Join in the Family Fun at the Wild Horse Sanctuary on Saturday, August 19, 2017
Looking for some wild summertime fun in the country? Well, look no further than the Wild Horse Sanctuary Annual Open House on Saturday, August 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Open House festivities include docent-led walks to view wild mustangs and burros up close; FREE horse rides for children 10 and under; face painting, crafts for the kids, music, and BBQ. Other returning favorites include demonstrations on horseshoeing, horse grooming, and saddling scheduled throughout the day. Special guests Terri Farley, author of the popular Phantom Stallion series and Wild at Heart, will be on hand to visit and offer signed copies of her books. NEW this year! Anna Twinney, acclaimed horse trainer and animal communicator, will be at the Sanctuary working with untouched mustang youngsters to prepare them for a domestic life away from the Sanctuary. The adoption will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 8:00 am to 12 noon. 8-10 mustangs ranging in age from 1 year to three years will be offered to qualified adopters on a first come, first served basis.
“The Open House gives folks the rare opportunity to walk onto the Sanctuary and view wild mustangs in a natural setting,” stated Dianne Nelson, Co-Founder and President, Wild Horse Sanctuary. “It is also an opportune time to thank our Wild Horse Sanctuary friends and supporters and share our story with others who aren’t aware of what we do,” added Nelson.
For 39 years the Wild Horse Sanctuary has been rescuing wild horses and burros and providing them a home. Today some 300 wild horses and burros freely roam the 5,000-acre sanctuary in the foothills near Lassen Volcanic National Park. Throughout the year, the Sanctuary is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for wild horse viewing. Admission is free.
A non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, the Wild Horse Sanctuary has served as a haven for America’s wild horses and burros since 1978. In its location at 5796 Wilson Hill Road near the community of Shingletown (approximately 170 miles northeast of Sacramento), these disappearing symbols of the American West can live out their natural lives.