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Kingman Field Office
Release Date: 04/09/13
Contacts: Lori Cook - 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560    

America's Wild Horses and Burros Offered for Adoption in Kingman

Kingman, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking good homes for wild horses and burros during an adoption event April 19 – 21, 2013, in Kingman, Ariz. An opportunity to see and adopt these living legends will take place at the Mohave County Fairgrounds located at 2600 Fairgrounds Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona, 86401. Take Interstate 40 to Kingman, exit E. Andy Devine (U.S Route 66, exit 53) and turn south on E. Andy Devine. Travel .6 miles and turn right (west) on Airfield Ave. Travel approximately .6 miles and enter the fairgrounds through the east entrance.

These animals and their historic herds are truly unique animals that embody the best characteristics of endurance and agility. For more than 30 years, the BLM-adopted horses and burros have found their way not only into the hearts of thousands of recreational riders, but also into show and rodeo arenas. Burros, noted as great for packing, make exceptional guard and companion animals.

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Kingman Event Schedule
Friday, April 19 – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Preview animals
  • Submit applications for approval to adopt animals

Saturday, April 20 – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Starting at 9 a.m., the adoption begins for approved adopters on a first-come, first-select basis. The adoption fee is $125. Each adopter has an opportunity to “Adopt-A-Buddy Horse” for an additional fee of $25. 
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals

Sunday, April 21 – Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Adoption continues on a first-come, first-select basis
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals

Adoption fees may be made by cash, check, or major credit card and will be processed immediately after selection. The BLM staff will load each animal, with the adopter’s halter and lead rope, into an acceptable trailer provided by the adopter. 

The BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified adopters who must demonstrate humane care for the animal for a year in order to receive title. To qualify to adopt, you must be 18 years of age, have approved facilities to keep the animal, and transportation home for the animal from the adoption site. For more information and adoption qualifications, please call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) or visit BLM’s website at

Upcoming Adoptions in Arizona
Sonoita, Arizona, May 17 – 19, 2013
Show Low, Arizona, August 16 – 18, 2013

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-09-2013