Come out and watch what the selective teens and Oregon Mustangs have done in 98 days!! This event will have showmanship, body conditioning, in-hand trail course, and 2 minute free style. Also new this year there is both a Teen and Mustang riding event for teens 14 – 18 years of age AND an adult riding event for 19+ years of age. There is a live auction after the event if you want to adopt one of these mustangs.
We will be in the St. Paul Rodeo 4th of July Parade. Come see us there, we will have the Teens and Adults all dressed up!! Parade starts at 10am.
Application Deadline for Teen & Adult Trainer Selection! These must be received at FitzGerald Farms in Yamhill by the deadline.
The purpose of this competition is to showcase Oregon youth and the beauty, versatility, and trainability of these rugged horses that roam freely on public lands throughout the West. The mustangs are protected by the BLM under Federal law and periodically excess animals from the range are removed to ensure herd health and protect rangeland resources. Thousands of these horses are then made available each year to the public for adoption. The yearling mustangs in this program were gathered from Oregon herd management areas by the BLM. The mustangs that are not being adopted by their trainer/trainer’s family will be available through an oral bidding auction at the final event showcase on August 23, 2014. Horses will also be available for pre-bidding online throughout the 98-day competition at the Teens and Oregon Mustangs website.