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Release Date: 07/09/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Enter Your Wild Horse in Wyoming Mustang Days Competition!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages past adopters of wild horses to enter the Wyoming Mustang Days competitions August 20-21 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.

Youth and adults may enter halter, lead line, riding and western equitation classes. There will also be a green horse class (less than 90 days of training) and an adult free style event. The classes will be held on Friday, August 20, from 1-5 p.m. Demonstration clinics will follow the classes, conducted by the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center.

In addition to Friday's events, additional competitions and a wild horse adoption will be held on Saturday, August 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. Finally, the showcase horses, plus halter-started wild horse yearlings, will be available for adoption.

Wyoming Mustang Days entry forms and descriptions of the classes can be found at Entry forms should be mailed to BLM, Attn: Scott Fluer, P.O. Box 589, Lander, WY 82520, and received by August 1.

For more information, please contact 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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-09-2010