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October, 2018


Nathan Eicher of Weatherford winner
at Extreme Mustang Makeover

The 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover was held in Fort Worth September 6-8, 2018. Adult Trainers from 30 states competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes.
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The 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover was held in Fort Worth September 6-8, 2018.   Adult Trainers from 30 states competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Congratulations to Nate Eicher of Eicher Performance Horses of Weatherford, Texas on his first place win in the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover Top 10 Freestyle with his Mustang, Heza Mercedes.
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The 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover was held in Fort Worth September 6-8, 2018. Adult Trainers from 30 states competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes.

The Top 10 trainers competed in Will Rogers Coliseum for a top prize of $50,000 featuring their freestyle routines involving music, costumes and props. Congratulations to Nate Eicher of Eicher Performance Horses of Weatherford, Texas on his first place win in the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover Top 10 Freestyle with his Mustang, Heza Mercedes.

Nathan and Mercedes did very well in all areas of the competition. The team scored a 113.0 in Handling and Conditioning - 8th place, but with all of the great scores, he was actually tied for 5th. They scored 118.5 in Mustang Maneuvers, earning 1st place. In Trail they scored another 8th, but with all of the tied scores, they tied for 5th again with a score of 121.0. Nate and Mercedes tied for 2nd in overall class scores with a score of 352.5 securing them in the Top 10 Freestyle.

Heza Mercedes was the Highest Selling Mustang at the Auction, selling for $18,000. The winning bid went to Nathan Eicher so the 6-year-old bay gelding will remain with Nathan.

"To God be the Glory!" said Nate. "I am truly humbled to have this Championship, as there were so many great horses and trainers there. Heza Mercedes is a special horse, I'm super proud of him!

The 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover was held in Fort Worth September 6-8, 2018. Adult Trainers from 30 states competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes.
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The 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover was held in Fort Worth September 6-8, 2018.   Adult Trainers from 30 states competed for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Congratulations to Nate Eicher of Eicher Performance Horses of Weatherford, Texas on his first place win in the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover Top 10 Freestyle with his Mustang, Heza Mercedes.
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Thanks to my Lord and Savior for his blessing on this journey, it has been incredible! I want thank my wife Amy for her incredible support! A big thanks to my team for making this all happen, I couldn't have done it without y'all! Many thanks to my mentors who allow me to learn from them and keep pushing me onward and upward! Thanks to the Mustang Heritage Foundation for putting on another incredible show.

I am blessed to have the Thrive products especially to give me the energy I needed thru these months as well as the mental focus in the performance!

And last but not least, thanks to all the incredible fans who made the night a lot of fun to perform!"

The EMM program, created and produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse & Burro Program, involves a 100-day competition that challenges trainers to gentle and saddle train wild mustangs to ready them for competition. Through a series of classes and a Top Ten finals competition, trainers display the mustangs' skills and demeanor, followed by a bidding process where spectators can adopt or purchase one as their own.