Happy Spring from New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding

 Read on to discover what we've been up to and what we have brewing...

NMCTR Executive Director, Sarah Spearman, with horse, Maina

Message from NMCTR Executive Director

As we step into Memorial Day weekend, I wish you a weekend full of enjoying whatever way it is that you celebrate (or not) Memorial Day. I will be thinking of those who I’ve known and have passed – people who I’ve loved and people who I’ve known that have given (and often sacrificed) so much of their selves in service to others, an idea or a cause. I’ll be thinking, with both hope and...
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image of NMCTR's 9th Annual Golf Tournament; golf ball; June 26 at 8 am

Come Play Golf With Us!

Join us June 26th at the beautiful Sandia Golf Club for a fun day of golf, benefitting the children, youth and adults with special needs at NMCTR. 

Have fun AND make a difference!

Want to volunteer day-of?  Email us!

Let's Play Golf!

Best of Santa Fe 2022 - Vote for NMCTR picture

We Need Your Vote THIS WEEKEND!

Thank you to our Santa Fe Community for nominating us for TWO "Best Of" awards with the Santa Fe Reporter. Winning in either category helps to bring much needed attention to NMCTR and the important work happening here. More attention = more funding = more people served. VOTING ENDS MAY 31!

Best Nonprofit for Health - Vote here
Best Animal Nonprofit - Vote here
Picture of NMCTR's new herd manager, Siv Watkins

New Staff - Siv Watkins!

NMCTR is happy to announce that we have hired a new Herd Manager, Siv Watkins.  Siv began her career as a biologist, graduating with a B.Sc, which she followed up with a Ph.D. She started working with horses in 2016 and learned to ride as a wrangler in the backcountry of New Mexico.  Since then, Siv has...

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Picture of three foundation's logos - Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, New Mexico Children's Foundation, and Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

Thank You to Our Foundation Supporters

We are so grateful for the support of foundations who help us serve our NMCTR riders and participants.  We're excited to report that we have recently received grants of $30k (Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation), $10k (New Mexico Children's Foundation), and $5k (LANL Foundation).

Marcia Brady Tucker Grant - Read more
New Mexico Children's Fdn Grant - Read more
LANL Foundation Grant- Read more

Picture of two new horses, Misty and Maina

Welcoming Two New Horses to the Herd

NMCTR is excited to welcome not one but TWO new horses to the herd. Misty and Maina arrived at NMCTR several months ago. Normally, NMCTR has a 30-60 trial period on all  horses, however there was an exception made for Misty and Maina. These two mares came from Chilili, NM and had hundreds of acres to run free but not much saddle time. Their passion to serve and their calm demeanor led staff to... Read more 

Round Up For Change 

NMCTR was chosen by La Montanita Coop as their March "Round Up for Change" partner. We are so grateful to the Coop and to everyone who "rounded up" and helped to raise $7,265 for NMCTR!  Thanks for your support, La Montanita!


Call Our For Volunteers - hands holding hearts in the air

New Volunteer Opportunities

We are pleased to offer new monthly volunteer opportunities:
  • Equine Enrichment Day 
  • Equine Groundwork Day
  • Walk a Horse Day 
  • Equine Bodywork Day 
  • Equine Riding Exercise Team
Click here to read more about these opportunities and to sign up!

Next NMCTR New Volunteer Orientation

Join us Saturday, June 4 for our next New Volunteer Orientation from 10 am- 12 pm. Our volunteers are vital to the success of our organization and to the fulfillment of our mission.  Come meet our therapy horse herd, learn about NMCTR's programs and how you can make a difference!
Read more and sign up to attend 

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