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Horse Shows Events located in New Mexico

HorseShowCentral > Shows Calendar > New Mexico

Find New Mexico horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the NM shows offer. Out of 70,000 or more horses in NM, over 60% are used for horse showing and recreation. That’s a lot of horse show, event competitions! Not only is trail riding popular but also riding vacations and tourism, as well as rodeos and Navajo Reservation rodeos. Hipico Santa Fe NM and Horse Park is said to be the top equestrian center for horse shows in the southwest.

New Mexico also offers a good range of race tracks: Sunland Park Raceway, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, Sunray Racecourse and Downs at Albuquerque. There is a long standing tradition of racing in NM. For example Ruidoso Downs has hosted live racing since 1947 and later also hosted the All American Futurity.

New Mexico State Univ. offers many varied equine science and equine programs in general, including Therapeutic Riding. NM also offers a Trainer Showcase & Horse Expo each year.

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State

Standard New Mexico Shows

NMHJA Spring Fling
April 6, 2018 to
April 8, 2018
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New Mexico
NMHJA Summer at Hipico
June 8, 2018 to
June 10, 2018
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New Mexico
NMHJA Fall Festival/Zone 8 Stirrup Cup Champ
October 5, 2018 to
October 7, 2018
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New Mexico
Standard Shows Not Yet Updated
Zia Classic I and II
Presented by AHA of New Mexico.
May 10, 2017 to
May 12, 2017
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New Mexico

Basic New Mexico Shows

Spring Salsa Paint Sensation April 14, 2018 to
April 15, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Region 8 Sporthorse Championship May 12, 2018 to
May 13, 2018
Basic Shows Not Yet Updated
Harvest Fling October 14, 2017 to
October 15, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NMHJA Fall Festival October 6, 2017 to
October 8, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico State Fair Horse Shows September 7, 2017 to
September 17, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
AQHA (SWQHA) September 1, 2017 to
September 4, 2017
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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New Mexico Horse Shows and Classes for Breeds

Shows for breeds and events/classes in New Mexico are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which New Mexico offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:
Arabian    Paint    Quarter Horse    Thoroughbred    Warmblood   

New Mexico Horse Shows with the following discipline classes

New Mexico shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which New Mexico offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Eng. Plsr    Equitation    Dressage    Hunter    Barrel Racing    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR    WSTRN RDNG   

New Mexico Horse Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in New Mexico wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which New Mexico provides three or more shows are:

Apr    May    Jul    Aug    Sep