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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 08/04/13
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  307-775-6014    

Wyoming Wild Horses to be Featured at State Fair's Mustang Days


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be featuring 18 Wyoming wild horses again this year in Mustang Days competition and adoption, Aug. 16-17, at the state fair in Douglas, Wyo.

On Friday, Aug. 16, from 8:30-5 p.m., the public is welcome to watch as past wild horse adopters and owners show their mustangs in halter, lead line, riding, team sorting and western cow handling. There will also be a green horse challenge class (less than 90 days of training) and adult and youth free style events.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, adopters of 2012 yearlings will compete with their 2-year olds in hand or under saddle beginning at 2 p.m. Following the yearling competition, trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility will showcase saddle-started wild horses. Those showcase horses will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wild horse yearlings will also be available for viewing and silent bid adoption at the BLM booth throughout the week at the Wyoming State Fair, Aug. 12-16. BLM adoption qualifications, an application form and other adoption information can be found at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.

To see photos of the horses available for adoption, go to www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/2013mustang-days.html.

For more information about Mustang Days, contact BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer at 307-332-8400.



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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-07-2013