California Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Schedule

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THANK YOU for checking out California's wild horse & burro 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 14 


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

Four halter trained horses and 2 untouched burros800-545-4256
March 13-15Angels Camp

Back Country Horsemen's Rendezvous
Calaveras County Fairgrounds
2465 Gun Club Road

Up to 40 animals
Several halter trained horses or burros may be
March 21RidgecrestRidgecrest Corrals
Randsburg Wash Road
8 am to 1 pm
Up to 20 yearlings and burros from Centennial HMA800-951-8720
April 25-26LakeportLake County Fairgrounds
401 Martin St
(look for the signs)
Up to 40 animals800-545-4256
May 15-16NorcoExtreme Mustang Makeover--Trail Challenge
George Ingall's Equestrian Event Center
3737 Crestview Ave
NOTE: Competition May 15 and 16
Adoption Saturday night after the finals
 Up to 50 trained animals800-951-8720
June 12-14NapaNapa Mustang Days
1200 Foster Road
Both trained and untrained animals will be available800-545-4256
July 11RedlandsSundance Ranch
27273 Pilgrim Road
Preview: July 10  4-7 pm
Adoption: July 11, 6 am to 1 pm
Silent bid 7-8 am, then first come, first served
Up to 10 burros, 1-4 years old
Up to 22 horses, 1-3 years old
Aug 22Sacramento
(Rancho Murreta)
Murieta Equestrian Center
7200 Lone Pine Drive
Jail trained horses800-545-4256
Sept 19-20SalinasMonterey County Sheriff's Posse
395 Old Natividad Road
Up to 40 animals800-545-4256
Sept 19-20YucaipaYucaipa Equestrian Center
13273 California Street
Up to 20 horses and burros800-951-8720