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BLM to Hold First Ever Adoption Event at Reno Rodeo


The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada (BLM), will be hosting their first ever wild horse adoption event at the Reno Rodeo Livestock Events Center this Sunday, June 21st, at 2 p.m.

Twenty wild horses from BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming will be participants in the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition (EMM) and will then be offered for adoption. Trainers have spent the last 100 days building trust with these wild horses through gentling, halter breaking, and saddle training exercises, so this will be a sensational American equine competition. And, this will be the first time that the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s EMM will be a part of the Reno Rodeo.

The EMM – Nevada is scheduled for Sunday, June 21st, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Reno Rodeo Livestock Events Center and the competitive-bid adoption will be conducted by an auctioneer with a beginning bid on all horses of $150. Interested adopters can complete an application in advance and bring it with them to the event.

Applications are available at http://on.doi.gov/17Ro1Bi. Adopters are responsible for providing acceptable transportation in approved trailers.

Videos and photos of the horses and trainers can be seen at BLM Nevada’s Facebook Events page at http://on.fb.me/1BlfuUU.

Additional information on adoption requirements can be found at http://on.doi.gov/1u25hEH or the BLM Exhibit Booth in front of the Livestock Events Center.

For directions to, and maps of, the Reno Rodeo grounds visit http://bit.ly/1JWDQWB. A new gate has been added to the north parking lot to help eliminate traffic congestion.

And, for more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1Jcyo1j.

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