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Release Date: 08/25/14
Contacts: Christian Venhuizen,    

16 Wild Horses Adopted at Wyoming Mustang Days

Sixteen Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gentled wild horses were adopted during Wyoming Mustang Days, at the Wyoming State Fair, in Douglas, Wyo., Aug. 12-16.

The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program sponsored the annual adoption event, which also encourages previous wild horse adopters to showcase the abilities of their mustangs.

Nine gentled yearlings were adopted throughout the week, by silent bid.

Seven saddle-started horses were adopted Aug. 16. The adoption, through competitive bid, followed a demonstration by the trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility, demonstrating the horses’ abilities.

“All the horses found happy adopters and all adopters were pleased with the program at Wyoming State Fair,” said Scott Fleur, coordinator for Wyoming Mustang Days.

Wyoming Mustang Days also included the All Wild Horse Show, featuring 52 previous wild horse adopters and their adopted horses, competing in three divisions, Aug. 15.

Jake Lundahl, of Wakefield, Neb., and Lynn Huckaby, of Farson, Wyo., were the respective champion and reserve champion in the Pro Division. Dawn Helms, of Kinnear, Wyo., was named champion, and Dylan Lookingbill, of Riverton, Wyo., took reserve champion in the Adult/Senior Division. Leah Huckaby, of Farson, won the Junior Division. Ella Fluer, of Lander, Wyo., and Kate Lundahl, of Wakefield, tied for the Junior Division reserve champion.

Another wild horse adoption is planned for Sept. 5-6, at the Wyoming Honor Farm, in Riverton, Wyo. A preview of the horses is Sept. 5, followed by the adoption on Sept. 6. For more information, visit

Pro Division Champion
PRO DIVISION1 – Jake Lundahl, left, Wakefield, Neb., places first the Wyoming Mustang Days Public All Wild Horse Show’s Pro Division. He receives his award from wild horse trainer Steve Mantle, of Wheatland, Wyo.

 Pro Division Reserve Champion
PRO DIVISION2 – Lynn Huckaby, Farson, Wyo., holds the reserve champion award for the Wyoming Mustang Days Public All Wild Horse Show’s Pro Division.
 Adult Division Champion and Reserve Champion
ADULT DIVISION  – Dylan Lookingbill, Riverton, Wyo., and Dawn Helms, Kinnear, Wyo., receive their awards for the Wyoming Mustang Days Public All Wild Horse Show’s Adult/Senior Division. Helms was the champion and Lookingbill was the reserve champion in the division.
 Junior Division Champion and Reserve Champions
JUNIOR DIVISION – Junior division winners Kate Lundahl, left, Wakefield, Neb.; Ella Fluer, center, Lander, Wyo.; and Leah Huckaby, Farson, Wyo., show their awards for the Wyoming Mustang Days Public All Wild Horse Show’s Junior Division. Huckaby was the champion, while Fluer and Lundahl tied for reserve champion.

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: 08-26-2014