The Wyoming Bucking Horse & Rider

The Wyoming Bucking Horse & Rider (BH&R) is everywhere and is synonymous with the State of Wyoming.

This symbol of the “Cowboy State” is featured on their licenses plates and is the logo of the only four year university in Wyoming. The logo is 100 years old and is a registered trademark of the State of Wyoming. It is on the state quarter, highway signs, clothing and on the insignia of the Wyoming National Guard.

The logo made its first appearance on planes and other American military equipment in France during World War I. The original emblem was designed by George Ostrom who won a contest to design a logo to represent his military regiment.

The University of Wyoming developed a variation of the bucking horse and rider for its athletic program in 1921. Their inspiration for the horse was famed rodeo horse, Steamboat.