Fill out the interest form (in white box above) and Mandy will send you the forms you need to fill out. OR, follow the directions on the forms at the bottom of this page. You will need to be approved by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), read the TIP Rules, and send in the TIP Challenge Application. Be sure to check out the FAQ's section.
There will be be more than $20,000 in CASH and prizes! We do not want a single person to walk away without something they have won! We will be giving away buckles for each class in the TIP as well as for high point in youth and adult divisions! More than a dozen buckles will be given out! Check back here as we update! ALSO, every TIP competitor receives $200 CASH upon arrival just for making it to the competition!
That's right!! We are excited to bring you live music from Jamie Richards! He will be performing Saturday night in the main arena on the stage above the bar! This is a free show to all the trainers and those traveling with them for the competition. Tickets for general public are $20.00. More information and ticket link below.
We are excited to partner with the talented Karen Perry for our TIP Challenge and Open Show!
Karen specializes in wildlife; pet & animal; equine & rodeo events; sports, head-shots & portraits; casual Senior photos and whatever you need in general!
Karen has been an active amateur/semi-professional photographer over 10 years. Recent events include multiple Mustang Magic events, The Patriot Rod
Six White Horses Rodeo Act opening for Mustang Magic during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo 2023
Katie Moore and her mustang "Magic" in the Mustang Magic Celebrity Freestyle Event in Fort Worth, TX 2023
Karen can capture your horses beauty in their natural environment.
Headshot of a horse for a sale ad.
Riva England rides Brandy, her reined cowhorse, bridless in an Open Show in Graham, TX 2021
Capture your pets at play or with family. This is Karen's grand-dog, Roulette.
Karen is offering "Friends & Family" pricing for this special event! Click on a gallery to see all package and photo options. All images will say "proof" until payment is received. You will find options that include 4"x6" photo $4.00; 5"x7" photo $6.00; 8"x10" photo $12.00. You can get a complete digital download for just $85.00 per competitor! While this competition is being ran with honesty and integrity, we ask that you do the same. Please do NOT pay for "all" digital download and then share other competitor images with them. "ALL" means all of YOUR images along with any horse images you want as well as if you simply love a photograph! Check out her package deals for prints as well! All galleries are subcategorized in the link. You will need to create a login in to save your favorites, order, etc. The link will be here as well as on the Waymaker's Wild to Willing TIP Challenge and Open Show group!
Wylene Wilson has a resume like no other. Throughout her life she has been a colt starter, a clinician-not only helping the horse, but the people she meets along the way. A Road to the Horse Wild Card Competitor, THREE time Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion, and Top 10 Finalist. Wylene was featured in the documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride as well as Nat Geo Mustang Millionaire tv mini series. She has been a long time competitor and National Finalist of the EXCA-Extreme Cowboy Association competition. Wylene placed in the Top 5 AQHA World show. She rides English, Western and everything in between. In as many events as she has competed, Wylene has also been a judge.
Wylene's zest for life and experience captivate an audience as she uses entertainment and education to inspire, while boosting a rider's confidence. A daredevil with a huge smile, she willingly takes on any challenge.
She is contagious as she shares her passion, wisdom, knowledge of showing and teaching horses-elevating riders of all ages while teaching, coaching and showing others how to live their best life.
Anything is possible when you remove fear, and replace it with fun. Passing along key beneficial techniques and useful knowledge to help the up-and-coming horse community to thrive. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Waymaker's Wild to Willing TIP Challenge as judge and clinician!
Find out more about Wylene and upcoming clinics and private events on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wylene.wilson/
Teryn Muench owns and operates his training facility just west of Marietta Oklahoma where he specializes in cutting horses, 2-year olds, and taking care of cattle. He enjoys roping as well working his cow-dogs. Teryn is a past champion of the EXCA extreme cowboy race, the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, TX and Mustang Magic held during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Teryn has NCHA earnings in excess of $175,000 and is a 2x NCHA World Finalist. You can find Teryn and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/terynmuenchperformancehorses
Teryn is excited to participate as your judge in the 2023 Waymaker's Wild to Willing TIP Challenge and Open Show!
