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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 06/07/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Saddle Up for the 2013 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series

Saddle up and hit the trail with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District and our partners for the fourth annual 2013 Mustang Versatility Trail Ride Buckle Series starting June 15 at 9 a.m. at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (RSWHHF) on Lionkol Road, in Rock Springs, Wyo.  

New this year, the summer series will host an Extreme Trail Competition for riders 18 or older who are competing on a mustang. The mustang horse/rider pair who work best together will also be chosen as the “Horse of the Month” at each Mustang Versatility event. Other classes offered will be trail rides, obstacle courses, in-hand events, and timed games for all ages of horse and riders. Subsequent Mustang Versatility events at the RSWHHF are scheduled July 13, August 10, and September 14, when year-end awards will be presented. Daily prizes will also be awarded. The four month series showcases mustangs, but all horse breeds are welcome. 

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 to the BLM, and the Green River Chamber of Commerce, the Trail Ride Buckle Series welcomes new co-sponsors this year, the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Wool Warehouse, Stacked Heart Ranch in Farson, Wyo., QEP Field Services and Wamsutter Conoco.

Along with the competition, training clinics, facility tours, and wild horse adoptions will be held. Meet “Xanadu” a 3-year-old grulla mare from the Great Divide Basin Herd Management Area which has unusual zebra stripes on her back. She and the rest of the Wyoming wild horses are available for adoption, choose your favorite at: Adoption requirements and an application are available at:

For more information, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or Janet Hartford at 307-297-0772. A complete adoption schedule is available online at:  

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   

Last updated: 06-06-2013