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Release Date: 07/13/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Enter Your Wild Horse in Wyoming Mustang Days Competition!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages past adopters and owners of wild horses to enter the 3rd annual wild horse competition at Wyoming Mustang Days, Aug. 17-18, at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.

Youth and adults may enter halter, lead line, riding, team sorting and a new class—western cow handling. There will also be a green horse challenge class and adult and youth free style events. The classes will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition to Friday's events, adopters of 2011 yearlings will compete with their 2-year olds in hand or under saddle on Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 2 p.m. Following the yearling competition, a trainer showcase featuring trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility will be held. The competition will showcase saddle-started wild horses. Finally, the competition showcase horses will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid beginning at 4:30 p.m.

New to this year’s Mustang Days, the U.S. Border Patrol will open the festivities with their trained wild horses on both Friday and Saturday.

Wild horse yearlings will also be available for viewing and adoption at the BLM booth throughout the week at the Wyoming State Fair, Aug. 13-18.

Now is the time to enter your mustang in Friday’s classes! Wyoming Mustang Days entry forms and descriptions of the classes can be found at Entry forms should be mailed to BLM, Attn: Scott Fluer, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY, 82520, and received by August 7.

For more information, please contact BLM Wild Horse Specialist 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: 07-13-2012