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Friday, May 30, 2014

Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival Plus Free Fishing Day

Utah Wild Horse & Burro Festival
This annual festival will take place June 6-7 at the Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah.

Wild horses have been in the news recently, as BLM officials seek ways to respond to what some think is an overpopulation of animals on public lands in the West. Wild horses and burros are considered part of our national heritage and are protected by federal laws.

For many years, BLM has encouraged people to adopt surplus animals, as a way to keep numbers in check. Many people have had great success adopting and gentling these "living legends," which can then be used for general riding and many other purposes. One reason this festival is held annually is to showcase success such stories.

This website has details about the festival, along with links to horse and burro adoption events. Here's are excerpts:

The festival begins Friday, June 6 at 4:000 p.m. and runs through Saturday, June 7. Performance classes begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The primary goal of this horse show is to learn and have fun. Another goal is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate what a wild horse can accomplish when given proper care and training. This is a BLM/Volunteer wild horse, burro and mule show requiring all animals to have a US BLM Freeze Mark and proof of Certificate of Title or Adoption Papers.

Utah Free Fishing Day
On Saturday, June 7, fishing licenses will not be required for people fishing on all Utah waters. All other regulations will be enforced. The idea is to give people a chance to try the spot, hoping they will get hooked. Clinics and educational events will be held to help people learn to fish. Some events will provide free equipment for kids.

The Deseret News has this article on free fishing day.

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