Participants Needed for Wyoming TIP Challenge

Participants Needed for Wyoming TIP Challenge

Participants are being sought for the 2022 Wyoming TIP Challenge on August 19, 2022. A TIP Challenge is where you pick up an untouched mustang or burro and have 90 days to train your animal.

At the end of the 90 days you will compete with others at the Wyoming State Fair. The competition is “In Hand Only” with a freestyle. There is no riding in the TIP Challenge. There will be an adult class and a youth class. Youth will have yearlings and adults will have  animals 3 years old or older.  

Competitor’s names will be drawn out of a hat matched with an animal’s tag number. This selection will be totally random. People may trade animals the day of pick up if they want before paperwork is finalized.  Competitors have to be within US borders because all horses will be adopted and no SA. There will be a network of trainers to help challenge participants.

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On the day of the challenge, trainers can say whether they want to keep their animal or auction them off (last minute to decide is check in) but if we know ahead of time, we can help advertise available animals.  To participate you must fill out and submit a BLM adoption application to the Cheyenne BLM office. Pick up date will be May 6, 2022, at the Wheatland BLM horse facility. 

While it is a competition with others, it is a friendly one and should encourage others who are competing in the challenge. This is a way to get these wonderful animals into good homes and out of the facilities.  The Mustangs in this competition will be Wyoming horses and the Burros will be from outside of Wyoming.

We encourage you to come participate or watch this wonder event. All interested adopters must complete and submit the TC adopter applications (with parent/guardian signatures if applicable) and postmarked or e-mailed by March 30, 2022.  

To get an application please e-mail Dani at

For more information please contact the Wyoming Mustang Association or Dani Welch