July 11-13: Wild horse and burro event in Perry, Georgia

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Demetrius Sanders
Event Dates
Event Location

Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Pkwy
Perry, GA 31969
United States

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Event Description

FLOWOOD, Miss. — The Bureau of Land Management will host a wild horse and burro placement event, offering a limited number of excess animals gathered from western rangelands, July 11-13, 2024 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. 

“The BLM has placed more than 250,000 wild horses and burros into private care since 1971,” said Southeastern States District Manager Robert Swithers. “Many of those animals have become excellent pleasure, show, or work horses.” 

Over 50 animals are expected to be available for adoption at the event, which will be open to the public July 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on July 13. 

Adopters and buyers must be at least 18 years old and able to verify the animal’s access to food, water, and adequate shelter. Animals that are adopted or purchased must be transported from the event site in an approved trailer. 

The BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) was designed to help improve rangeland health in overpopulated herd management areas in the western states and to save taxpayer costs for animals held at off-range holding facilities. Through AIP, qualified adopters are eligible to receive a $1000 incentive payment upon title issuance for an untrained wild horse or burro. The incentive is available for all untrained animals eligible for adoption with an adoption fee of $125 per animal. 

You can see a listing of the animals expected to be available by Clicking HERE

Animals that are over ten years old or younger animals who were unsuccessfully adopted out to new homes three times may be sold. BLM staff will be available to identify these animals to interested, qualified buyers. Purchasers will receive immediate ownership of the animals. To learn more about BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program, visit https://www.blm.gov/whb.