The American Mustang and Burro Association, Inc. is a national non-profit tax exempt organization [IRS 501 (c) (3)] dedicated to the protection and preservation of wild equine, to public education and awareness and to adopter support. The AMBA, Inc. was founded in 1981 by William Barrett, Valley Mills, TX. The headquarters was transferred to Liberty Hill, TX in 1983 and Dee Dee King served as Executive Secretary through 1989. For the next three and a half years Barbara J. Rehfield directed the organization as Chief Executive Officer, with headquarters in Benton City, WA. On May 1, 1993, the headquarters moved to Lincoln, CA and George W. Berrier, Jr. assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Our membership is composed of both adopters of wild horses and burros and non-adopters, people who are just concerned about the plight of our country's living legends of the American West - wild horses and burros. All memberships, donations and bequests are fully tax deductible. We offer several membership levels to suit everyone's interests and pocket books.
Our registry is the most comprehensive in the nation for wild equine and their descendants. We have volunteer State Coordinators and chapters across the country in order to bring our services and programs closer to our members and to provide a support network for adopters. We sponsor shows, playdays, clinics, educational programs and demonstrations, Rescue and Relocation service.