Wild Horse and Burro Program

U.S. Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

Northeastern States District

626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 200

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

www.BLM.gov/whb

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

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.