Discussions and lectures featuring current issues about wild horses and public rangelands will be broadcasting live during the America’s Mustang Celebration Expo at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, July 14-16.
The America’s Mustang Campaign is led by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program. Currently, an estimated 67,000 wild horses and burros roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 western states. As mustang populations increase, organizers hope to encourage everyone to learn about the wild horses and to help maintain rangelands through shared learning and experience.
Various equine professionals and staff from the BLM will be providing seminars and educational demonstrations to educate the public on the American Mustang. These speakers will include Fred Woehl, current National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board member; Debbie Collins, National Wild Horse & Burro Marketing and Outreach Specialist; and Gus Warr, BLM Utah State Wild Horse & Burro Program Manager.
The live-stream feed is offered free to the public and can be found at http://americasmustang.com/expo_sedalia/.
America’s Mustang Celebration Expo Speaker Schedule
Central Standard Time CST
Thursday, July 14
11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. – Fred Woehl: Using Equine in Agriculture around the World
Friday, July 15
3:30 p.m. – Debbie Collins and Gus Warr with the Bureau of Land Management: discussion and Q&A on mustang and burro adoption, mustang gathers, research, sales program, etc.
Saturday, July 16
10:30 a.m. – Debbie Collins and Gus Warr: discussion and Q&A on wild horse and burro contracts and agreements
2:00 p.m. – Debbie Collins and Gus Warr: discussion and Q&A on mustang and burro adoption, mustang gathers, research, sales program, etc.
About America’s Mustang
The America’s Mustang campaign was created in 2015 to better educate Americans on who the American Mustangs are, where they are located, what resources they need and what resources they share with other species. The America’s Mustang tour involves a series of events and activities to help inform the public about this iconic American horse and how we all can take action to maintain healthy lands with healthy horses. America’s Mustang is led by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public, charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating successful adoptions for America’s excess mustangs and burros. Our program areas focus on adopters, philanthropists, youth and horse training professionals. Since 2007, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed nearly 7,000 BLM held mustangs into private care through training and gentling programs.
About the Bureau of Land Management
The BLM offers wild horses and burros that were removed from the range for adoption into private care. Since 1971, the BLM has adopted out more than 235,000 wild horses and burros nationwide. Potential adopters can attend an offsite adoption event, visit a BLM adoption facility, or participate in an Internet Adoption event. For general questions on adopting a wild horse or burro, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page. The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.