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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 09/12/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Congratulates Winners of the 2013 Saratoga Mustang Versatility


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) in cooperation with the Platte Valley Ranch Supply and 5N Ranch congratulate Sidney Englert, Freddie Wagner, Ella Fluer, Natasha Lookingbill, Dawn Helms, and Travis Englert for being high point winners in their respective classes at the 2013 Saratoga Mustang Versatility.  

Nearly 25 horse/rider pairs participated in the second annual event Sept. 7 at the 5N Ranch Arena in Saratoga, Wyo. which showcases mustangs, but all breeds of horses are welcome. Events included trail, which is similar to an obstacle course; reining, where horse/rider perform a figure-8 pattern; keyhole, which involves the rider entering a circle, turning the horse around without stepping on the boundary line then exiting; and ranch sort, where teams of horses/riders separate from the herd a numbered animal, then subsequently numbered animals. Points were tallied from trail, reining and keyhole games to determine the overall high point winners. Classes were divided not only among age groups, but whether the participant was riding a mustang or domesticated horse. Class results are:  

Mustang Trail 
   – 12 and under
1st - Sidney Englert
2nd - Josie Wendlandt

Domestic Trail
    – 12 and under
1st - Layne Englert
1st - Freddie Wagner*
2nd - Alec Fluer
2nd - Cale Mowry
2nd - Tom Wagner** 
Mustang Keyhole
    – 12 and under
1st - Sidney Englert
2nd - Josie Wendlandt

Domestic Keyhole
    – 12 and under
1st - Freddie Wagner
2nd - Tom Wagner
3rd - Alec Fluer

Mustang Trail 
   – 13 to 18 year old
1st - Ella Fluer
Domestic Trail 
   – 13 to 18 year old
1st - Natasha Lookingbill
Mustang Keyhole 
   – 13 to 18 year old
1st - Ella Fluer
Domestic Keyhole 
   – 13 to 18 year old
1st - Natasha Lookingbill 
Mustang Trail 
   – Adult
1st - Dawn Helms
2nd - Diane Steele
3rd - Kelly Fluer
Domestic Trail 
   – Adult
1st - Travis Englert
2nd - Bryan Helms
2nd - Daynon Mowry
2nd - Shane Mowry**
3rd - Lucy Mack 
Mustang Keyhole
   – Adult
1st - Dawn Helms
2nd - Janet Hartford
3rd - Melissa Gardner
Domestic Keyhole 
   – Adult
1st - Daynon Mowry
2nd - Travis Englert
3rd  - Shane Mowry
Mustang Reining 
   – 12 and under
1st - Sidney Englert
2nd - Josie Wendlandt
Mustang Reining 
   – Adult
1st - Dawn Helms
2nd - Diane Steele
3rd - Melissa Gardner 
Domestic Reining 
   – 12 and under
1st - Freddie Wagner
2nd - Tom Wagner
3rd - Layne Englert

Domestic Reining 
   – Adult
1st - Bryan Helms
2nd - Daynon Mowry
2nd - Shane Mowry*
3rd - Travis Englert

Mustang High Point Winner
   – 12 and under
Sidney Englert
Mustang High Point Winner
   – 13 to 18 year old
Ella Fluer 
Mustang High Point Winner
   – Adult
Dawn Helms
Ranch Sort
1st - Bobbie Herman and Steve Mantle
2nd - Lucy Mack and Janet Hartford
3rd - Sidney Englert and Becky Englert 
Domestic High Point Winner
   – 12 and under
Freddie Wagner
Domestic High Point Winner
   – 13 to 18 year old
Natasha Lookingbill
Domestic High Point Winner 
   – Adult
Travis Englert
 

* Two-way tie 
** Three-way tie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with the competition, Trainer Steve Mantle with the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyo. offered a free training clinic and a sorrel halter started filly gentled by Mantle is available for adoption: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/SaratogaMV/horses.html.  

Special thanks to our sponsors: the BLM, Platte Valley Ranch Supply and 5N Ranch.  

For more information, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292, Becky Englert at 307-321-9365, or Patty Lufkin at 307-326-8211. More information is available at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/SaratogaMV.html. 



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Last updated: 09-12-2013