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The Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) was temporarily on hold but is officially back up and running. Approved trainers may now begin placing animals back into training. The Florida Extreme Mustang Makeover is already underway, and the MHF looks forward to hosting an exciting event in Ocala, Florida, May 10-11. Also, the Kentucky Extreme Mustang Makeover will continue and host its pick-up this weekend, where over 100 youth and adults will get their mustangs and begin their 120-day journey to compete at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, June 20-22.
Unfortunately, MHF did not receive the necessary funding to continue all of the previously scheduled events and programs for 2018-19. Therefore, the Board of Trustees and the MHF have determined that the previously scheduled Extreme Mustang Makeover event in Los Angeles, California, in August 2019 will no longer take place.
Additionally, MHF is committed to continuing the tradition and history around the annual Extreme Mustang Makeover event in Fort Worth, Texas and is intent on maintaining the quality of the event for the trainers, the horses and the fans. However, after much discussion and consideration of the logistical and financial challenges brought on by the partial government shutdown, the Sept. 5-7, Texas Extreme Mustang Makeover will be rescheduled to January 2020.
An updated timeline for the Texas Extreme Mustang Makeover including application deadline, selection auction and event dates to be announced soon. Interested competitors may continue to submit their application through the website, extrememustangmakeover.com/compete <http://extrememustangmakeover.com/compete> . The rescheduling of this event will allow MHF to make up for lost time in selecting and preparing quality animals for competition and expand the size and attendance of the largest Extreme Mustang Makeover event.
To learn more about the TIP program, or check-out all of the 2019 events visit https://mustangheritagefoundation.org/.