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Release Date: 09/14/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

2012 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series Boasts Biggest Season

The 2012 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series, co-sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and the Green River Chamber of Commerce, is boasting its biggest season with the largest attendance ever for the summer horse and rider events. 

The Trail Ride Buckle Series went on the road this year, holding events at the Little Sandy River north of Farson, Wyo., at Scotts Bottom Nature Area in Green River, Wyo., as well as the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (RSWHHF). The final event in the 2012 series will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the RSWHHF on Lionkol Road, Rock Springs, Wyo. beginning at 9 a.m. A barbeque lunch will be available.

Also new this year, the 40-Something Cowgirls Club, a national women’s equestrian group, is offering its members points for taking part in the Trail Ride Buckle Series. Horse enthusiasts from Green River, Afton, Farson, Riverton and Rock Springs are participating.

This is the third year of the Trail Ride Buckle Series, which showcases mustangs, but is open to all breeds of horses. Horse and rider, or in-hand teams, of all ages and skill levels compete in trail rides, obstacle courses, and timed games to win daily prizes and members can accumulate points to win year-end buckles. Also, a Horse-of-the-Month ribbon is awarded to the outstanding mustang and owner team demonstrating a special bond or a unique skill.

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. The Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series 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.

In addition, wild horses are available for adoption at: A saddle started bay gelding, which was trained at the Wyoming Honor Farm, will also be offered by silent bid to adopters with approved applications. For more information, contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292, or Deb Sundberg, 307-389-6353.

Special thanks to our sponsors: PM Auto Glass Inc., Primetime Production and Shadow Mountain Water Company of Wyoming.

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.

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

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