Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival

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16th Annual Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival
Legacy Events Center, June 6-7, 2014


High Point Award Sheet
12 Show Points

WELCOME and THANK YOU for your interest in the 16th Annual Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival.  The festival begins Friday, June 6 at 4:000 p.m. and runs through Saturday, June 7.  Performance classes begin at 4:00 p.m. 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/Volunteer 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.


There are a few changes this year -- New this Year:  

  1. Volunteer Strong - This year’s festival will be ran mostly by the volunteers with minimal BLM support!
  2. Change in Location - This year the festival will be held at the Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah.
  3. Show Schedule - The show schedule has shortened….Check it Out!!
  4. Youth Classes - Youth will be able to compete in youth classes for only $2.50 per class.

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:  Five Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) horses, 10 Youth & Yearlings will be showcased in this year’s festival and 10 burros available for adoption.  They can be viewed starting Friday, June 6th at 4:00 p.m.  All TIP Trainer Showcase and Youth & Yearling horses and will be available for adoption during the TIP Trainer Showcase Freestyle on Saturday, June 6th @ 12:00 noon.  Burros will be available for adoption beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7th  on a first come first served basis for $125.   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.

Registration:   Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  This year contestants my pre-register by emailing FlyingTAcres@gmail.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 23rd 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!!!  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 lreid@blm.gov .

Facilities:  Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah (Park Lane exit off I-15, Legacy Highway & Hwy 89).  We are very excited to be hosting this year’s Festival at such an outstanding facility.  Our show will be held in the impressive 2,200 seat, 52,000 square foot temperature-controlled equestrian arena.  A large parking area is available for overnight stays.  RV hookups with power and water are available for $25.00 a night with a dump station on-site.  Reminder: the Legacy Events Center 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.  For more information about the facility, visit:   http://www.legacyeventscenter.com/

Stalls:  All animals that remain overnight are required to be in a rented stall.  Events center personnel will be conducting a pre-dark compliance inspection to enforce this rule. Only one animal per stall will be allowed. The bedded stalls will be provided for $15.00 per night.  Additional bedding can be purchased from the events center office.  You will be given a name plaque for each stall to depict the name of the owner and horse/burro information.

Awards:  A variety of awards will be awarded along with special high-point prizes.  Awards will need to be picked up at the show.

Lodging:  There are numerous hotels nearby along I-15.

Warm-up Time:  Included in your registration fee is use of the arena. Arena warm-up will be Friday, June 6 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 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.

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.

Volunteers:  We can always use extra help with the gates, barns, parking, etc. If interested, please call Rissa Woods at 435-841-4471 or hiphopdancer2007@hotmail.com

Pets:  For safety reasons, we ask that you please not bring pets into the indoor arena.

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the 16th Annual Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival!

2014 Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival Committee

Gus Warr

Tami Howell

Janet Tipton

Janen Linnen

Eric Reid

Jan Drake

Cliff Tipton

Craig Linnen

Lisa Reid

Heath Weber

Darius Simons

Robyn VanValkenburg

Rissa Woods

Jaelynn Simons

Cassy VanValkenburg