2010-08-05 / General Stories

Lexington Trainer Enters Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover

With $50,000 on the line for the winner of the $100,000 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, Laura Scott of Lexington hopes to

take home the win, if not a fair share of the purse. At the deadline, 83 trainers and iconic American Mustangs entered for the August 13-14 event at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. Entries were received from 23 states - from Alabama to Wyoming.

The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover is the richest wild horse competition in history and is modeled after the highly successful Extreme Mustang Makeover events that began in 2007. However, unlike the Extreme Mustang Makeover where trained horses are made available to the public for adoption after the event, adoption of the competition horses was required prior to the event. Mustangs competing in the Supreme event are 6-years-old, which is older than those 3- and 4- year-olds typically competing in other Extreme Mustang Makeover events.

At the time of the August competition, trainers will have had approximately 120 days to get their horses ready for the competition. The competition begins each day at 8 a.m., and entry to preliminary competition is free. Finals on Saturday, August 14 begin at 6 and tickets are still available. Visit extrememustangmakeover.com to order tickets.

The BLM estimates that more than 38,000 wild horses and burros are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states. Wild horse herd sizes can double about every four years. As a result, the agency must remove thousands of animals from the range each year to control population. Since 2007, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed more than 2,000 wild horses for adoption. For more information on the Mustang Heritage Foundation or the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

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