February 7-8, 2020
This TIP Challenge is a cooperative effort between the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program and the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program and will be hosted and managed by Mirka Crew.
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to increase the adoption of BLM-housed American Mustangs and burros through innovative gentling (training) competitions and awareness programs. In keeping with this mission, the TIP Challenge has been created to place mustangs and burros in adoptive homes. These challenges involve youth (8-17 years of age) and adults (ages 18 and up) in the adoption and training of Mustangs and burros. Participants help promote the adoption of these national treasures by showcasing the animal’s value and trainability.
HOST HOTEL HILTON GARDEN INN (25 min. drive from the ranch) $99/night
How many applications will be accepted? - 20. Get your application in early to secure your spot in the TIP Challenge!
When and where do applicants pick up their assigned mustangs? - November 15-16th, 2019 in Marianna, FL
Will Youth compete with Adults? - YES. Youth and Adults will be competing in the same classes.
Where will this competition take place? - At the Southern Cross Ranch, 6065 County Road 55, Columbia, AL
Where can I find the show schedule? - It will be announced within 30 days of the event.
What accommodations are there available? - The Southern Cross Ranch has 60 RV hook ups available for $20/night. There is a large selection of hotels within a 20-minute drive in Dothan, AL.
How far are the restaurants? - 10 minute drive to Headland, AL or a 20 minute drive to Dothan, AL
I have a question about the TIP Challenge, whom should I contact? - The event manager, Mirka Crew, 334-550-8750 or email
Where do I mail the TIP Challenge application? - 6065 County Road 55, Columbia, AL 36319
Is there an age limit? - Yes. All competitors must be 8 years and older.