Randall Davis was selected for Extreme Mustang Makeover
March 21, 2011
Randall Davis of Greeley, Colo., has been selected to compete in the Fort Collins Extreme Mustang Makeover June 10-12 in Fort Collins, Colo. Trainers will have approximately 90 days to gentle a wild horse they picked up in March and compete for an estimated purse of $12,500 in prize money.
Randall Davis, 28, is a horse trainer from Greeley, Colo., who has been involved with EMM for the past few years. Last year Randall and his mustang Marvin were the Reserve Champions and Marvin was the highest selling horse in the action held at CSU. He was adopted by Mrs. Pickens and her organization Saving America’s Mustangs. The year before in 2009 Randall competed in Sacramento, Calif., at Extreme Mustang Makeover competition with his 4-year-old mare Marley. They finished fourth in the finals and Marley was the second highest selling horse in the auction.
In Randall’s day to day horse training business he specializes in training rained cow horses and ranch horse versatility.
For more information about Randall Davis please visit http://www.WadeTreeRanch.com.
The Mustangs competing in the Fort Collins challenge are geldings, 3-years-old and older.
The horses, who were virtually untouched prior to the March pick-up, will compete in Fort Collins in June and will be judged on their body condition and new skills. The trainers and Mustangs will compete in a series of classes such as an obstacle course, reining class and a working cow horse class.
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The top 10 from the preliminary go-rounds will compete in freestyle finals on Saturday, June 11. All Mustangs at the Fort Collins Extreme Mustang Makeover will be available for adoption through a competitive-bid adoption on June 12. All events are free with the exception of the Saturday night finals. Tickets for the finals are just $l5 and are available at http://www.ExtremeMustnagMakeover.com.
Adoption fees will be set by competitive bid. To qualify to adopt, individuals must be at least 18, with no record of animal abuse. In addition, adopters must have suitable facilities and can adopt no more than four animals. Adoption applications may be obtained and approved on site by the Bureau of Land Management during the event.
The 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 removed animals are then made available each year to the public for adoption. More than 2,000 wild horses have been adopted through Mustang Heritage Foundation events and programs.
In addition to the exciting Mustang competition, equine superstar Al Dunning will be at the Fort Collins Makeover to work with the trainers and horses. Dunning of Scottsdale, Ariz., was the AQHA Professional’s Choice Pro Horseman of the year of 1996. Dunning and his students have won 32 World and Reserve World titles. He has AQHA world championship honors in reining, cutting, working cow horse and western riding.