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Wild Horse & Burro Program - Mustang Makeovers 2009 

California hosted two national events to bring attention to BLM's wild Horse and burro program.  The Extreme Mustang Trail Challenge was held May 15-17 in Norco, Calif.  The Extreme Mustang Makeover was held during the Western States Horse Expo the weekend of June 12-14 in Sacramento.  At each event, trainers and mustangs showed  the transformation from wild to willing as they competed for over #$12,000 in prize money.  After the competition, the trained horses were offered for adoption.  

 

Norco Extreme Mustang Trail Challenge Finalists

Mustange Heritage Foundation News Release

Trainer

Hometown

Horse 

Prize $

Adoption $

Buzz ReibschlagerNorco, CAWindy$3,000$3,750
Lorrie GroverCorpus Cristi, TXJessie Jane$3,000$2,500
Logan LeachTucson, AZShe's Country$2,000$4,700
Linda SmerberBloomington, CAShelby$1,500$1,000
Lanny LeachTucson, AZSoso$1,000$1,950
Tim DelsmanBaker City, ORTraysay$750$2,000
Madelyn WagnerValley Centeer, CAValentine$550$2,500
Tom ShilohPahrumph, NVTiny Dancer$400$1,950
George OrtizVentura, CACamilla$350$3,600
Jennifer WhiteCorona, CaRuger$250$1,500
Alissa BooherPerris, CASheza$250$1,000

 

Western State Mustang Challenge Finalists

Newsbytes Special Feature

Trainer

Hometown

Horse

Prize $

Adoption $

Katherine CumberlandSanta Maria, CAWendy$2,0004,000
Joel SheridanActon, CALilly Bet$1,5001,400
Bob BritlandGalt, CAKanterry$1,0001,500
Randall DavisGreeley, COMarley$800$2,200
Amber BussellOakdale, CACowgirls Hotrodd$600$1,650
Krista KoenigRaso Robles, CAWild Rose Mustango$500$1,500
Mardi RadwayRoseburg, ORKto$400$1,000
Juliane HanleyFall City, WASangria$300$1,100
Gary WedemeyerWinton, CAAbby Lane$200$500
Joe WeitekampLas Vegas, NVBella$200$500