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Release Date: 08/15/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Fifty Wild Horse Adopters Entered in Mustang Days Competition

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mustang Days competition and adoption, Aug. 19-20 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, promises to be a fun-filled event with more than 50 entries in the wild horse competition.

Come watch past adopters and owners of wild horses compete in youth and adult halter, lead line, riding, western equitation, green horse versatility and free style classes this Friday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. On Saturday, adopters of 2010 yearlings will compete with their 2-year olds in hand or under saddle beginning at 2 p.m. Following the yearling competition, a competition between trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility will be held. The competition will showcase saddle-started wild horses.

The public is encouraged to attend the wild horse adoption beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, and to consider adopting a competition showcase horse. Wild horse yearlings will also be available for viewing and adoption at the BLM booth throughout the week at the Wyoming State Fair, Aug. 15-20. Potential adopters must meet BLM’s qualifications. Adoption information and an application form can be found on the BLM Wyoming wild horse website at

It’s not too late to enter your mustang in Friday’s classes! This year, the overall winning horse and rider from the Mustang Days events will be presented with a Billy Cook saddle, valued at $1,350. Stop by the BLM booth during the week to register your mustang.

The Wyoming State Fair is held annually in Douglas. For more information, please visit the fair’s website at

For more information about Mustang Days, and to see photos of some of the horses that will be available for adoption, please visit or contact BLM Public Affairs Specialist Sarah Beckwith at 307-347-5207.

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: 08-15-2011