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Kingman Field Office
Release Date: 03/14/13
Contacts: : Lori Cook - 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560    

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

Kingman, Ariz. – Approximately 35 wild horses and burros, representing the spirit of the historic West, will be available in Kingman, Arizona, on April 19 - 21, 2013, to qualified adopters. Sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Wild Horse and Burro event will offer a variety of animals of different ages and sexes.

The Kingman adoption event 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), 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.   

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: 03-14-2013