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How you can adopt a 4-H trained wild horse and see them compete in a trail challenge


The following is a news release from the Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District.

IDAHO FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District will host a 4-H trained wild horse in-hand trail challenge and adoption at the Bonneville County Fairgrounds in Idaho Falls on Sept. 12.

Beginning at 10 a.m., 4-H’ers will present their wild horses from the Challis Wild Horse Herd Management Area in a trail challenge.

The challenge showcases the training that 4-H members have been giving these young charges since early June. Horses will be led over and through obstacles, loaded into a horse trailer and will have their feet handled. The animals will then be available for adoption through a competitive bid process, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

There are seven different eastern Idaho 4-H Clubs participating in the challenge: Bits & Boots (Lemhi County), Clark County Wranglers (Clark County), Country Kids (Bonneville County), Mustang Wranglers (Oneida County), Rockin’ 4-H (Jefferson County), Silver Spurs (Jefferson County) and Trail Dusters (Bingham County).

If you are interested in adopting a 4-H trained wild horse yearling, complete an application located here and email it to Challis Wild Horse Specialist Kevin Lloyd at or Rangeland Management Specialist Juley Hankins-Smith at

Information about these horses is available here.

For more information and adoption qualifications, call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit

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