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Mustang Magic returns to Fort Worth Stock Show in 2012

More than 20 of the top Mustang trainers in the nation have been invited to compete at the 116th annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The trainers are from across the United States and will compete with their Mustangs Jan. 19 to 21.

The Mustangs competing in Mustang Magic are all mares between the ages of 4 and 5 and were picked up by their trainers in September. The mares have already created a buzz on the Internet because of their stunning looks. This group of horses includes pintos, roans, duns, palominos and various other colors.

Since the first Extreme Mustang Makeover event was held in 2007, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has facilitated the adoptions of more than 3,000 gentled American Mustangs. In 2012, the Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management will continue to increase its efforts to raise awareness of adoptions of America's Mustangs. Next year, the Mustang Heritage Foundation will host eight Extreme Mustang Makeover events and travel to new areas in the United States.

The year begins in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with the invitational Mustang Magic. The magical Mustang mares will be available for adoption following the competition on Jan. 21. In years past, the Mustang Magic competition has played to a capacity crowd at the John Justin arena. This year, the competition has been extended by a day to give the trainers more time to showcase their amazing Mustangs.

Mustang Magic is free with a daily grounds pass admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show. Plus, visitors can see all the other great attractions. From world-class livestock shows to the "Moo-seum" experience, the Show offers an atmosphere rich in culture and diversity. Watch as professional rodeo athletes compete for the "World's Original Indoor Rodeo" championship or dance the night away at the Rodeo Roadhouse. See thousands of animals up close and personal, including: horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry, pigeons, rabbits and even llamas. We offer entertainment for the whole family including a festive carnival/midway, unique daily shopping and numerous engaging, hands-on educational experiences. Remember that your rodeo tickets also serve as general admission to the grounds on the day of your selected performance, so make plans to come early and stay late to experience all the Show has to offer.

Purina is a sponsor for the 2012 Mustang Magic at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Trainers are invited to join Purina's "Difference You Can See" program with the incentive of 90 days of free feed, which they will get from their local dealer. Trainers will submit before and after photos, as well as provide information regarding weight, visual observations and attitude changes in their Mustang. In addition, Purina will be awarding a $1,000 cash prize to the trainer winning Mustang Magic provided they were fed Purina and participated in the "Difference You Can See" challenge. Thanks, Purina, for seeing such enormous potential in the trainers and Mustangs in the 2012 Mustang Magic!

Visit www.extrememustangmakeover.com for the latest information on Mustang Magic.

From a one-day affair with a few head of cattle tethered under ice-laden shade trees, the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show has grown into a three-week extravaganza with international appeal for exhibitors and visitors alike. The show annually attracts nearly 1 million visitors to the Will Rogers Complex, and in 2012, the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show will celebrate its 116th anniversary. The legendary 23-day event will return to Fort Worth Jan. 13 to Feb. 4, 2012. For more information, visit www.fwssr.com.



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