning Class >>

Adult Mustang Maneuvers Class >>

Adult Trail Class  >>

Adult Overall >>

Adult Top 10 Finals >>

Auction Results  >>


Y O U T H  D I V I S I O N

Handling & Conditioning Class >>

Trail Class >>

Freestyle Class >>

Overall Results >>


O P E N  S H O W 

Overall Results Coming Soon >>


SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2018



The EMM Fort Worth, TX event in September 2018 featured an exciting format called Player’s Choice. Eligible adult trainers were allowed to bid on the mustang of their choosing for use in competition from a selection of approximately 300 mares and geldings and compete for their chance to win the top prize of $50,000.



2016-mhf-youth-mustangsIn 2018, the Mustang Heritage Foundation offered the opportunity for youth ages 8-17 to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in both Lexington, KY and Fort Worth, TX. Selected youth trainers were assigned a 18-24 month old mustang to be trained for competition. Goals of training include halter breaking, trailer loading, picking up feet and leading though obstacles and maneuvers. At the end of the training period, youth and mustangs compete for cash and prizes. Youth trainers and their families adopted their mustang prior to the competition.



2017_mhfopenThe Mustang Open Show, is a show produced and hosted by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, held in conjunction with the Extreme Mustang Makeover. A competition of BLM-branded mustangs, the Mustang Open competition was for adults and youth who want to continue to compete and showcase the abilities of their mustangs. The competition was divided into three divisions including in-hand, walk-trot and walk-trot-lope with each division featuring trail, pattern and freestyle classes. Exhibitors ages 8 years and older are eligible to enter.


Player’s Choice Casino Night, Friday Sept 7 benefiting the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

Thank you to everyone that joined us for a great evening of casino games, dinner and live music  from the Raised Right Men. Congratulation to all the winners of this year’s Trainer Incentive Program awards and to our Mustang Heritage Foundation MVP, Matt Zimmerman. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund more programs and events to help find new homes for our American mustangs.






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.”


Delena Doyle Delena Doyle lives on her family ranch in Azle, Texas. Doyle is a retired educator with a Master’s Degree in Education. She and her husband Craig raise cattle and enjoy team roping with their two children. Delena began showing horses at age 13. She has 27 years of judging experience with cards in the AQHA, APHA, PHBA, PtHA, ApHC, NRCHA, NSBA, IBHA and ABRA. Delena has judged the European Championships, Australian Championships, and World Championship shows for the APHA, PHBA, ApHC, PtHA and NSBA. She is an AQHA steward and serves as Equipment judge for the Paint and Appaloosa World Shows.


Sandra Abe Sandra has trained and shown horses for 40 years. She owns and operates, along with her husband, Larry, Emmanuel Equine Horse Motel in Strasburg, VA. Sandra has trained multiple Adopted Mustangs for people, Judged the 2016 open Mustang competition in Lexington, VA, and Judged 2016 EMM in Sedalia, MO, and the 2017 EMM in Monroe, WA. Multiple breeds trained by Sandra have been sold across the Nation as well as Europe. In 2017 she received a World Championship Buckle in the 1st World Championship Ride and Tie competition on the east coast. Sandra is an ARIA certified Instructor and holds 2 Judges cards in OHSA and USEF/AHA, recently being promoted Large “R”.


Wylene Davis Wylene is a full-time clinician and professional horse trainer who travels the country teaching confidence building, horsemanship skills and fun techniques to her riders and students. Her love for the Mustangs follows her in and outside of the arena. After being introduced to the concept, her love grew deeper as time passed. Allowing her to showcase her ability and technique. As top contender throughout her experience with over 14 Makeovers under her belt. She has captured 3 different Championship titles as a competitor. She is also featured in the documentary Wild horse Wild Ride, and several of Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Races. Wylene has been involved in several film projects, and was featured in Western Horseman and on RFD-TV as well as the 3 part mini series Mustang Millionaire that aired on NAT GEO WILD. She has a passion for people and horses and the western way of life. Wylene’s humor and fun teaching style has made her a crowd favorite with all audiences and she creates a special bond with her students and horses. She was a Judge for the Youth Division at the Florida Mustang Makeover in May 2017. She is honored to be judging the Makeover here in Ft Worth Texas.
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Sharon McLeo Sharon McLeod has been in the horse industry for over 50 years. Horses have been a life-long passion.  Sharon is currently a full time trainer.  She specializes in Ranch Versatility.  Currently holds judging cards in American Stock Horse and Ranch Horse Association of America.  She has enjoyed over the last several years of training and coaching a team of Youth in Ranch Versatility. One of her fondest and proudest accomplishments was competing in the first Mustang Makeover in 2007.  An experience that she will cherish forever.
 Carolyn “Tinker” Birnie Carolyn “Tinker” Birnie has had her AQHA judges card since 2003 and has judged show throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. She has also judged the Youth Division of the Extreme Mustang Makeover and the Mustang Heritage Open Show. Now retired from training and showing, Tinker continues to enjoy her reining Quarter Horses while trail riding with her husband, Mike, in the ranching areas of Fort Worth. Tinker’s sons operate Buckley Farms located in Anna, Texas just north of Dallas. Family owned and operated since 1945, Buckley Farms offers professional training in reining, working cow horse, Western riding as well as youth and amateur programs.

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