May 23, 2019 Guests Mike Blakely and Lizzy Foster on Equestrian Legacy Radio

Join host Gary Holt and co-host OutWest's Bobbi Jean Bell for this week’s special edition of the award winning CAMPFIRE CAFÉ and SADDLE UP AMERICA on www.EquestrianLegacy.net.

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Equestrian Legacy Radio May 23, 2019

At 12:00pm (CST) Multi talented MIKE BLAKELY kicks off the show as our featured guest on CAMPFIRE CAFE. This is Mike’s first appearance and we are eager to share his music and story! We’ll be featuring music from his two latest recording projects, THE OUTSIDE CIRCLE and KEEPSAKES.

Campfire Cafe Radio Show Guest Mike Blakely
As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 CDs, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez, and Raul Malo, and Geronimo Trevino III among others.

Mike’s latest album, THE OUTSIDE CIRCLE, features ten songs about the wild west and cowboy life, past and present. It was released in June 2018 and was nominated for Album of the Year through the Academy of Western Artists. The title cut, "The Outside Circle," (co-written with Damon Rogers) won a Spur Award for "Song of the Year" from Western Writers of America. Another of Blakely's songs from the same album, "The Ballad of Josiah Wilbarger," was a finalist. Separately, the album was nominated for four awards through the International Western Music Association. 

CD Cover The Outside Circle by Mike BlakelyCD Cover Keepsake by Mike Blakely
An acclaimed and award winning author, Blakely has published 19 books released by major New York City publishers. He is a winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel awarded by Western Writers of America. His newest novel, A SINISTER SPLENDOR, was published in February 2019. This sweeping historical saga chronicles the Mexican-American War of the 1840s through the fictionalized viewpoints of men and women who witnessed the conflict.  The author uses real people as his character.  Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, President James K. Polk, President Antonio Lopez de Santa
Anna and many other point-of-view characters reveal the glories and the horrors of the war.  
A Sinister Splendor Book Cover by Mike Blakely

“Blakely is a consummate artist whose superb ability to capture an audience only serves to highlight his songwriting skills…which approach brilliance.”  - Buddy Case, “The Loft,” Enola, AK.

Mike was a guest on another radio show Bobbi Jean co-hosts with Jim Christina and Bob Brill - THE WRITER'S BLOCK RADIO SHOW - enjoy his recent appearance on that show, talking about writing and his writing process. The Writer's Block Radio Show, March 28, 2019.

All this information is taken directly from Mike Blakely;s website. For more info and to purchase his books and CDs visit www.mikeblakely.com

1:00pm (CST) our programing continues on SADDLE UP AMERICA with special guest LIZZY FOSTER of the MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION and our musical Salute to Memorial Day.

Mustang National Foundation
LIZZY FOSTER will be talking about Mustang Heritage Foundation’s programs to help save America’s Mustangs and their upcoming June 20-22 EXTREME Mustang Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington KY. 

About the Mustang Heritage Foundation from their website:
The primary mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses and burros, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse and burro experience and secure adequate caring homes for excess horses. Check the website for full details www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

Extreme Mustang Makeover
Extreme Mustang Makeover

Created and presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the American Mustangs who roam freely on public lands throughout the West where they are protected by the Bureau of Land Management under federal law.

The mustangs competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover events are wild mares and geldings typically four to seven years old that have been living in BLM off-range corrals. Approximately 100 days before the competition these wild mustangs spend 100 days working together to prepare to compete in a series of classes that will showcase their new skills. For full details visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK – June 20-22, 2019
Take It To The Extreme in Kentucky

The Extreme Mustang Makeover returns to the Lexington, Kentucky. Come watch trainers compete for $25, 000 in cash and prizes. Watch the preliminary classes including Handling & Conditioning, Mustangs Maneuvers and the Trail Class as trainers qualify to compete in the Top 10 Freestyle Finals on Saturday night. All the events are free to the public except for the Top 10 performance Saturday night.

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
All this information and more is found at www.mustangheritagefoundation.org

Memorial Day
Our special Memorial Day Salute features poetry and music performed by these great artists: 
Joni Harms – American Dream
Mark Munzert – Home of the Brave
Doris King Merritt – Watch Over Those Who Are Watching Over Me
R.W. Wade Hampton – Ragged Old Flag
Del Shields – The Best of America

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