BLM Wild Horse Competition At State Fair
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 17th. 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 Doulas.Entry forms must be received by August 1.