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Close to $20,000 worth of equestrian equipment was stolen from Stone Child College Friday, including a 4-wheeler and air compressor. Tribal law enforcement officials requested that the public be on the look out for anyone trying to sell the goods. Stone Child College Youth Equestrian Arts and Horsemanship is a 12-week summer program that allows more than 20 children ages 9 to 18 an opportunity to learn to ride and participate in local rodeos. Program staff assist in training and practicing with the kids in non-rough stock youth rodeo events. Staff members were unavailable for comment at the time of publication, however authorities said the stolen tack was integral to the program. “What we know right now is that in the early morning hours Friday, sometime between midnight and 3 a.m., an individual or individuals broke into a Stone Child College garage used for storing the summer youth on horseback materials,” said Grace HerManyHorses, special agent in charge for Chippewa Cree Tribal Law Enforcement. HerManyHorses had been scheduled for vacation leave, which she postponed after the robbery. “It is possible there was either one, two or three individuals involved,” she said. “They kicked in the door of the garage toGain entry. They took a large amount of equipment saddles, harnesses, breast collars, an Arctic Cat Quad. “We have alerted area pawn shops and we are asking that the public be aware of anyone trying to sell these items. The saddles are all numbered.” The inventory of stolen articles includes: seven riding saddles, Reinsman 15, 4108-150C all have numbers on the underside beginning with the letters SCC; five breast collars numbered BC, two are Circle Y dark brown, one Colorado 7-37 and two are miscellaneous; seven curb straps, four light brown and three dark brown numbered beginning with CS; five spur straps stamped with the word Champion; 15 cinches seven are Buckaroo brand, six are 32- inch with brown center, one is 36-inch with a brown center, two are 32-inch with black centers, three are Running W and 32- inch, one, all white, is 34-inch, two have no tags and are brown and tan; five halters, dark blue, green, purple, pink and red; four reins Muley 803, Tory 222, Weaver 05-50-1543 and one other; four head stalls; five ropes including a Blue Classic Bulls Eye 30-foot 3.8 orange, a Mack-3 31-foot 3.8, and three white 28- foot ropes; four spurs, one pair with silver inlay, one black, brown and silver; seven riding helmets, including thee small size one gold, one purple, one black, three medium in gold, purple and white and one large gold helmet; eight bits, five of the bits are Reinsman brand and the others are an Argentina snaffle brand, three are from High Country Halters one dark blue, one silver and green and one silver and red. Also stolen was a green automatic 4x4 Arctic Cat 400-series with VIN No. 4UFOATV84T251167. The quad did have a Stone Child College tag on the front right side tire panel where the knee would be stationed and a trailer hitch. Posters have been dispersed throughout the area to alert the public. Anyone with information possibly pertaining to the burglary, apprehension of the suspects or the return of the items is asked to contact Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement Services at (406) 395-4513 or 395-4184.