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About New Mexico

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New Mexico

New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony until the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, and then an American territory until New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912, New Mexico still has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states.

Spanish is the official second language. New Mexico has a fantastic natural scenery, a major fine arts scene centered around Santa Fe, great outdoor recreational opportunities, and a distinctive regional cuisine.

Understanding New Mexico starts with grasping the overpowering importance of two of its geological features: the Rio Grande, which bisects the state north to south, and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains and a part of the same large-scale geological structure that produces the Rio, the "Rio Grande rift." The eastern third of the state is an extension of the Great Plains both geographically and culturally and has more in common with the western parts of Texas and Oklahoma than with the rest of New Mexico.

The New Mexico horse industry produces goods and services valued at $503 million. The national industry has a $759 million impact on the New Mexico economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 91,100 New Mexicans are involved with horses, either as horse owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The New Mexico horse industry directly provides 35,700 full-time equivalent jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in New Mexico and other states) generates additional jobs in New Mexico for a total employment impact of 45,000. There are 147,000 horses in New Mexico, over 60 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  New Mexico in Numbers :
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img Horse Population : Approximately 65,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Santa Fe
img Population : 1,928,384
img Land area : 121,356 sq. miles
img Counties : 33
img Highest Point : Wheeler Peak:  13,161 feet
img Lowest Point : Red Bluff lake : 2,817 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Albuquerque: 494,236
  • Las Cruces: 82,671
  • Santa Fe: 70,631
  • Rio Rancho: 66,599
  • Roswell: 45,199
  • Farmington: 43,161
  • Alamogordo: 36,245
  • Clovis: 33,357
  • Hobbs: 29,006
  • Carlsbad: 25,300
 
$325,000
Horse Property for sale.
Perfect location for country living with city amenities close by

Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico


All of this nicely situated on an acre of land super close to town! NEW septic, private domestic well for watering animals and grounds, Berrendo Co-op forhouse use, and a natural gas connection.

Jen Wilcox , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Enchanted LandsREALTORS®

1.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2520 SQ FT
 
$2,500,000
Horse Property for sale.
Exquisite Equestrian Estate - "Hacienda De Caballo"

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


A truly exquisite equestrian estate, Hacienda De Caballo has a rich and fascinating history as one of the most beautiful horse ranches in New Mexico. This is a rare opportunity for the genuine horse enthusiast to own this exceptionally well-appointed equestrian property that truly has it all! Previously the home to magnificent thoroughbreds, Hacienda De Caballo is currently a popular boarding destination for horse owners and their equine companions traveling the I-40 corridor of the Southwest. Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Albuquerque and approximately an hour from Santa Fe, this unique property offers the best of both worlds -- unsurpassed privacy and seclusion, while at the same time providing easy access to shopping, dining,and entertainment. This exceptional property is perfectly suited for an entire family of horse enthusiasts interested in having their very own private and secluded sanctuary for cultivating the ultimate equestrian lifestyle. Alternatively, the property is also well suited as an investment property with income opportunities available through its boarding facilities, popular event destination activities (e.g. weddings, parties, etc.), and rental income derived from the onsite duplex apartment building. Filled with charm and character, the property features a spectacular main home with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms; a duplex apartment building (each unit has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom); and unsurpassed horse facilities!

Laura Barber , Sotheby's International Realty

79.72 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
8 BATHROOMS
9775 SQ FT
 
$300,000
Horse Property for sale.
Corrales Horse Property

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico


These two adjacent lots are perfect for you and your horses! The barn is ready for the horses and the fully fenced lots have electricity (including 220) and a well for livestock use only. The 1369 square foot barn has a metal roof, tack room, hay storage area and stables. The lot with the barn is .91 acre and the adjacent lot on Keira Ct. is just over an acre. The second lot will provide the horses with some additional space or you could build your home there! There are trails nearby and beautiful mountain views! Buy one or buy both lots! These lots are located in a neighborhood of homes.

