Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa announced Wednesday a lineup of family-friendly rodeo events at the resort’s stables.
Beginning July 20, The rodeo will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. until Aug. 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,” Chrisie Smith, director of sales, marketing and events at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, said. “All proceeds will benefit the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, our nonprofit dedicated to giving horses a second chance and providing them with the support and resources they need to lead happy and healthy lives.”
The authentic New Mexico rodeo at the Stables at Tamaya will feature barrel racing, steer roping, stick pony races for children and more. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Children under age 3 get in for free. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased by calling the Stables at Tamaya at 505-554-5938 or online.
Attendees can ride the shuttle to the event. Shuttle pickup will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Equestrian Circle.
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.