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July 29, 2014
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Wild Horse and Burro Expo this weekend

This weekend’s Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will feature a horse adoption with inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training program.

Ten saddle-trained horses and one burro from the ranges of Nevada, California and Utah will be available starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and all are looking for good homes.

The horses and burro range in age from 3-6 years, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training and vary in weight and color.

The beginning bid on all animals is $150.

The adoption is 1 p.m. Saturday and will be preceded by an inmate competition where they showcase their skills in training the wild horses.

Today, the inmates compete in horsemanship and in-hand freestyle, and on Saturday there are trail and freestyle events.

For the catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro being offered for adoption on Saturday 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 abarbecue dinner on Saturday night with live music by Exit 22, a local country and swing band. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children younger than 10 years old. Shopping is also offered with many different vendors. The only admission fee is $5 per vehicle per day to park. A three-day pass may be purchased for $12.

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

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 31, 2014 01:34PM Published Jul 29, 2014 12:29PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.