U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
|Release Date: 08/17/11|
Buckle Series Nears End of the Trail
The 2011 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckles Series, co-sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District and the Green River Chamber of Commerce, held the third event of the four-part series last weekend in Rock Springs, Wyo.
“Both duos were nominated for the notable control and responsiveness of the horses,” says co-organizer Deb Sundberg.
The Horse of the Month award acknowledges exceptional performance or special talents of the horse and rider.
The event also marked the addition of a halter class, in which the participant leads their horse through obstacles and games. Organizers for the series are constantly looking for ways to make the events unique, such as acknowledging color coordination between horse and rider, or awarding a horse for a peculiar attribute.
The final event will be held on Sept. 17 at the Sundberg’s arena on 17 Stassinos Ranch Road, seven miles north of Rock Springs. Spectators are welcome, and a $5 barbecue will follow the rides. Horses will not be available for adoption at the event.
Mustang Versatility’s mission is to encourage good horsemanship, good stewardship and safety. All participants are eligible to receive a daily prize, but competition points must be accumulated to win a buckle at the end of the series.
Additional sponsors include PM Auto Glass Inc., Primetime Production, and Shadow Mountain Water of Wyoming.
For more information about joining Mustang Versatility, complete rules for participating in the events, or directions to the final venue, contact co-organizers Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292, or Deb Sundberg at 307-389-6353. An adoption schedule and other informational items may be found at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/schedule.html.
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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
High Desert District 280 Hwy 191 N. Rock Springs, WY 82901
|Last updated: 08-17-2011|
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