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Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival

 

May 2013 issue  

 

Wild Horse & Burro Festival May 31 - June 1, 2013, South Jordan, Utah

 

      The 15th Annual Wild Horse & Burro Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, May 31–June 1, 2013, at the Salt Lake Country Equestrian Park in South Jordan, Utah . Admission is free.

      The Festival includes a wild horse and burro adoption and show, where the audience can see the versatility and beauty of a properly-trained wild horse or burro.

      Classes including adult and youth Showmanship, Team Cattle Sorting, Ranch Cutting, and an Extreme Trail Challenge begin at noon on Friday.

      Saturday will feature a Grand Entry at 9:00 a.m., followed by more show classes, including Trail, Western Equitation, Western Pleasure, Reining, Hunter Under Saddle, Beginning Jumping, Lead Line, and a Costume Class. A one-time, $10 entry fee will cover all classes which a youth wishes to enter. Gymkhana events including pole bending, barrels, flag race and keyhole will round out the afternoon’s competition.

      Forty wild horses and burros will be available for adoption from the BLM. These include: three saddle-started horses from the Gunnison Prison Wild Horse Facility; seven Trainer Incentive Program horses that will also be featured in competition at the Festival; 20 ungentled horses; and ten burros.

 

Highlights of the Festival include:

 

Trainer Challenge: Seven trainers will compete with the wild horses they have been training for the previous two months. The horses will be shown in five different events on Friday and Saturday, and then be showcased in the final Freestyle Class on Saturday. Follow the trainers as they work with their horses on Facebook at “Utah Wild Horse and Burro Festival.”

 

Trainer Showcase: Trainers will showcase their gentling and training methods in demonstrations using wild horses. Demonstrations will be held from noon on Friday and all day Saturday.

 

The 5th Annual Extreme Trail Challenge Class highlights how well former wild horses can compete with their young or mature riders.

 

     Viewing of ungentled horses and burros begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. Adoption fee for these animals is $125, on a first-come, first-served basis. Adopt a buddy horse for just $25. Adopters must pre-qualify to adopt.

     Saddle-started wild horses will be available for adoption on Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. with an oral bid auction. Bids start at $250.

     Trainer Challenge horses will be available for adoption following the Freestyle Class of the Trainer Challenge at around 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

      For more information on adopting, or to pre-register, visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 801-977-4359 or 866-4MUSTANGS. For show information, contact Lisa Reid at 435-743-3128 or lreid@blm.gov.

  

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