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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 07/15/13
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

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 4th annual wild horse competition at Wyoming Mustang Days, Aug. 16-17, at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. 

Youth and adults may enter halter, lead line, trail, team sorting and western cow handling classes. There will also be a green horse challenge class and adult and youth free style events. The classes will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

A trainer showcase featuring trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility will be held. The trainers will showcase 10 saddle-started wild horses. The showcased  horses will be available for adoption by verbal competitive bid beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday August 17. 

Wild horse yearlings will also be available for viewing and adoption at the BLM booth throughout the week at the Wyoming State Fair, Aug. 12-17. 

Partners promoting this year’s event include Encana Natural Gas, Friends of a Legacy (F.O.A.L.), Popo Agie and Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation Districts, Wyoming Ag In the Classroom and J.L. Blair Saddlery of Douglas, Wyo.

Now is the time to enter your mustang in this year’s event. 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 1.

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: 07-15-2013