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Saddle-trained horses available for adoption at Expo Aug. 19-20



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 Reno on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.  Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training Program will showcase their training efforts during a competition that spans Friday evening and Saturday morning, concluding with an awards ceremony and the adoption of the animals.

Ten saddle-trained horses and one burro from the ranges of Nevada and California will be available starting at noon on Saturday, and all are looking for good homes.  The horses and burro range in age from one 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. 19 at 6 p.m.: Horsemanship Pattern Competition in the Main Arena, In Hand Freestyle Competition follows each ride
  • Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.: Trail Competition in the Cutting Arena, Freestyle Competition immediately follows trail competition in the Pavilion
  • Adoption at NOON in the Pavilion

CLICK HERE for the catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro being offered for adoption on August 20.  Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.  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 August 19-21.  Admission to the Expo is $5.00 per person per day.  Kids under 10 are free and a $2 off coupon per day is offered on the Expo website.  For more information and an events schedule for the Expo, please visit the Expo website at www.wildhorseandburroexpo.com.

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