Makeover Founder Hailed by Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Business Press Names Patti Colbert as Legacy Award Winner

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, (Mustang Heritage Foundation) – The Fort Worth Business Press has named Patti Colbert of Bertram, Texas, as the 2012 recipient of the Legacy Award. Colbert will be honored at the Great Women of Texas Award Ceremony at the Fort Worth Club on November 7.

Each year the Fort Worth Business Press honors several women from the area and around the state as Great Women of Texas.  The nominated women have made great contributions to the community, either through their business skills, philanthropy or other avenues that contribute to Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Texas.

Colbert is the executive director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and a member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame board of directors. She is credited with creating the concept for the popular Extreme Mustang Makeovers that have revolutionized wild horse adoptions. She also helped to create the Cowgirl Hall of Fame’s popular Cowgirl U program and has long been an advocate for many horse-related non-profit organizations such as the Ride on Center for Kids (R.O.C.K) in Georgetown, Texas.

As the executive director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, Colbert has helped the organization in adopting more than 3,500 of America’s iconic wild horses. Always a supporter of America’s next generation, Colbert often hosts rides, camps and other events for youth groups at Colbert Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. She has also hosted events for veterans and their families at the ranch, which also offers programs for juvenile detainees and horseback riding experiences for the public.

Always an innovator in the equine industry, she co-produced “Project Cowboy” and “Project Cowgirl,” TV shows that will air this February on RFD-TV. She serves as a national director for the American Quarter Horse Association and formerly served as the American Quarter Horse Foundation Senior Director, where she developed a number of scholarships for youth and grants for equine research.

As the owner of Patti Colbert Enterprises, Colbert offers marketing and event management services to a variety of clients. PCE also provides talent management and promotion for unique individuals and events.

About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
With more than 45,000 American Mustangs waiting to be adopted in BLM facilities, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is stepping up its efforts to help these American legends find adoptive homes. Since the first Extreme Mustang Makeover event was held in 2007, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has facilitated the adoptions of more than 3,500 gentled American Mustangs. The Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management continues to increase its efforts to raise awareness of America’s Mustangs. For more information, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

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