We are aiming to make May the Horse be With You your first place to visit when looking for horse shows and events in New Mexico and the surrounding area.   Thanks!

A really good photographer came to the NMDA Trinity Ranch Schooling Show (a WONDERFUL venue by the way). Her name is Lauren Aston. We think she has one of the best pages when it comes to looking at show albums….to say nothing of the great shots. Hopefully she will be coming to more of our shows because Lauren does GREAT work!! https://astonphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/NMDA_TrinityRanch/home

Writer Anna Sochocky is offering what looks like a great writing class this fall in Santa Fe:

In September, the Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education department will launch a new class entitled: The Horse in Memoir, Poetry, and Fiction. Led by writer and enthusiastic horse owner and rider, Anna Sochocky, the inaugural course will offer an opportunity for horse lovers and readers of all ages to delve immerse themselves in a selection of equine-focused literature.

The course begins on Saturday, September 16th and continues through Saturday, October 21st. The cost of the course is $129 payable to the Santa Fe Community College. To register, please call 505-428-1676.

We found a GREAT “local” blanket laundry and repair at Desert Sky Ranch. Heather is a no nonsense person that knows just the right thing to help your horse blankets last longer and stay clean. We had a great e-mail from her:

“All of my pricing is online here:http://thedesertskyranch.com/service/horse-blanket-repair-laundry-services/

I will also call you if I think a blanket isn’t worth being repaired and let you make the decision, so there’s no wasting money.

Feel free to call me 505-859-2979 when you want to mail or drop off.”

We all can’t wait for this spring to get her the blankets…….especially after this LONG season of February mud! Thanks in advance Heather!

BIG NEWS!! The AQHA has approved Western Dressage for 2018. As soon as we know the hoops we need to acquire quarter horse  points for our horses competing in Western Dressage we will be sure to pass it on!

And just to put on your calendar:  the horse shows at the  State Fair here in Albuquerque start on the 9th of September. They are aiming for 2017 to be recognized by the WDAA as well. YAHOOOO!!!!! Western Dressage should start at noon on Monday the 11th, 2017. Did we mention that any class at the NM State Fair that has at least 3 entries awards prize money? How cool is it to win money riding Western Dressage?

Since we are talking about the State Fair they are again offering the great Ranch Horse Challenge. It was great fun and the more the merrier (to say nothing of winning money at the fair)!! Friday the 15th of September is the date.

Santa Fe’s HIPICO is the place to be this summer with all sorts of events……the jumping series run through out the summer: https://www.hipicosantafe.com/

Interested in  Western Dressage in New Mexico? There is a new website produced by a few enthusiasts that are hoping to help every one that is interested know more about Western Dressage events around the area. Check it out and sign up for their newsletter:  www.WDANM.org.