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Enter Your Former Wild Horse in

  Wyoming Mustang Days Competition!

 

July 2013 issue  

 

      The Bureau of Land Management Fourth Annual Mustang Days will be held August 1217, 2013, at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas , Wyoming . Opening ceremonies for the Wild Horse Show, Trainer Showcase & Adoption will feature the U.S. Border Patrol mounted on formerly wild horses.

      This event is a great opportunity to see what trained mustangs can do; and to watch and learn from experienced trainers while they gentle and train wild horses.

      The Open Horse Show will take place Friday, August 16. The show is for mustang adopters or owners (youngsters and adults) who wish to showcase their horses and have a chance at winning saddles or other quality tack. Contestants can also visit with other adopters and their horses something returning contestants look forward to every year. There is no charge to enter the competition.  

 

Wyoming Mustang Days August 12-17, 2013

Sponsor Randy Teeweun, of Encana, awards Justin Martin, age 11, a saddle after he earned high points and was the Junior Overall Winner (with his Mustang, Irene) of the 2012 Open Horse Show. He and Irene will compete again this year. Photo courtesy BLM.

      A large variety of classes include Western equitation, green horse versatility and adult and youth freestyle. A highlight is the trainer competition showcase between the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility on Saturday, August 17, which features ten saddle-started horses demonstrating disposition and training.

      Horses used in the trainer showcase will be available for adoption by oral competitive bid after the showcase (at 4:30 p.m.). Ten gentled yearlings that will be available for adoption during Fair week at the BLM booth, where officials will be onhand  to approve adoption applications and answer questions.

      All Mustang Days events are open to the public and free of charge.

      For more information and show entry forms, call BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer at 307-332-8400, or visit www.blm.gov/wy, or facebook.com/BLMWildHorseAndBurro.

      Stalling for horses can be arranged at the Wyoming State Fair by calling 307-358-2398.

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