CELEBRATION
EXPO

Let’s celebrate America’s wild horses.

Join us for three days of mustang competition,adoption, seminars and demonstrations. All events are free except for Saturday evening.

Don’t miss the Top-Ten freestyle competition and adoption. Watch the Saturday evening performance as trainers compete for cash prizes. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. No box seats, all general admission, no assigned seats. Kids 5 and under are Free.

Group discounts may be available, call 512-869-3225. We look forward to seeing you there.

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SEDALIA, MO

Featured Demonstrations

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MARY KITZMILLER

Mary began riding English, gaining an understanding of the foundation of dressage as well as hunter under saddle, and cross country.  But soon found herself drawn to the exciting world of western performance horses. After college where she obtained my degree in fine arts, she went to work for several trainers in the horsemanship and reining industries. She I started many colts, worked with troubled horses, and learned how to develop reining horses for NRHA events. She also gained valuable communication skills traveling the country helping people develop a relationship with their horses. Mary has dedicated herself to learning new and unusual ways to work with the horse. She studied the works of master horse trainers and also added the concept of positive reinforcement to her program. In 2011 she began competing in Extreme Mustang Makeover events which require trainers to work with a Mustang for 3-4 months and then compete with their mounts. In 2012, I placed 4th in the finals and 2013 she was awarded 5th place and $50,700 in the first ever Mustang Million competition. She was the highest placing woman of the event.

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FRED T. WOEHL, JR

Mr. Woehl has been involved in the horse community for over 40 years as a trainer, natural horsemanship clinician and educator. He has served as a volunteer for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program for over 12 years, conducting demonstrations of wild horse versatility and assisting with adoptions. Mr. Woehl worked as a senior agricultural adviser for the U.S. State Department from October 2008 to November 2009 in Iraq, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of agricultural programs and policy for the Ninewa Province. From November 2009 to March, 2011, he worked in the Kingdom of Jordan, for the Department of Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program where developed policies for horse use and trained the local Bedouin tribesmen in humane methods of training and use of horses at the Archeological Park of Petra. He currently has 2 BLM mustangs that are used for demonstrations and good will visits at nursing homes, schools and churches.  

RICHARD WINTERS

For over 35 years Richard has dedicated himself to honing his horsemanship skills and to passing this knowledge on to others. His vast experience includes starting literally hundreds of horses that have gone on to almost every equine discipline imaginable. Richard’s credentials extend from the rodeo arena and high desert ranches of the west to being a highly sought after trainer, horsemanship clinician and expo presenter.

GUS WARR

V. Gus Warr has been working in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse & Burro (WH&B) program for over 25 years. He is currently the BLM Utah State WH&B Program Manager, and has been in that position for over 13 years. His duties afford him the opportunity to oversee all aspects of the WH&B program in the state of Utah, and work nationally on many facets of the program. Gus started his BLM career as a Wild Horse & Range Management Specialist in southern Utah (Cedar City) and spent a dozen years in that capacity. He has also worked professionally for the U.S. Forest Service and U.S.DA. Agriculture Research Service prior to his BLM career.

DEBBIE COLLINS

National WH&B Marketing and Outreach Specialist. Debbie has worked with the Wild Horse and Burro Program since 1995. She began with the New Mexico Region and feel in love with the people and purpose of the program, matching people with wild horses and burros. In 2002, she began working at the national level out of Oklahoma and continues to enjoy each new opportunity to meet with the public and media to discuss the complexities and successes of the program.

