Travel to Franklin, Tennessee For the Mustang Makeover

Make your way down to Franklin, Tennessee, to watch selected trainers showcase their previously untouched mustang in a variety of events.

Franklin, Tennessee

Extreme Mustang Makeover

June 22-24, 2023

The Extreme Mustang Makeover is dedicated to demonstrating the versatility and trainability of the American mustang. It’s produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation ( in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program.

Extreme Mustang Makeover
The Extreme Mustang Makeover is an event where trainers work with Mustangs to demonstrate their versatility and trainability. Pro Equine Photography

The Facts 25,000 | The number of mustangs placed into private care through Mustang Heritage Events since 2007.

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Gallop down to Tennessee to witness the beauty and versatility of the American mustang in action. After trainers are selected for the event, they pick up their untouched mustang in March, from a BLM corral. These mares and geldings are usually between 4 and 7, and trainers have around 100 days to work their magic and prepare for the event. After the training period, mustangs and trainers compete in a variety of classes. Finalists in the adult division move on to more advanced classes, including a freestyle performance of their choosing. Youth trainers show off their skills as well, during in-hand classes. As a culmination of the event, all horses will be available for competitive bid adoption on Saturday, June 24. 


Don’t Miss This

Take a short jaunt to Nashville and check out 1. H Bar C Ranchwear for luxury Western wear of the highest quality. The shop dates back to 1897, and has supplied Western clothes for stars like John Wayne, John Travolta, and Roy Rogers. Then go for a ride with 2. Natchez Trace Stables through beautiful Tennessee scenery.  

Treat yourself to surf and turf at 3. Connors Steak & Seafood where it’s not just dining, it’s an experience. We recommend a reservation, but word on the street is that it’s worth the wait. Then head for a sweet treat from 4. Sweet Haven, a well-loved ice cream destination. 

The grand finale at the Extreme Mustang Makeover is the 5. Freestyle Performances where finalists in adult classes show off their talented mustangs. Snag your tickets to this spectacular showcase of mustang versatility!

starPreserving History 
The event is held at the Ag Expo Park in historic Franklin, Tennessee. Founded in 1799, the town has a rich history and a small-town feel, with big-city amenities. The facility is located on 110 beautiful acres, dedicated to preserving the history of the land it sits on. It boasts a large climate-controlled main arena, warm-up arena, and barn that houses 194 stalls.


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