2023 Meeker Mustang Makeover will include 1 Routt County competitor | SteamboatToday.com

2023 Meeker Mustang Makeover will include 1 Routt County competitor

Nina Bradley of Steamboat Springs worked with her yearling, Cheeto, all summer as part of the Meeker Mustang Makeover in 2022. One Routt County teen will compete in the Mustang Makeover in 2023.
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Jakob James, an 11-year-old from Oak Creek, will be the youngest participant in the 2023 Meeker Mustang Makeover.

The event gives Colorado youth an opportunity to train a formerly wild horse over 120 days before competing for prize money and scholarships. All horses are then auctioned after being shown off by their trainers.

More than 20 trainers are participating in the makeover this year, with some in the yearling division and others in the under saddle division, which features horses over 3 years old.

Youth will pick up their horses on Saturday, April 29, at Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in the Starting a Yearling or Starting a Three-Year-Old clinics put on by Steve Mantle when they pick up their horses in Meeker.

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