July 2nd 50th Anniversary Event!

January 1, 1970

To order your commemorative envelopes:

Please call FOAL’s President, Mary Scuffham at (815) 631-7078

 

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Event Date: July 2, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Event Location: The FOAL Property on Wyoming’s Wild Horse Highway (previously Hwy 14-16-20) 27 miles east of Cody.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act that was passed on December 15, 1971. This also marks the 16th year that FOAL has been dedicated to the enhancement of the habitat for all creatures living with the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA).

The act recognizes wild horses and burros as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West” and what better place to celebrate than being outdoors, in the Wild West, surrounded on three sides by the McCullough Peaks HMA.  Who knows, maybe the wild horses will graze by for a look!

To celebrate these remarkable and noteworthy accomplishments, FOAL is planning a celebration on July 2, 2021 at the kiosk located on Wyoming’s Wild Horse Highway (previously Hwy 14-16-20) 27 miles east of Cody.  C’mon out after the Kiddie Parade in Cody!

Envelopes created especially for this event are available on this website for purchase. These envelopes can be used for everyday use but will receive a specially-designed cancellation from the U.S. Postal Service ONLY on July 2nd at the event.  During this celebration, the Postmaster from Greybull, Wyoming, will hand-cancel each stamped envelope presented with a cancellation stamp created especially for this special event .  Proceeds from envelope sales go directly to reservoir repair and maintenance in the McCullough Peaks HMA to provide life-giving water to all creatures.

This will be a collector’s item in the years to come. So, don’t miss this rare, one-time only opportunity to donate to a great cause and get your very own “piece of history.”  Please see the envelopes for sale under the “Gift Shop” tab of this website to pre-purchase an envelope or come to the event to purchase one or many.

In addition to getting your envelope hand-cancelled, there will be information booths and an Authentic Horsemanship Demonstration at the event.  Come see the amazing bond between “Aisha”, one of our very own McCullough Peaks HMA mustang mares, and Marijn Werquin from The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming. At the FOAL property, Marijn will demonstrate her “liberty work”, part of the “Authentic Horsemanship” training they do at The Hideout. You will witness firsthand this training methodology based on respect, low-stress, empathy, open-mindedness and professionalism.  Hope you can join us!