NM’s largest horse rescue competes for prize money in national contest


When it comes to feeding 50 hungry horses who are recovering from neglect, abuse, or abandonment…sometimes a non-profit rescue needs to think out of the box.

The New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch (WNCR) is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates and finds adoptive homes for abandoned, abused, and neglected horses.  Founded in 2002, they currently care for about 50 horses on the ranch with the help of more than 100 volunteers and private donations.

To offset expenses, they are competing with other horse rescues across the nation for a chance to win thousands of dollars in grant money from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Help A Horse Day contest. This competition is designed to raise awareness about horse adoptions. Groups are being scored on fundraising efforts, number of adoptions, and marketing campaigns through June. WNCR has successfully adopted almost 10 horses so far and are looking to grow that number!

They are hosting two upcoming events:

The Summer Fun Open Horse Show this Saturday, June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Edgewood Equestrian Center. Classes will include horsemanship, barrel racing, reining, and more.

And the Walkin N Circles Ranch Jamboree, NEXT Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 3 pm. This will be held at the Walkin N Circles Ranch located 9 miles north of Edgewood on NM 344. This fun, family-friendly event will feature adoptable horses and tours of the ranch as well as many activities for kids, pony rides, equine demonstrations, a silent auction, food trucks and more.

For more information, visit their website.

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