U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Northeastern States District
626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
What: Approximately 60 wild horses and burros gathered from western public rangelands will be available for adoption in Marshfield, WI.
Who: Media can come out to visit the event to meet adopters and wild horse specialists on Friday and Saturday.
When: Friday, June 14, select your wild horse or burro from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 15, select your wild horse or burro from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
513 East 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Directions: Going South on Hwy 97 to McMillian St., turn left on McMillian and take a quick right onto Peach Ave. Follow Peach Ave. through town to Fair parking areas.
To help maintain an ecological balance on western rangelands and to preserve mustangs as ‘Living Legends’, BLM gathers some horses and burros each year to control the population and offers them to adopters with good homes for the animals.
Wild horses are intelligent, athletic, sure-footed, and many compete in a variety of equine events; they excel in cutting, endurance, western pleasure, and even dressage.
For more information or for assistance in arranging an interview with a past adopter in your area, please contact Public Affairs Specialist, Martha Malik, at (414) 297-1236 or Martha_malik@blm.gov.