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National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley

National Wild Horse and Burro Center sign.The National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley (PVC) is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states. Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's wild horses and burros with approximately 83 herd management areas throughout the state.

Adoption Details

The majority of animals at PVC are available for adoption 6 days a week. To schedule an appointment to adopt a wild horse or burro at PVC, please call 775-475-2222. Appointments for viewing/adopting are limited to a maximum of one hour. The majority of the animals are available for adoption; however, some animals may not be immediately available if they have not completed the adoption preparation process. To learn more about the adoption process and requirements, click here.

Facility Tours

Logo for America's Mustang celebrationAs part of the 2015 America's Mustang celebration, which is an effort to increase awareness and drive adoptions of wild horses, PVC will host two public tours and a gentling demonstration on Saturday, June 27. The events are free to the public. The first tour will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the gentling demonstration at noon and a second tour in the afternoon at 2 p.m. An advanced screening of the documentary Unbranded will also begin at 2.The tours and documentary screening have a limited number of spaces and are first-come, first-served.


Facility hours

PVC will temporarily close to the public on Saturday, June 20 and will reopen during regular operating hours on Monday, June 22.

Monday - Friday

PVC is closed on federal holidays.

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.



The facility is located approximately 20 miles north of Reno/Sparks, Nevada. From Interstate 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/State Road 445.) PVC is north about 20 miles to Ironwood Road. Turn east on Ironwood to reach the facility. 


Trained wild horses are available for adoption through the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saddle Horse Training Program in Carson City. For more information please call 775-861-6625.

To view more pictures of the facility, go to the BLM Nevada Flickr page.