A new attraction at Cheyenne Frontier Days™ offers unique Western experiences. See the incredible bond that develops between man and horse as horsemen work with horses off the range preparing them for adoption.
The Western Experience will also feature the Mark Messenger Memorial Hitch team. The 2015 Calgary Stampede World Champion of the Six Horse Hitch Competition. Check back often for more information!
The BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program and Mantle Adoption & Training Facility will bring “Operation Mustang®” to Cheyenne Frontier Days™.
Professional horse trainers will demonstrate horse and burro gentling techniques daily. The trained animals will be available for adoption through competitive bid on July 29.
Daily Training Demonstrations
July 21 – 29, 2017 — 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.
Preview Horses and Burros
July 28, 2017 — 4 – 5 p.m.
Live auction and bidding (approved adopters only)
July 28, 2017 — 5 p.m.
Load adopted animals
July 30, 2017 — 7 a.m. – noon
The twenty horses/burros will be halter/saddle-started at the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility.
Due to traffic congestion at the Frontier Park and for the safety of the adopted wild horses and burros, loading and shipping will take place on July 31, 2016 from 7 a.m. to noon. The BLM can make arrangements with out-of-state adopters to pick up animals at a later date at Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyo.
BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program information booth will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Any horses that are not adopted during the event will be available for adoption, by appointment, at the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility. For more information about the BLM adoptions during Cheyenne Frontier Days™, please contact BLM Wild Horse Specialist June Wendlandt at (307)690-9069.