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Northern California District
Release Date: 03/31/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-40

BLM Wild Horses and Burros Up for Adoption in Red Bluff

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer 30 wild horses and 10 wild burros for public adoption Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, at the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.   The event runs in conjunction with the Back Country Horsemen of California’s 2011 Rendezvous.  There are excellent story, photo and video opportunities:

  • Friday, April 1, 2 p.m.  Animals arrive at the fairgrounds.  BLM wranglers sort them into adoption pens.  Prospective adopters are usually on hand for this preview.
  • Saturday, April 2:  The adoption begins at 9 a.m. with two hours of silent bidding.  Adopters and BLM staff are available for interviews.  BLM staff members fit halters to newly adopted animals and load them in trailers for the trip home with their adopters. Adoptions continue all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • All weekend:  The Back Country Horsemen’s Rendezvous features clinics, demonstrations, vendors and information.

Most of the mustangs and wild burros are from the BLM Twin Peaks Herd Management Area in northeast California.

BLM staff members will be available to help answer questions.


Northern California District   355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002  

Last updated: 03-31-2011