in 1970, the New Mexico Horse Council
is a group of men and women
dedicated to the improvement of the horse industry in New Mexico.
Watch for information on the 2016 Fundraiser.
help accomplish our mission, the Horse Council provides booth space and
a stall in front of the Horse Arena at the NM State Fair for use by
organizations to display a horse and information about their breed or
discipline. Contact Nancy Freshour for more information.
|Nancy's mare Aspen greeted visitors|
at the 2014 Fair.
|Crowds of families gathered round Caesar at the NMHC booth at the|
2015 Fair. For hundreds of kids & adults alike this was their first contact with a live equine.-14
To become a member of the Horse Council, go to our Members page for a membership application
and payment options.
The Board consists of fifteen (15) members, serving 3-year terms. Five (5) are elected each year. Year
after each name is when the term in office expires. Elections to
the Board are held at the Annual Meeting. The Board elects its
following Committees have been established. The
existence, titles, and functions of Committees may change as determined
by the Board of Directors.
|Public Policy and Legislative Affairs|
Chair: Steve Komadina
Members: Pam Bishop, Kristin Darnell-Kreger, Jason Turner
|Education and Information|
Co-Chairs: Jason Turner and Bon Bagley
Newsletter - Val Cole
Print Media - Erlene Seybold-Smythe
Social Media - Erlene Seybold-Smythe
Website - Rusty Cook
NMSF Booth - Nancy Freshour
Public Outreach (JSC, AgFest) - Jason Turner
Operation Gelding - Kristin Darnell-Kreger
Clinics - Wayne Epsteen
|Industry Support and Fundraising|
Chair: Wayne Epsteen
Members: Ron Morris, Ralph Abeyta
|Equine Activities, Trails and Public Facilities|
Chair: Ron Morris
Members: Ralph Abeyta, Bon Bagley, Jackie Bouker, Rusty
Cook, Wayne Epsteen, Nancy Freshour, Mary Beth Friis, Dacodah
Herkenhoff, Erlene Seybold-Smythe
|Member Services and Programs|
Chair: Cat Parks
Members: Pam Bishop, Steve Komadina, Jessica Smith