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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.

Board of Directors
The New Mexico Horse Council (NMHC) is seeking candidates for the NMHC Board of Directors.  Board members serve a three year term and must be members of the council.  In general, the Board of Directors oversees the operations of the council and are asked to participate in monthly conference calls, attend four (4) in person meetings per year and serve on at least one NMHC committee. Board members may also be asked to assist with special projects and outreach events such as NM State Fair or local equine events. Term of service will be January 2018 until December 2020.

Time Commitment: 

  • At least one hour per month for conference calls.
  • Additional time for committee meetings and special projects. 
  • Four hours at the NM State Fair during the month of September.
  • Attendance at the Annual General Membership Meeting, typically held in November, December or January in the Albuquerque metro area.

Skills needed:

  • Passion for horses and the equine community as a whole.
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think creatively and work one-on-one with people and in a group setting.
  • Willing to learn more about NMHC, prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on assignments, open doors in the community.
  • Open to developing skills, such as cultivating and soliciting funds, recruiting additional board members and other volunteers and reading financial statements.
  • Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive and patient approach, community-building skills, a sense of values and a sense of humor, personal integrity and concern for NMHC's development.
If you are interested in serving on the NMHC Board of Directors, please submit a short biography (background, equine experience and why you are interested in serving on the Board) to nmhc@swcp.com 

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. 

2018 Board of Directors
Executive Secretary
Danette McGuire
Wayne Epsteen (2017)
Juliana Cojo (2018)

(position vacant)
Jennifer Griego (2019)

Bon Bagley (2019)
Terry Bogle (2018)
Dan Key (2018)

Ron Morris (2019)
Linda Threet (2019)
Mariah Wilson (2019)

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!

Minutes of past Board of Directors meetings are available as pdf documents.
February 22, 2017

The following Committees have been established.  The existence, titles, and functions of Committees may change as determined by the Board of Directors.  If you would like to serve on a committee please contact Wayne Epsteen.

Committee Chairs
Education and Information
     Facebook - Juliana Cojo
     Website - Rusty Cook
     Project Gelding - Kristin Darnell-Kreger
     Newsletter - 
     Youth - 
Industry Support and Fundraising
Chair: Wayne Epsteen
Equine Activities, Trails and Public Facilities
Chair: Bon Bagley
Member Services and Programs
Chair: Mariah Wilson
Public Policy and Legislative Affairs
Chair: Bon Bagley

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No fundraisers are currently planned.  Check back often.

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