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BLM Wild Horse Competition At State Fair

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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.

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