BLM Colorado offers wild horses and burros for adoption at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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500 Fairgrounds Rd
Castle Rock, CO 80104
United States

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Event Description

Lakewood, Colo. -  The Bureau of Land Management will host a wild horse and burro adoption on June 7-8, offering 32 wild horses and 10 burros in Castle Rock. The event will take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The horses and burros will be available for adoption to individuals who are eligible and can provide good homes.

 “The BLM has placed nearly 300,000 wild horses and burros into private care since 1971,” said Alan Bittner, BLM Colorado Deputy State Director for Resources, “This is an opportunity to provide a good home to one of America’s Living Legends.”

 Viewing opportunities will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 7, and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8. The silent bid will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. BLM staff will be onsite to provide more information and assist with the adoption application process.

To qualify to adopt a wild horse:   

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old with no record of animal abuse.  
  • Homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water, and shelter. 
  • Corral fence must meet height requirements:  
    • Adult horses - 6 feet   
    • Yearlings - 5 feet  
  • Trailers must be stock type, covered, with swing gates and sturdy walls/floors.

The BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program allows adopters to receive $1,000 when they receive title to their animals after successfully caring for the horse for one year. To learn more about BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program, visit