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Dear Journalist:

Welcome to the Wild Horse Sanctuary Press Room!

Dianne Nelson made a major life changing decision in 1978 when she and her family rescued a band of 80 wild horses that were destined to be destroyed and established the Wild Horse Sanctuary. A non-profit, tax exempt, public foundation, the Wild Horse Sanctuary occupies 5,000-acres of oaks and pines, volcanic rock outcroppings, meandering streams, and meadows near Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.

The Wild Horse Sanctuary is home to some 300 wild mustangs and burros, many of which were rescued from federal lands in the western U.S. At the Sanctuary these disappearing symbols of the American West can roam free and live out their natural lives.

From May through October, the Wild Horse Sanctuary offers two and three-day trail rides, where guests can view herds of wild horses in a natural setting. The Sanctuary hosts an annual Open House in August, while an adoption of foals is held in October.

Please let me know if I can assist you with background information, story ideas, interviews, a press visit, or color images.

Thank you for your interest in the Wild Horse Sanctuary, and I look forward to working with you!

Jill Broughton
Executive Director, Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Physical Address: 5796 Wilson Hill Road, Shingletown, CA 96088
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA
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