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High Desert District
Release Date: 07/09/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Extreme Trail Competition Offers Hand-Tooled Saddle as Top Prize: Second Event of 2013 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series

The Extreme Trail Competition, as part of the fourth annual Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series, is offering a hand-tooled saddle from Southwestern Wyoming Wool Warehouse to this year’s top-point winner on a mustang.

The 2013 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series kicked off on June 15 with additional events scheduled on July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14. The four-month long series offers trail rides, obstacle courses, in-hand events and timed games for riders of all ages to showcase their mustangs, although all horse breeds are welcome. As a special challenge, the Extreme Trail Competition is offered for riders 18 or older competing only on a mustang.

July 13 activities begin at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility on Lionkol Road at 9 a.m. 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. 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.

The Bureau of Land Management and the Green River Chamber of Commerce welcome new co-sponsors this year: the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Wyoming Wool Warehouse, Stacked Heart Ranch in Farson, Wyo., QEP Field Services and Wamsutter Conoco.

For more information, please contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or visit

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   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-10-2013