Obbie Schlom Wins
Extreme Mustang Makeover
, May 29, 2012 – Eighteen-year-old phenomenon Obbie Schlom of
, took the
Extreme Mustang Makeover by storm. Schlom showed two Mustang mares at the event
and walked away with champion and reserve champion honors. Schlom and her
Mustang mare Rosamay received 354 points in the finals to win, while Schlom and
her Mustang mare Crazy Mary received 352 points.
and Crazy Mary are both 3-year-old bay mares that were gathered from outside a
herd management area in
. At the
competition, trainers were offered the opportunity to train and compete with
two Mustangs. The trainer scoring the most points on both Mustangs in the
preliminaries was named the Double Down Champion and received a new Martin
Saddlery Mustang Series Saddle. Schlom earned the saddle and received $3,000 for
winning the event and $2,500 for her second-place finish. Rosamay was adopted
for $1,900, and Crazy Mary was adopted for $1,450.
Misner of Twenty-Nine Palms,
, trained Reata and finished third. Reata is a 3-year-old mare that was born in
the Ridgecrest Corrals in
. The highest adopted horse at the event was Debbie Doneyson’s Isabella, who
was adopted for $5,000. Isabella is a 3-year-old bay mare gathered from Clover
Mountain Herd Management Area in
. Doneyson, who is from
, and Isabella placed fifth in the finals.
31 Mustangs competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover challenge were mares, who
were virtually untouched prior to the February pick-up. The horses were judged
on their body condition and new skills. The trainers and Mustangs competed in a
series of classes that incorporates
’s unique equine-friendly landscape such as a rural trail course up to Pumpkin
Rock and an urban trail course that took horses and riders through the city of
’s bridle paths. The horses also competed in a trail course and pattern class
in the arena
class results and adoption information for the Norco Extreme Mustang Makeover
are available at www.extrememustangmakeover.com/emmcalifornia.php.
purpose of the competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and
trainability of these rugged horses that roam freely on public lands throughout
the West, where they are protected by the BLM under federal law. The BLM
periodically removes excess animals from the range to ensure herd health and
protect rangeland resources. Thousands of the removed animals are then made
available each year to the public for adoption. More than 3,300 wild horses have
been adopted through Mustang Heritage Foundation events and programs since 2007.
Extreme Mustang Makeovers are made possible through our partnership with the
Bureau of Land Management and the generosity of our sponsors Ram Trucks, Western
Horseman, Pfizer, Vetericyn, Roper Apparel & Footwear, Gist Silversmiths,
Martin Saddlery and Smith Brothers.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the goal of the Extreme Mustang
Makeover events are to increase the adoption of Mustangs across the country. The
Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events to
showcase the recognized value of Mustangs through a national training
competition. For more information, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.
the Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing 258 million acres of
public lands, located mostly in the West. Wild horses and burros roaming public
rangelands are managed in a manner consistent with BLM's overall multiple-use
mission, as set forth in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. For
more information, visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov
or call 866-468-7826.
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