Wild Horse Sanctuary to Host Open House

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown, Calif., will welcome visitors for an afternoon of family fun at its annual Open House from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

"The Open House gives folks the rare opportunity to walk onto the Sanctuary and view ... mustangs in a natural setting," stated Dianne Nelson, co-founder and president of the Wild Horse Sanctuary. "It is also an opportune time to share the Wild Horse Sanctuary story with our friends and neighbors."

Open House festivities include a docent-led walk to view wild mustangs and burros up close, free pony rides for children aged 10 and under, a barbecue, live music, and stock dog demonstrations. Other returning favorites include horseshoeing, horse grooming, and saddling demonstrations scheduled throughout the day, plus a question and answer session with an equine veterinarian.

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 three-day Wild Horse Sanctuary trail ride for two and a two-night stay at the Sanctuary guest cabin valued at $1,200. To view all raffle items, visit WildHorseSanctuary.org, where you can also buy a book of five raffle tickets for only $10. The winning raffle tickets will be drawn at the Open House.

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, the Wild Horse Sanctuary has served as a haven for America's wild horses and burros since 1978. For more information and directions, call the Wild Horse Sanctuary at 530/474-5570 or visit WildHorseSanctuary.org.

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