The Dayton O. Hyde Legacy Fund

The Dayton O. Hyde Legacy Fund


With the passing of Dayton O. Hyde the world has lost the greatest modern contributor to the care of the wildlife and the planet.


“I always believed man doesn’t have dominion over wildlife…instead, man has a responsibility to take care of all of our fellow travelers on this earth.” His words say everything he believed. With your continued support the wild horses will always run free here on this Sanctuary.


Thank you!

Susan W. Watt

Executive Director 

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Questions?   Call the Office!

Monday - Friday:    9 am - 5 pm MTN



Susan Watt, Executive Director

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Melinda Kersten                    

Kelly Jennison                       

Offices are CLOSED Saturday-Sunday

In keeping with our mission to preserve and protect this land to provide a haven of hope for America's wild horses, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is private property and CLOSED to the public.    

Thank you for supporting the horses with your donations and purchases through our online gift shop!

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