SCHEDULE

Thursday (Admittance is FREE all day)
Pens 9:00am – 5:00pm Wild Horse Viewing & Adoption – The Bureau of Land Management will have wild horses and burros of varying ages, color and sex, available for adoption throughout the weekend. Come out, take a look and take one home!
Coliseum 8:30 am Welcome to the America’s Mustang Celebration – We welcome the public to come out, meet the trainers and horses, and learn a little more about what to expect over the next 3 days!
9:00 am Extreme Mustang Makeover – Show prep – We encourage participating adult trainers to join MHF staff members Byron Hogan & Stormy Mullins in the main arena. Stormy & Byron will work with trainers and horses to ensure that both are prepared for an “Extreme” weekend of competition and adoption! General public is welcome to attend.
10:00 am America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Mary Kitzmiller, Mustang Horsemanship Demonstration
Noon Extreme Mustang Makeover – Handling & Conditioning Class
2:30 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Debbie Collins & Gus Warr with the Bureau of Land Management, An introduction to the Wild Horse & Burro Program followed by Q&A.
3:30 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Lance Treptow, How to excel in the show ring with your adopted mustang.
4:30 am America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Jesus Jauregui, star of the award winning documentary, Wild Horse Wild Ride and Extreme Mustang Makeover events! See the film in the MO Ag Theatre at 6pm!
MO Ag Theatre 11:30am – 12:00 America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Fred Woehl, Using Equine in Agriculture around the world.
6:00 pm Special Feature: Wild Horse Wild Ride

 

Friday (Admittance is FREE all day)
Pens 9:00am – 5:00pm Wild Horse Viewing & Adoption – The Bureau of Land Management will have wild horses and burros of varying ages, color and sex, available for adoption throughout the weekend. Come out, take a look and take one home!
MFA Arena 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Mustang Heritage Open Show
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Youth and Mustangs – A presentation of the MHF Trainer Incentive Program in partnership with Sue Crane. Youth, ages 8-17 will compete with previously wild 12-24 mo. old mustangs. Come out and see the amazing work these youth have done with their mustangs in just a few short months.
Mo Ag Theater 1:00 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Steve Leonard with the Bureau of Land Management, Discussion and Q&A on Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Training Programs.
3:30 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Debbie Collins & Gus Warr with the Bureau of Land Management, Discussion and Q&A on Adoptions, Gathers, Research, Sales Program and other hot topics!
Coliseum 8:30 am Welcome to the America’s Mustang Celebration – We welcome the public to come out, meet the trainers and horses, and learn a little more about what to expect over the next 2 days!
9:00 am America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Richard Winters, Mustang Gentling Demonstration
10:30 am Extreme Mustang Makeover – Mustang Maneuvers Class
2:00 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Mary Kitzmiller, Mustang Horsemanship Demonstration
5:00 pm Extreme Mustang Makeover – Trail Class

 

Saturday (Admittance is FREE until 4:45pm)
Pens 9:00am – 3:00pm Wild Horse Viewing & Adoption – The Bureau of Land Management will have wild horses and burros of varying ages, color and sex, available for adoption throughout the weekend. Come out, take a look and take one home!
MFA Youth Arena 9:00 am – 12 noon Mustang Heritage Open Show
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Youth & Mustangs – A presentation of the MHF Trainer Incentive Program in partnership with Sue Crane. Youth, ages 8-17 will compete with previously wild 12-24 mo. old mustangs. Come out and see the amazing work these youth have done with their mustangs in just a few short months.
Mo Ag Theater 10:30 am America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Debbie Collins & Gus Warr with the Bureau of Land Management, Discussion and Q&A on Wild Horse and Burro Contracts and Agreements.
2:00 pm America’s Mustang Education – Debbie Collins & Gus Warr & Steve Leonard with the Bureau of Land Management, Discussion and Q&A on Adoptions, Gathers, Research, Sales, and Training Programs and other hot topics!
Coliseum 8:00 am Welcome – Please join Mustang Heritage Foundation Staff, Extreme Mustang Makeover Trainers, BLM and our Expo speakers and Clinicians for coffee and donuts!
9:00 am America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Richard Winters, Wild Horse Gentling Demonstration, Making the first touch
12:00 pm Extreme Mustang Makeover Top 10 Announcement & Awards Presentation
1:00 pm America’s Mustang Education – Featuring: Justin Dunn, Mustangs with a Higher Purpose
3:00 pm “Meet the Mustangs” – All available mustangs will be in the arena with their trainers. We invite the public to come to the rail and “meet the mustangs” who will be available for adoption. Feel free to ask lots of questions!
Mathweson Exhibition Center 5:00 pm Doors open for evening show: ticketed event – Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for cash or credit
5:15pm – 5:30pm Pre-Show: Mustang Demonstration
6:00 pm Extreme Mustang Makeover – Top 10 Freestyle Finals & Adoption – Adoption of Adult horses immediately following awards presentation

 

Sunday (All horses need to be removed by 10am)