Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saddle-trained Wild Horse Adoption Event scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017

RENO, Nev. — On Saturday, October 14, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada.  Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid for all the animals offered is $150.


Eighteen saddle-trained wild horses from herd management areas on BLM-administered public lands will be offered for adoption. They are trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training. The once-wild horses range in age from 2 to 7 years old and vary in weight and color.


A catalog of the BLM wild horses offered for this adoption is posted on-line at  Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.


Directions to NNCC:

  • From Minden: Take U.S. 395 North (Carson Street). Take Snyder Avenue (NV State Route 518) east for 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) at the NNCC sign and look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.
  • From Reno: Take I-580 South/U.S.-395 South. Follow to Fairview Drive in Carson City, exit 38. Go east (left) roughly 0.3 miles. Turn right (south) onto Edmonds Drive and go about 2.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto Snyder Avenue. Turn left (south) at the NNCC sign and look for signs at the south end of the facility.


Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.


NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing at the auction. In addition, the public is prohibited to use cell phones, cameras, recording devices or any form of tobacco, while on the premises.


For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146

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