The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced that America’s Favorite Trail Horse is Lindsay’s Faith, an American Mustang owned and ridden by Mary Miller Jordan. The duo captured the title and a $30,000 prize.
Jordan adopted Lindsay’s Faith as a 6-year-old wild mustang in May 2010. The mare was born in the rough, cold terrain of White Mountain, Wyoming, in her wild American Mustang herd.
Wild and untouched, Lindsay headed toward long-term holding, until the Mustang Heritage Foundation created the inaugural Extreme Mustang Makeover, an event designed specifically for older, unwanted wild Mustangs. Jordan then adopted the mare and entered the Extreme Mustang Makeover event.
Jordan named the mare after her father, Lindsay Miller III, saying, “What more could one ask for than a father that has faith in his daughter, even if her dream is to train a wild horse in three months? The faith of a father is pure and unconditional.”
After making the coveted final round of the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, Jordan competed with Lindsay in her first ACTHA Competitive Trail Challenge, then went on to enter America’s Favorite Trail Horse.
“It was just perfect for Lindsay,” said Jordan. “She loves the trail, the outdoors, and the natural obstacles.”
The second place title, and a cash prize of $20,000, went to a sorrel Quarter Horse gelding, Curly Man McCue, ridden by Ronald Sullivan of Alabama.
The Bailef, ridden by Wendy Stephens, captured third place and $15,000 in winnings from the series.
To be a part of season two of America’s Favorite Trail Horse, to be aired on RFD-TV, visit www.actha.us. Horses all over the country will have a chance to win more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a new 4 Star Living Quarters trailer.