Squaw Creek Sound and Music
I began my career in 1993 after my son graduated from High School. Terry Starnes PRCA Announcer is my husband and I told him that summer that I thought I could help him at his rodeos by running his music. His reply was OK.
At the time he was using cassettes tapes a radio shack amp and 2 large horn speakers. Today we have a 7 x 14 foot car
Terry Logan Starnes
Terry Starnes was born in Cleburne Texas and raised near Glen Rose Texas. He attended Glen Rose schools all 12 years, and graduated in 1971.
He wanted to be nothing but a cowboy ever since he can remember. He has made those childhood dreams come true by being involved in rodeo as a bull rider and team roper.
In 1983 he had an opportunity to announce a small rodeo
There are those rare moments in time when the stars and planets align and something great happens, like when singer/songwriter, Jamie Richards, picks up a pen and paper. The proof can be found in the hits he’s penned, including six number ones! “Second-Hand Smoke,” co-written with Mark Powell, was named song of the year in 2016.
Jamie honed his craft as a staff songwriter for Curb Records in Nashville, working alongside the industry’s finest. He learned how to package a song and develop a signature sound blending honest country roots with an exciting modern edge. And, he brought all that, along with a phenomenal voice, to the Texas/Oklahoma Music scene, quickly establishing him as a top-level pro.
He is respected by his peers, having had songs recorded by Cody Jinks, Hal Ketchum, Ken Mellons, Kevin Fowler and more. His song, “One Tequila” was featured in the movie, “Zoe.”
But for Jamie Richards, it doesn’t stop with the songwriting. Carrying the country music torch, he channels music straight from his heart to the audience. From ballads done in true Merle Haggard style to toe-tapping party tunes, he delivers every time consistently!
There is no one on the Texas Country Music Scene who has the complete package like Jamie does.
His vocal ability is second to none, as evidenced by the many accolades and awards he’s received. He’s lived enough, loved and lost enough and defied the odds enough to write and perform songs that speak with undeniable emotions to the heart. Simply put, Jamie can make his audience feel the lyrics he sings. For that reason, fans will often drive for hundreds of miles to attend a show. Jamie instinctively knows what his followers want – a honky-tonk singer with a bold edge and an honest delivery, and that’s what he gives.
He is the true working man’s entertainer with the heart of a poet and soul of a troubadour.
Check out Jamie here: Jamie Richards – "The Real Deal" Available Now! (jamierichardsband.com)
"TIP" is a program established by the Mustang Heritage Foundation as an incentive to help mustangs get gentled and placed into homes. You can learn more about that program and the MHF at https://mustangheritagefoundation.org/
Youth ages 8-17 are one division, and Adults ages 18-(no limit) is the other division. Everyone must get approved by the BLM- (link is listed below in "Important Information" section).
THIS is an in-hand competition only, based on the minimum TIP requirements from that program! Basically, horses need to lead, load, pick up feet and be gentle doing those things. That means, this competition is a GREAT way to get involved with saving an American icon-the mustang horse!
Our TIP challenge is for all levels of horse experience!
As a trainer, you pay $125 (adult) and $25 (youth-who get yearlings) to adopt from a selection of BLM mustangs on a specific date and location). For our 2023 event our pickup location is at Moore Horsemanship on March 4th, 2023 in May, TX. For competitors that cannot make that specific date, an alternative date will be worked out with them. Horses will be picked BEFORE March 4th and details will be sent to all accepted trainers. Trainers have a minimum of 100 days to take a wild, untouched mustang to an in-hand competition. Trainers are encouraged to get help along the way and there will be free and discounted help days and practice days leading up to competition. You are NOT left alone to figure it all out, we are here to help! You will arrive on June 15th to compete no earlier than 4:00 pm. There will be a mandatory trainer meeting that evening. The first class will start Friday morning and there will be two classes on Friday and freestyles will be held on Saturday followed by the awards ceremony. EVERYONE should attend the awards ceremony as we will be giving out rookie awards, young gun award, senior young gun award and senior award along with a buckle for every class and ribbons and other prizes. You do not want to miss it!
