Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Horse Rodeo to Benefit Unwanted, Abandoned, or Surrendered Horses in New Mexico


Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, located on 550 acres of the Santa Ana Pueblo announced their summer lineup of family-friendly rodeo events at the resort’s stables. The rodeo will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. until August 17. The proceeds will benefit the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program.

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests and local residents to partake in a rodeo, hosted by the Stables at Tamaya, throughout the summer season,” said Chrisie Smith, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. “All proceeds will benefit the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, our non-profit dedicated to giving horses a second chance and providing them with the support and resources they need to lead happy and healthy lives.”

The Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program has helped and rescued more than 200 horses since its inception. As thousands of horses are abandoned annually in New Mexico, several factors can lead to unwanted, abandoned, or surrendered horses including a horse’s decline in health or behavioral problems, and the owner’s financial or physical hardships. The program provides veterinary care, training, shelter, and feed for the horses in need.

The resort’s on-site stables offer a variety of activities including horseback trail rides. Trail rides take groups on a scenic tour through the stunning Southwest scenery as they explore the banks of the Rio Grande and the Bosque cottonwood forest or encounter significant cultural sites including ancient petroglyphs and artifacts from the Santa Ana Pueblo. Connie Collis, Director of the Stables at Tamaya, has more than 45 years of experience teaching the fundamentals of horseback riding. With more than 50 horses at the stables, guests and horses are custom matched to fit the needs of each rider.

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch an authentic New Mexico rodeo at the Stables at Tamaya with barrel racing, steer roping, stick pony races for children, and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $25, per adult, and $10 per child and can be purchased by calling the Stables at Tamaya at (505) 554-5938, at the front desk, or by visiting

For more information regarding the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation program, please call Connie Collis at (505) 269-5410 or visit

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located on 500 acres on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, situated between Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico and is adjacent to the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande.


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