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Established 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.


To 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 member 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.

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The Board consists of fifteen (15) members, serving 3-year terms. Five (5) are elected each year. Year in parentheses after each name is when the term in office expires.  Elections to the Board are held at the Annual Meeting.  The Board elects its own officers. 

2015 Board of Directors
Officers

President
Ron Morris (2016)
505-417-6167
lhrramorris@juno.com
Vice-President
Dr. Steve Komadina (2015)
505-328-4696
komadina@stevekomadina.com
Secretary
Jessica Smith (2017)
720-272-9478

jasmith@nmsu.edu
Treasurer
Ralph Abeyta (2015)
505-480-0181
abeytasfarrier@gmail.com
Directors
Bon Bagley (2016)
505-898-6457
terantiq@yahoo.com 
Pam Bishop (2017)
575-741-0746
taosappraiser@mail.com
Rusty Cook (2015)
505-877-1456
505-249-7586 cell
rustycook4412@msn.com
Kristin Darnell Kreger (2015)
 828-400-7438
mytenthousandhorses@windstream.net
Wayne Epsteen (2017)
580-320-9288
wepsteen@hotmail.com

Nancy Freshour
(2017)
505-301-2076
sourdoughnan@swcp.com
Mary Beth Friis (2017)
505-793-7491
marybeth@bandyranch.com
Dacodah Herkenhoff (2016)
575-517-0477
acaciaridingadventures@yahoo.com
Cat Parks (2016)
505-919-9495
thetrinityranch@gmail.com
Erlene Seybold-Smythe (2015)
505-603-6016
erlene@roy-elmorgans.com
Dr. Jason Turner (2015)
575-646-1242
jlturner@nmsu.edu
 
If you have an interest in serving the New Mexico equine community, contact any Board member and let us know.  We can always find a position for you!
Honorary Director

Blair Darnell 12/28/1932 - 11/18/2015     

The following Committees have been established.  The existence, titles, and functions of Committees may change as determined by the Board of Directors.

Committees
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
     Subcommittees:
     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
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New Mexico Horse Council
     P.O. Box 10206, Albuquerque, NM  87184 
505-345-8959   email:  nmhc@swcp.com
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