U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
|Release Date: 08/02/10|
BLM Wyoming Wild Horses to be Featured in Mustang Days at Wyoming State Fair
Wild horses from Wyoming will be featured again this year in this year’s first Wyoming Mustang Days competition and adoption, Aug. 20-21, at the state fair in Douglas, Wyo.
On Friday, Aug. 20, from 1-5 p.m., the public is welcome to watch as owners of wild horses show their mustangs in youth and adult halter, lead line, trail riding, and western equitation classes. There will also be a green horse class (less than 90 days of training) and an adult freestyle event. Anyone who owns a wild horse may enter and come compete. Demonstration clinics conducted by the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center will follow the classes.
In addition to Friday's events, additional competitions and a wild horse adoption will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 2 p.m., adopters of 2009 yearlings will compete with their 2-year-olds in hand or under saddle. This will be followed by a Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Ranch trainer competition, which will showcase saddle-started wild horses.
Also on Saturday, the showcase horses and 12-15 halter-started wild horse yearlings will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid beginning at 4:30 p.m. Bidding for all horses starts at $125. Potential adopters must meet BLM’s qualifications. Adoption information and an application form can be found on the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html. BLM staff will be onsite to approve applications prior to the Aug. 21 adoption.
It’s not too late to enter your mustang in Friday’s classes! Wyoming Mustang Days entry forms and descriptions of the classes can also be found on the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse website. Entry forms should be mailed as soon as possible to BLM, Attn: Scott Fluer, P.O. Box 589, Lander, WY 82520.
The Wyoming State Fair is held annually in Douglas, Wyo. For more information, please visit their website at www.wystatefair.com/.
For additional information about Wyoming Mustang Days or the BLM’s wild horses, please contact BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer at 307-332-8400 or call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826).
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 08-02-2010|
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