Mustang Discovery Ride Project Heads Into Nevada for “Meet The Mustangs” Event In Carson City and Documentary Filming at Northern Nevada Correctional Center Wild Horse Training Facility

The Mustang Discovery Ride Project will be visiting the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Wild Horse Training Facility in Carson City Nevada October 21. There will be a “Meet the Mustangs” event on Saturday October 22 in Carson City, (location coming soon) starting at 3:00 PM. A film screening at 5:00 PM, of the Robert Redford produced, Steve Latham directed documentary, “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”.  An open discussion about the film led by Mustang Discovery Rider, Lisanne Fear, will be held after the screening. This event will be open to the public for free.

Equine Photographer and guest filmmaker, Ronda Gregorio, will be rejoining the MDR team for a week in Nevada, Washington DC left her wanting more! She will be riding along to capture more images and footage for the documentary. Gregorio is an equine photographer whose work includes a soon to be published coffee table book covering American Mustang horses and TIP Trainers, “Wild Heart: The Mustang Book Project” , will be available in early 2023.

Justin Pope, the Prison Industries Supervisor and Agriculture Programs Supervisor, will be speaking with the MDR team about their Wild Horse Program at The Northern Nevada Correctional Center/Stewart Conservation Camp Saddle Horse and Burro Training Program.

A cooperative partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections-Silver State Industries. The NNCC is not only a holding facility with a capacity of up to 2,000 animals but it also has a training program where they utilize inmates to train wild horses to make available to the public for adoption. Because the facility is a correctional center, it is a closed facility yet does opens to the public a few times a year during the public adoption events.

Joining the team in Carson City will be Samantha Szesciorka, Nevada Discovery Ride Founder and American Discovery Trail Nevada State Coordinator. Szesciorka will be acting as Nevada host and tour guide as the team gets ready to head into California for the final leg of the journey.

Szesciorka has been called Nevada’s Trail Boss. She is passionate about Nevada and public lands and loves to explore. Nevada’s only equestrian adventure team! Since 2013, Samantha (human), Sage & Fremont (horses), and Juniper (dog) have logged thousands of trail miles exploring Nevada by foot, hoof, and paw. We have completed three long-distance treks across the state and are members of the Long Riders’ Guild, an international association of equestrian explorers.

Nevada is a state of extremes. It has the least rainfall of any state, one of the smallest populations, and twenty-eight north-south mountain ranges that wrinkle the floor of the Great Basin. In total Nevada has over 100 mountain ranges, making it the most mountainous state in the nation. Its mines have produced vast amounts of silver, gold, and copper. Most of its rivers drain into “sinks” without outlets where the water evaporates, leaving alkali mud flats and dry lakes. Yet, it is one of the most visited of the fifty states, thanks to Reno and Las Vegas.

 From: American Discovery Trail Nevada Info

The Mustang Discovery Ride team is moving West on the American Discovery Trail with some new adventurers joining the ride. We have opened the ride to riders who want to have a “Long Riding’ experience. If you are interested in riding along for one-week or longer please contact us at and we will send you the information kit.

 There are currently 53,000+ wild horses in holding pens across America. Each and every one deserves a loving home. Can we inspire you to want to adopt one of these living legends?

 Join us if you’re interested in adopting and want to find out more!

The Mustang Discovery Ride will take us on a journey across the United States, coast to coast, on American Mustangs. Rider Lisanne Fear, along with guest riders, will cover 12 states taking over 12 months of riding, with the assistance of their support crew. Starting in Delaware in September 2021 and ending their journey on the California coast in November 2022.

 The EQUUS Film & Arts Fest highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. Every horse has a story, it’s our mission at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest to share those stories, through film, art and literature.

Save the dates! EQUUS Film & Arts Fest 2022 will take place both “Virtually” and “Live” in Sacramento, California, December 1 – 4, 2022.

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The Mustang Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a wild ride across America to inspire adoptions of living legends. We are working to help people discover how truly incredible these wild horses are, trekking with our favorite companions, 5,000 miles across America to inspire the adoption of 5,000 mustangs.

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