For the TIP challenge- Your adoption fee is your entry fee! No other fees involved! Your stall is paid for Thursday and Friday night with a bag of shavings included. Additional nights are $35. (Additional stalls are available, contact us for more details if you are bringing more horses not part of the TIP challenge). Additional shavings must be purchased from the facility and are $10. (We encourage everyone to add at least 2 more bag of shavings, but it is not required). As a competitor you are responsible for all costs associated with caring for the horse once you adopt. This includes, but not limited to, dental work, vet work, deworming, farrier work feed and travel. (All competitors who show up for the competition and compete receive $200 cash to help with these expenses).
Yes! At this time we are limiting each competitor to two horses maximum for this competition for this first year. As long as the BLM approves you for two horses. Each of your picks will be in random draws for their own picking order. I realize this may stem some questions so please contact Mandy for answers. MOST people will only choose one horse, but if anyone is wanting two we encourage it as our ultimate goal is to home as many mustangs as possible!
Per BLM rules for adoption-NO horse aged under 3 years old (this means yearlings and two year-olds) can be ridden at all leading up to or at the competition. Any mustang 3 years old or older per the BLM paperwork received with your mustang on adoption day, MAY be ridden PRIOR to arrival of the competition. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT CIRCLE T ARENA FOR THE COMPETITION YOU CANNOT RIDE YOUR HORSE UNTIL AFTER THE AWARD CEREMONY ON JUNE 17TH, 2023. This means you CAN ride your horse and compete in the Open show the next day if you want. Anyone caught sitting or riding their horse during the time of arrival before the end of the awards ceremony will be disqualified, and no awards nor incentive pay will be given, and no refunds for shavings, RV spots, etc will be given.
Handling and conditioning-horses are judged on their body score (we are here to help guide you through nutrition choices to make them look their best in such a short time) as well as their willingness to go through a short pattern that MAY include things like picking up feet, brushing, trailer loading, and trotting in hand.
Trail-This will be an arena trail class with walk/trot that MAY include crossing a bridge, going through a rope gate, backing through an L, side-passing to and away from you, trotting over poles, etc. Patterns will be released ahead of time.
Freestyle: This is a costume and props class to music of your choice! Trainers have 3 minutes to walk/trot/lope in hand (or at liberty). Score sheets will be shared ahead of time so you will know what is being scored! This is a fun class to show how well you have trained your horse and to showcase your horse's willingness and abilities!
You have options! You can choose to keep the horse-you will have officially adopted him or her! You can choose to rehome your horse for a training fee of your choice (BLM mustangs are not eligible to be SOLD until after they are titled which happens after one year of adoption). You can learn all of the rules at: www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoption-and-sales/how-to-adopt Most of the mustangs in the 2023 event are SALE AUTHORITY. This means you are allowed to sale your mustang without any further contact from the BLM. Your mustang will come with a bill of sale as opposed to a title.
Where do I stay?
We will provide a list of hotels in the area soon. There is also an Inn at the Circle T as well as RV hookups. You can sign up for RV spots and extra stalls, etc. soon.
This is a FUN, safe, free from judgement-and-ridicule event! Again, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! This is family friendly, and all are welcome (as long as you are approved by the BLM).
For other questions contact Mandy at (254)396-0229
SEND BLM FORM TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the "download" link below will not open - Click the link to BLM adoption page and then on the right side of the page click "Adoption/sale application"
SEND the two completed forms by snail mail or emal (all info is on the forms) ASAP.
We have limited horses for our inaugural event, those who get their BLM approval, along with their TIP application and release in, will be chosen first!