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High Desert District
Release Date: 05/05/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Save the Dates for the 2014 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series

The fifth annual Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series will kick off in June at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility in Rock Springs, Wyo.

The series offers trail rides, obstacle courses, in-hand events and timed games for riders of all ages to showcase their mustangs, although all horse breeds are welcome. As a special challenge, the Extreme Trail Competition is offered for riders 18 or older competing only on a mustang.

Series activities will be held on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a wild horse adoption held at the holding facility each preceding Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

June 14: Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, Lionkol Rd., Rock Springs
July 12: Highway 191 Mile Marker 57 along the Big Sandy River, Farson, Wyo.
Aug. 9: Scotts Bottom Nature Area Activity Trail, 175 Scotts Bottom Rd., Green River, Wyo.
Sept. 20: Sweetwater Events Complex Indoor Arena, 3320 Yellowstone Rd., Rock Springs

The rider and mustang who work best together will be named “Horse of the Month” at each event. Membership is not required to participate, but only members accumulate points toward year-end buckles and awards. Non-members are eligible to receive daily prizes. Daily entry fees are $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Annual membership dues are $25 per family or $15 per individual. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional information about the Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series is available at

A complete adoption schedule is available at Adoption requirements and an application are available at

The Bureau of Land Management and the Green River Chamber of Commerce would like to thank 2014 co-sponsors Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Wool Warehouse, Stacked Heart Ranch in Farson, Wyo., QEP Resources, Inc. and Wamsutter Conoco.

To get to the holding facility from I-80 in Rock Springs, take Elk Street Exit 104, turn north for one mile, then turn right onto Lionkol Road for a half-mile.

For more information, please contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or Janet Hartford at 307-297-0772.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 05-06-2014