California Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Schedule

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THANK YOU for checking out California's adoption schedule.  The schedule will change as event dates are added, please check back frequently or call the contact numbers listed with the events for more information. We hope to see you at an adoption!

If you cannot make it to one of the adoptions listed below, you can visit our Litchfield or Ridgecrest Corrals Monday through Friday during business hours.  If you wish to adopt during your visit, please schedule an appointment so we may provide you better service.  If you would like, you can fill out your adoption application prior to arrival.  You can also fill out the adoption form at the adoption event.

IMPORTANT NOTES:   Adoptions are open from 8 am to 5 pm on the day of the adoption. The bidding begins at 9 am, except as noted.  Previews are listed below.  For all adoptions, after the silent bidding has concluded, any remaining animals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Redlands satellite adoption facility is now open by appointment only .  
Please call 760-384-5765 to schedule a convenient appointment to adopt your next horse or burro at the Redlands facility.


The Ridgecrest Corrals can make appointments for weekend adoptions.  Please call CJ at 760-384-5765 to set up a weekend appointment to adopt a horse or burro! If you would like to view the animals, the perimeter road around the corrals is always open for viewing.  Bring your binoculars and a notepad to write down your favorite animals' numbers.




Event Information

Number of 

Contact Phone

Feb 8-9 


Back Country Horsemen's Pack Clinic
Humboldt County Fairgrounds
1250 5th Street

 4 halter trained horses and 2 burros800-545-4256
March 21-23NorcoBack Country Horsemen's Rendezvous
George Ingall's Equestrian Event Center
3737 Crestview Ave

Preview: Thursday afternoon.  Applications accepted 
until 5 pm
Adoption hours: 9 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday
9 am to 12 pm on Sunday
 Up to 40 animals
Several halter trained horses will be
Animals at Redlands are being offered
 in conjunction with Rendezvous. 
Stop by the booth at Rendezvous
for more information, or call ahead.
May 3San JoseSanta Clara County Horsemen's Assoc
20350 McKean Road
 Up to 40 animals800-545-4256
May 17NorcoExtreme Mustang Makeover--Trail Challenge
George Ingall's Equestrian Event Center
3737 Crestview Ave
NOTE: Competition May 16 and 17
Adoption Saturday night after the finals
 Up to 50 trained animals800-951-8720