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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 06/16/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Beverly Gorny 307-352-0205    

First Mustang Versatility Trail Series Coming to Sweetwater County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District in Rock Springs, the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board, and the Green River Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the 2010 Mustang Versatility All Breed Horse Trail Series and BLM Wild Horse adoptions on four dates this summer. The events will begin at 9 a.m. on June 19, July 17, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11 at the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Facility at the end of Lionkol Road in Rock Springs, Wyo.

The Mustang Versatility Trail Series is a trail ride for all ages of horses and riders designed to promote appreciation, adoption and use of mustangs and the versatility of the wild horse. An optional obstacle course and timed games will also be available. The series will showcase the mustang but all equines are welcome. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Each day will include BLM wild horse and burro adoptions, tours of the wild horse and burro facilities and demonstrations on working with mustangs. To participate, a fee will be collected by the Mustang Versatility organization. You need not be a member of the Mustang Versatility organization to participate; however, members do receive a reduced entry fee. Entry fees fund the expenses incurred in hosting the versatility and trail series events and cover the cost of prizes.

Prizes will be awarded in many categories, including year-end high point categories. Participants who attend and participate in the River Festival Ride or Trail Challenge and Poker Ride Green River, Wyo. on Aug. 21 may receive extra points. Those who attended and participated in May’s Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival may also be eligible for extra points.

Entry fees are $10 per day for members and $20 per day for nonmembers. Annual membership dues are $25 per family or $15 per individual. For more information about joining the Mustang Versatility organization and for complete rules for participating in the events, contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or Deb Sundberg at 307-389-6353.

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 06-16-2010