Head out to the wild horse and burro event in Beaumont, Texas
NORMAN, Okla. – The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro adoption event in Beaumont, Texas, April 23-24, at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex. The two-day event, featuring 110 wild horses and burros, will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23. Adoptions will be held from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 24. Animals are eligible for adoption. Inquire with BLM staff onsite for more information.
As part of our efforts to find every horse and burro a good home, the BLM now offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. This adoption incentive will be offered for every animal in Beaumont.
The animals offered at the event are adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. The
BLM staff will approve applications onsite. To qualify to adopt, one must be at least 18 years old, with no record of animal abuse. Qualified homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water and shelter. A six-foot corral fence is required for adult horses; five feet for yearlings; and four-and-a-half feet for burros. All animals must be loaded in covered, stock-type trailers with swing gates and sturdy walls and floors. BLM staff will be on hand to assist with the short application process.
The Ford Park Entertainment Complex is located at 5115 Interstate 10 Access Rd, Beaumont, TX 777051. For more information, call 866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.