GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – The Extreme Mustang Makeover Kentucky slated for June 25-27 will now be held as a virtual event.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation made the difficult decision to move forward with this event virtually in order to ensure the health and safety of trainers, owners and fans, and remain in full compliance with COVID-19 reopening plans determined by the state of Kentucky.
“This was an incredibly tough call for us as we love getting to see our trainers and their mustangs in person,” said executive director Alex Kappert. “However, our primary mission remains to place these mustangs in private homes and this format allows us to do that.”
Still taking place during the same timeframe, the show will broadcast the Adult and Youth divisions and be hosted on E-SHOWS, the new online horse-showing platform developed by the American Paint Horse Association.
Trainers will submit their video entries through E-SHOWS. MHF staff will be available to assist them in submitting entries by the deadline.
Videos will be reviewed and judged by Adult judges Dennis Cappel and Gary Hersom, and Youth judges Ginger Duke and Dan James. Class and Overall results will be announced throughout June 25-27.
With the event format change, the Mustang Auction will now be held virtually and hosted by Superior Livestock on Saturday, June 27.
“We are fortunate to partner with APHA and Superior, leaders in the equine industry, to still showcase these talented mustangs and trainers,” said Kappert. “Their virtual platforms will also help broaden our audience, allowing for nationwide viewing and bidding.”
Further information on accessing show patterns, how and when to submit class videos, and how to enter the virtual auction will be released next week.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure the successful private placement of excess wild horses and burros removed from public lands so future generations can enjoy this distinctive feature of our American heritage. The primary mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create, promote, support and manage programs and activities that provide information and education to the public about wild horses and burros; elevate the public image and desirability of wild horses and burros; provide opportunities for members of the public to become involved in the wild horse and burro experience; secure adequate numbers of skilled and caring private homes for excess horses to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands; and identify and develop sources of private financial support for the Foundation’s mission. 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