Celebrating 30 Years of Rescues the Wild Horse Sanctuary Still Needs Your Help
The Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown, California, incorporated in 1979 and for three decades has been rescuing wild horses and burros. During this time the original band of 80 wild horses rescued by Dianne Nelson and her family in 1978 have been joined by numerous horses rescued from federal lands in the West, some 40 wild mustangs from Nevada’s Shoshone Indian Nation and Virginia Range, a small herd of Santa Cruz Island horses from Channel Islands National Park, and several individual rescues such as Phantom, the magnificent wild stallion from western Nevada, who took up residence at the Wild Horse Sanctuary last year.
On Saturday, August 15, the Wild Horse Sanctuary will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary as they welcome visitors to their annual Open House from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open House festivities include a docent-led walk to view wild mustangs and burros up close; FREE horse rides for children 10 and under; raffle; barbecue; cowboy poetry, entertainment; and barn dance. Other returning favorites include demonstrations on horseshoeing, horse grooming, and saddling scheduled throughout the day, plus a question and answer session with a veterinarian. New this year is the The Great American Mustang, a parade of wild horses that have been adopted over the years from the Wild Horse Sanctuary.
To help raise funds to care for more than 300 wild horses and burros that roam the 5,000-acre Wild Horse Sanctuary, a raffle of premium items is being held. Topping the list of raffle items is a Wild Horse Sanctuary 3-day trail ride for two and 2-night stay at the Weston House B&B in Shingletown, valued at $1,460. To view all raffle items, visit www.WildHorseSanctuary.org, where you can also buy a book of five raffle tickets for only $10. Raffle tickets will be available at the Open House too.
“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 share the Wild Horse Sanctuary story with our friends and neighbors,” added Nelson.
A non-profit 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 northern California community of Shingletown (approximately 170 miles northeast of Sacramento), these disappearing symbols of the American West can roam free and live out their natural lives.
To learn more about the Wild Horse Sanctuary, get directions, or make a donation, call (530) 474-5770 or visit www.WildHorseSanctuary.org.
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