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Norco Extreme Mustang Trail Challenge

The Bureau of Land Management provided wild mustangs from the hills of Nevada for the first-of-its-kind "Norco Extreme Mustang Trail Challenge."

Thirty-four approved horse trainers, selected through the Mustang Heritage Foundation picked-up a pre-assigned (by computer) mustang on February 13-14, 2009 at BLM’s Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Ridgecrest, California.  The mustangs are uniform in size, age and color as possible.  Each trainer has until May 15 to train their horse before returning to the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center in Norco, California to compete in the Extreme Mustang Trail Challenge.  They will compete in three areas – 20% on a endurance and body condition score, 40% on a natural trail trial score (held in the arena and on a trail in the foothills) and 40% on a urban trail score (held in downtown Norco). A panel of accomplished horse trainers will determine winners. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

The participating mustangs, all mares, will then be up for adoption through a live bid process on
Sunday, May 17, at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center in Norco.

The event is sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports adoption of wild horses and burros.


Freeze brand #06181489, 3 year old bay gathered from the New Pass/Ravenswood HMS - Norris Rumfield, Santa Clarita trainer
Freeze brand #06181489, 3 year old bay gathered from the New Pass/Ravenswood HMS - Norris Rumfield, Santa Clarita, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181495, 4 year old bay gathered from the New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Robin Sharp, Las Vegas, NV, trainer
Freeze brand #05181495, 4 year old bay gathered from the New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Robin Sharp, Las Vegas, NV, trainer
Freeze brand #06181504, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Thomas Sheffield, Yuma, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06181504, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Thomas Sheffield, Yuma, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #05181507, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Tom Shiloh, Pahrump, NV, trainer
Freeze brand #05181507, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Tom Shiloh, Pahrump, NV, trainer
"Shelby," Freeze brand #06181526, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Linda Smerber, Bloomington, CA, trainer
"Shelby," Freeze brand #06181526, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Linda Smerber, Bloomington, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181542, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Jennifer White, Corona, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181542, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Jennifer White, Corona, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181561, 3 year old brown gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Carlos Chee, Lukachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06181561, 3 year old brown gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Carlos Chee, Lukachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #05181576, 4 year old brown gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Lori DeWitt, Calimesa, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181576, 4 year old brown gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Lori DeWitt, Calimesa, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181890, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Carlos Chee, Lukachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #05181890, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Carlos Chee, Lukachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06181909, 3 year old black gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Michelle Davis, Bloomington, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181909, 3 year old black gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Michelle Davis, Bloomington, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181918, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Lori DeWitt, Calimesa, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181918, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Lori DeWitt, Calimesa, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181999, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Rick Hoffman, Hemet, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181999, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Rick Hoffman, Hemet, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05182075, 4 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Logan Leach, Tucson, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #05182075, 4 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Logan Leach, Tucson, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06182123, 3 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Bob Mundy, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06182123, 3 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Bob Mundy, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05182126, 4 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Jorge Ortiz, Ventura, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05182126, 4 year old brown gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Jorge Ortiz, Ventura, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06600256, 3 year old brown gathered from Wilson Creek HMA - Buzz Riebschlager, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06600256, 3 year old brown gathered from Wilson Creek HMA - Buzz Riebschlager, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05180377, 4 year old sorrel gathered from Silver Peak HMA - Jason "J" Allen, Tollhouse, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05180377, 4 year old sorrel gathered from Silver Peak HMA - Jason "J" Allen, Tollhouse, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181117, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Sandi Anderson, Perris, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181117, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Sandi Anderson, Perris, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181538, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMa - Madelyn Wagner, Valley Center, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181538, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMa - Madelyn Wagner, Valley Center, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181582, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Bridget Powell, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181582, 4 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Bridget Powell, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181585, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Becky White, Buena Park, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181585, 3 year old bay gathered from New Pass/Ravenswood HMA - Becky White, Buena Park, CA, trainer
Freeze Brand #06181865, 3 year old black gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Megan Blaize, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze Brand #06181865, 3 year old black gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Megan Blaize, Norco, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181874, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Alissa Booher,Perris, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181874, 3 year old sorrel gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Alissa Booher, Perris, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05181894, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Charles Chee, Likachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #05181894, 4 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Charles Chee, Likachukai, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06181913, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Tim Delsman, Baker City, OR, trainer
Freeze brand #06181913, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Tim Delsman, Baker City, OR, trainer
Freeze brand #06181920, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Dominique Ferraro, Temecula, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181920, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Dominique Ferraro, Temecula, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181980, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Courtney Hobson, Phelan, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06181980, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Courtney Hobson, Phelan, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #06182015, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Lanny Leach, Tucson, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06182015, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Lanny Leach, Tucson, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06182077, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Brandi Lyons, Surprise, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06182077, 3 year old bay gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Brandi Lyons, Surprise, AZ, trainer
Freeze brand #06182124 gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Michelle Myers, Penrose, CO, trainer
Freeze brand #06182124 gathered from Nevada Wild Horse Range - Michelle Myers, Penrose, CO, trainer
Freeze brand #05179582, 4 year old black gathered from Delmar HMA - Kristy Reed, Chatsworth, CA, trainer
Freeze brand #05179582, 4 year old black gathered from Delmar HMA - Kristy Reed, Chatsworth, CA, trainer

*Five trainers and horses from Texas are not shown.