2017 Mustang Adoption Challenge

The 2017 Teens and Oregon Mustangs Competition is March 23-26 at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo in Albany, Oregon.

HUGE NEWS!!! This just in!!

Adult Division

$2,500 added prize money if 15 selected trainers

$5,000 added prize money if 20 selected trainers

Application deadline extended to November 14!!

Key Dates:

Application Due Date November 14, 2016

Trainer Notification November 21, 2016

Pick-Up Day December 3, 2016

Move-In Day March 23, 2017

Competition March 23-26, 2017

Teens In-Hand Yearling Application : 2017Trainerapinhand

Teens Riding Division Application: 2017Trainerappriding

Adult TIP Division Application: 2017trainer-app-adult-with-blm


Adopt a Mustang, Give a Future.

OUR MISSION: Provide positive life-changing experiences for trainers of all ages through the development of leadership, horsemanship, and teamwork while educating the public about training and adoption of Oregon’s wild Mustangs.

OUR VISION: By 2024, Teens and Oregon Mustangs will be recognized in the United States as a premier organization that improves the adoptability of Mustangs, develops trainers of all ages, and is critical to the healthy and sustainable management of America’s natural resources and preservation of western heritage.


  • Trainer Development – Inspire life-long learning and develop confidence, responsibility, consistency and leadership.
  • Diversity – Encourage a variety of training techniques that showcase the Mustang’s trainability across various disciplines.
  • Successful Adoption – Strive to maintain our 100% adoption rate and value the hard work it takes to get there.
  • Training Toolbox – Provide ample opportunities and tools for trainers to overcome any training obstacles in their path.
  • Public Awareness – Educate the public about Mustang horses, heritage, and management and the related management of natural resources

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