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Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival 

Celebrates 13th Year

Please Note: This Event Has Been Rescheduled for August 26-27, 2011

 

April 2011 Issue  

 

     The Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program, will be held May 2021, 2011, at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, Utah .

     The primary goal of the festival is to learn and have fun, and to demonstrate what a wild horse can accomplish given proper care and training. Only former wild horses with BLM freeze-brands may participate. Wild horses, including some that have been gentled, will be available for adoption.

     Beginning Friday at noon, the festival will feature two action-packed days of competitions and activities that are free and open to the public. Highlights include a Wild Horse and Burro Show with a special emphasis on youth classes.

     The 3rd Annual Extreme Trail Challenge begins Friday at 6:00 p.m., with a timed, surprise obstacle course that may include dragging items, carrying dummies or negotiating bridges which move.

     Horse show classes include team cattle sorting, ranch cutting, trail, harness driving, reining, Western pleasure, hunter, beginning jumping, costume and lead-line, plus gaming such as poles, barrels, flag race and keyhole.

     Trainer Lanny Leach, multi-winner of the Exteme Mustang Makeover, will demonstrate gentling of two adoptable wild horses on both Friday and Saturday. Twelve more adoptable wild horses will be started during the Festival so that those wishing to adopt can learn how a wild horse is gentled from the very beginning.

     Adoptions begin Friday at 3:00 p.m., for 30 ungentled horses and six burros available on a first-come, first-served basis for $125. Adopt-A-Buddy (a second horse or burro) for $25.

     At 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, three saddle-started horses and six halter-started horses that were trained by inmates at the Central Utah Correctional Facility will be up for adoption. Bidding begins at $250 for saddle-started, and $125 for halter-started horses.

For more information about adopting, adoptable horses, and to receive an application, contact the Salt Lake Wild Horse & Burro Center at 877-224-3956.

For show information, or to register to compete, contact Lisa Reid at 435-743-3128 or lisa_reid@blm.gov.

 

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