Return To Freedom Wild Horse Rangers Events Summer of 2014


Return To Freedom

Wild Horse Rangers Events

Summer of 2014


Round Ups

Gathering at Capitol Hill Washington D.C.

Wild Horse Faire in Virginia City, Nevada





What is a Wild Horse Ranger?


Wild Horse Rangers: Advocacy in Action is an exciting undertaking that inspires all to get involved in their government for the good of wild horses. This is an opportunity for youth and adults to visit wild horses out on the range, observe an actual government round up of wild horses and visit their representatives in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of our wild horses. Staff from Return To Freedom and other organizations will accompany the participants to educate and inspire.


For more details about the Return to Freedom

Wild Horse Rangers go to


Round Ups Announced


Summer Horse and Burro Round upsBe a witness

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge has announced a round up of 70 burros between July 14th-18th. The refuge is located about 4 hours north of Reno, NV. Join Return to Freedom founder Neda DeMayo, along with other coalition partners on the range, as a round up humane observer. Members of the public are welcome to observe by reservation only, to Megan Nagel from the Fish and Wildlife Service at (503) 321-6123.


Camping at Sheldon

Camping is permitted only at designated camping areas. There is no fee for camping and is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). Virgin Valley campground is open year-round. There you will find pit toilets, picnic tables, drinking water, a warm springs pool and a rustic shower house. All other camps are primitive; none have potable water and some have pit toilets.


Overnight backpacking is a great way to experience some of the more remote parts of the refuge. A backpacking permit is required for camping along the desert trail corridor and for safety reasons is accepted for the refuge as a whole. Contact Refuge Manager for permit.


Horse gathers of approximately 420 horses are scheduled for August 2014 also at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. (The specific date has yet to be announced.)


There is also an expected round up of wild horses horses located in Utah by the Bureau of Land Management sometime in July. (The specific date has yet to be announced.)


Travel, accommodations and food are all sole responsibility of the individuals attending. Return to Freedom accepts no liability.

Call the office to register at (805)737-9246.


Click here for Sheldon info.


Wild Horse Rangers Gathering on Capitol Hill


Travel to our nation’s capital to learn about our political process, how laws are made and how you can make a difference. Understanding the issues, knowing your representatives and communicating with them effectively is crucial to keeping wild horses protected in their natural habitat.


Meet with Return to Freedom staff and animal welfare lobbyists at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).


Representatives from RTF and the ASPCA will mentor Wild Horse Rangers on how our political system works and how they fight to protect animals in our country. Then, Wild Horse Rangers will review talking points and learn how to effectively communicate their concerns about the issues America’s wild and domestic horses face.


Next, on to Congress and the Senate to meet with your Representatives and express yourself on the issues!


Where: Washington, DC

When: July 29th 2014


What you’ll need:

A parent or legal guardian to accompany minors

Wild Horse Rangers will need to provide their own transportation, lodging and food.


Click here for more info and to Register: Capitol Hill D.C. July 29


Wild Horse Faire and Herd Observation


When: August 23-24, 2014

Where: Virginia City, NV


Learn about the wild horses history in Virginia City, Nevada at the 1st annual Wild Horse Faire. Conceived as a benefit event to raise funds for Nevada’s wild horses, this full day event will include a parade, a concert, a benefit fair, booths with merchandise, food, beverages, arts and crafts, pony rides, face painting, train rides, a display by the Mustang Club of Reno, a raffle, a silent auction, live entertainment throughout the day, and much, much more.


  • 9:00am Start
  • 10:00am pancake breakfast
  • 12:00pm Parade
  • 2:00pm Animal demonstrations and examples of wild horse gentling techniques
  • 4:30pm the nighttime musical extravaganza kicks off including a Lacey Dalton concert.

On Sunday August 24th participants will view wild horse family and bachelor bands in their natural habitat as a living classroom.

Wild Horse Rangers will need to provide their own transportation, lodging and food.



For more info and to register click here:Wild Horse Faire NV Aug 23





There are more special classes and events coming up this year.

Find complete information on all tours on the website or call the office at (805)737-9246.