WELCOME and THANK YOU for your interest in the 15th Annual Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival. The festival begins Friday, May 31 at 12:00 noon and runs through Saturday, June 1. Performance classes begin at 12:00 noon on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The primary goal of this horse show is to learn and have fun. Another goal is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate what a wild horse can accomplish when given proper care and training. This is a BLM wild horse, burro and mule show requiring all animals to have a US BLM Freeze Mark and proof of Certificate of Title or Adoption Papers.
New this Year: There are a few changes this year:
1. Trainer Challenge Addition – we have added adoptable horses to the competition. These horses will compete in their own class for their own hi-point award.
2. Trainer Showcase – 5 trainers will be performing “Free Demos” on Fri 12 noon- 8pm & Sat 8am-4pm in the covered outdoor arena.
3. Ranch Cutting – is now a timed event.
4. Method of Payment – we are now able to accept credit cards as another method of payment. A $5.00 convenience fee will be charged.
Healthy Horse and Burro: We want everyone to be comfortable knowing they are in the company of healthy horses. A current Coggins test and Health certificate are NOT required for in-state travel; however, for those coming from another state, The State of Utah requires a current Coggins Test and Health Certificate.
Adoption: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will have approximately 40 specially selected wild horses and burros available for adoption. This will include: 3 saddle started wild horses from the Gunnison Prison Wild Horse Facility, 7 Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) horses that will be showcased in this year’s festival, 20 ungentled wild horses and 10 burros available for adoption. They can be viewed starting Friday, May 31st at 8:00 am in the covered outdoor adoption area north of the indoor arena. All ungentled wild horses & burros will be available for adoption on a First Come, First Served basis for $125.00, and then Adopt a Buddy Horse for $25.00 to qualified adopters with the adoption of a full fee animal. All saddle started wild horses will be available for adoption on Saturday, June 1st @ 2:00 pm using the oral bid process with all saddle-started horses starting at $250.00. Contact the Salt Lake Wild Horse & Burro Specialist for more information about the adoption and an application at 801.977.4359 or contact Gus Warr @ 801.539.4057.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. This year contestants my pre-register by emailing FlyingTAcres@wirelessbeehive.com
, faxing: 801.433.4058, or mailing to: Janet Tipton, Show Secretary, 4912 Hazel Circle, Erda, UT 84074. Pre-registration must be postmarked/received by May 20th
with payment due upon check-in at the show. Contestants who pre-register will have their name entered into a drawing to win a free framed wild horse and burro print!!! Hurry & sign-up today!!!
Registration: Included in the mailed show packets is a Show Registration Form, Show Class Schedule, BLM Photo Release Form, Show Rules, High Point Award Sheet, Directions to Facility, and Facility Map.
Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. When you arrive at the park, check in with registration at the announcer’s stand inside the indoor arena. Please do not unload your horses until you have checked in.
If you have any questions, please call Lisa at 435.979.2838 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities: Salt Lake County Equestrian Park, 10800 South 2200 West, South Jordan (10600 exit from I-15). We are very excited to be once again hosting this year’s Festival at such an outstanding facility. Our show will be held in the impressive and spacious indoor arena. The arena holds 3000 people with 250 nearby stalls. A large parking area is available for overnight stays. No RV hookups are available. Reminder: the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park does not allow any animals to be tied to trailers overnight in the parking areas. You must use the facility stalls for overnight boarding. See stall information below.
Stalls: All animals that remain overnight are required to be in a rented stall. Park personnel will be conducting a pre-dark compliance inspection to enforce this rule. Only one animal per stall will be allowed. The stalls will be provided for $10.00 per night. Bedding can be purchased for $5.00. You will be given a name plaque for each stall to depict the name of the owner and horse/burro information.
Awards: Trophies and ribbons will be awarded along with special high-point prizes. Awards will need to be picked up at the show.
Sponsors and Exhibitors are Welcome: The fee for a 10’ X 10’ space this year will be waived for all vendors. Bulk space is also available. Contact Gus Warr at 801.539.4057 for more information and an exhibitor packet.
Lodging: There are numerous hotels nearby along I-15, particularly at the 7200 South and 10600 South exits.
Warm-up Time: Included in your registration fee is use of the arena. Arena warm-up will be Friday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Saturday, June 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Patterns: Please Note - All Patterns Are Subject to Change. Normally, trail patterns are not provided prior to the show. However, we want to offer everyone an opportunity to prepare and have fun, so some preliminary show patterns are included in your registration packet. There might be some modifications depending on the judge, just to keep you guessing.
Grand Entry: Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Grand Entry ceremony being held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Exhibitors wishing to present their state flag or organization flag during the Grand Entry must provide their own flag. Please be in the arena and ready to show/ride in the grand entry by 8:45 am on Saturday morning so that we can go over the order of go and how to proceed.
Stallions/Intact Jacks: Stallions and Intact Jacks are allowed to participate in the show as long as their handler is 18 years or older. If at any time the stallion or “intact” Jack becomes disobedient, the Committee reserves the right to remove the animal and handler from the show without being liable for compensation or damages.
We can always use extra help with the gates, barns, parking, etc. If interested, please call Rissa Woods at 435-841-4471 or email@example.com
Pets: For safety reasons, we ask that you please not bring pets into the indoor arena.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 15th Annual Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival!