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Carson City District
Release Date: 07/29/14
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News Release No. CCDO 2014-042

Saddle-Trained Horses available for Adoption as Part of Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo

The 10 horses & one burro available for adoption at the Expo.Carson City, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse enthusiasts and the general public alike to a special wild horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Gardnerville on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training program will showcase their training efforts during a competition that spans Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning, concluding with an awards ceremony and adoption of the animals.

Ten saddle-trained horses and one burro from the ranges of Nevada, California and Utah will be available starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and all are looking for good homes. The horses and burro range in age from three to six-years old, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training and vary in weight and color. The beginning bid on all animals is $150. 

Watch the Inmate Competition leading up to the adoption:

Friday, Aug. 1 at Noon:
In Hand Freestyle Competition in the Small Arena

Friday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m.:
Horsemanship Pattern Competition in the Main Arena

Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.
Trail Competition in the Small Arena
Freestyle Competition immediately follows in the Small Arena
Adoption at 1:00 p.m. in Small Arena

For the catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro being offered for adoption on Aug. 2 go to To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption, stop by the BLM booth at the Expo.

The competition and adoption are just a few of the highlights of the annual Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo, which runs Aug. 1-3.  There will be a BBQ dinner on Saturday night with live music by Exit 22, a local country and swing band. Tickets are $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 10 years of age. Shopping is also offered with many different vendors. The only admission fee is $5 per vehicle per day to park. A three-day pass can be purchased for $12.

For more information and an events schedule for the Expo, please visit the Expo website at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015