Marilyn Eifert , Q Realty

1.94 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
1369 SQ FT
 
$1,975,000
Horse Property for sale.
A special gated horse property with access to miles of trails

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


A special gated horse property with access to miles of trails in the Santa Fe National Forest, this 4-bedroom 4 bath Craftsman-style home with 2 bedroom 2 bath guest house is located on over 21 acres. The elegantly designed Arts & Crafts front door opens into the brick-laid main floor encompassing a light and open living room. Cooking is a joy in the gourmet kitchen boasting a Lacanche stove with 2 ovens (propane and electric), a Miele built-in espresso machine, and Sub-zero refrigerator. Rich wood cabinets, colorful tile accents, breakfast bar and adjacent dining area make the kitchen a place to gather and a visual delight. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and have such elegant touches as stone countertops, glass or walk-in showers (including steam) and gorgeous custom tiling. The lofts are ideal for offices, studios or reading nooks. The beauty of the nature is echoed in the tree branch themed railings throughout the home including the wrap-around porch and balconies which capture the spectacular vistas. Plenty of space for visitors with a 1st-floor guest room with its own kitchen in addition to a separate guest house. This property is made for horses with features including MD Barn with 4 12x16 stalls, tack room, hay storage, corrals, and turnout area. Extras are a dog run, water garden, and hiking trails on the property. This is a lovely mountain hide-away with easy access to all that Santa Fe has to offer conveniently located only 13 miles from the Plaza.

Darlene Streit , Sothebys International Realty - 326 Grant Avenue Santa Fe NM 87501 - 505.988.2533

20.42 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4317 SQ FT
 
$1,350,000
Horse Property for sale.
Double Eagle Ranch. Home of Kentucky Derby winner "Mind That Bird"

Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico


Beautiful Farm and Ranch on over 25acres located 5.8 miles from downtown Roswell. Take the concrete drive and meander through the Pecan tree lined driveway to home. Exceptionally maintained and beautiful home surrounded by mature trees and a slump block wall for incredible privacy and security. This custom home has so many amenities. This home has 4 1/2 baths in main house. Plus outside showers and bathroom for pool area. Outside stainless steel kitchen. Call for appointment to see this incredible property.

Charlotte Thompson , BHHS Enchanted Lands Realtors

25.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3739 SQ FT
 
$2,200,000
Horse Property for sale.
Impeccable Stewardship and Sustainability

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico


The stewardship of this working farm has been impeccable, 17.9 acres of this 27 acre lot are held in a conservation trust. This home generates enough solar electric to supply both houses, a year round heated salt water pool and power the electric vehicle, while still selling back to the grid. Both of the houses have extra rooms that can be used as offices, bedrooms or a media rooms. This property has been free of commercial fertilizers and pesticides for at least 15 years and is thriving and vibrant for it. This property is horse ready with barns, turn outs, loafing sheds and fantastic pasture land, not to mention views! You will never know that you are just a short 5 minutes from the Taos Plaza once you enter this incredible oasis. The local harrier hawk, eagle and other migratory birds will captivate you, aptly named "Nonesuch Farm" this is a BIG little farm!

Karen Todd , Engel & Voelkers Taos

27.30 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5168 SQ FT
 
$74,990
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Property with views

Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Find your pot of gold on this one. This spectacular property has wonderful views of the Sandia Mountains and the city lights. this is totally fenced in with a fenced in Corral. This would be make a beautiful site for building your dream home. Ride your horses right from the property to miles of trails. Come see you will not be disappointed.

Christine Landers , Amazing Properties

2.25 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$7,500,000
Horse Property for sale.
RD Hubbard Crystal Springs Farm

Tularosa, Otero County, New Mexico


We are privileged to have the exclusive listing on the R.D. Hubbard - Crystal Springs Breeding Farm and Horse Training facility is located 5 miles north of Tularosa, New Mexico. Consisting of 155.133+/- deeded acres, this “one of a kind” training facility is the “best of the best” in New Mexico. Ruidoso Downs, home of the world famous Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and All American Futurity, home of the world’s richest Quarter Horse race, is only 40 miles east, less than one hour of this amazing property. The El Paso International Airport is 100 miles or one and a half hours south of Tularosa, New Mexico. The closest municipal airport is the Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport with a 7,000 foot runway. Ruidoso also has the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport with a 8,120 foot runway. R.D. “Dee” Hubbard was born in Smith Center, Kansas in 1935, the youngest of eight children. After entering the glass business in Wichita, Kansas in 1959, R. D. soon emerged as one of America’s most enterprising businessmen. He took two nearly bankrupt glass companies and soon turned them into a company that became the second largest glass manufacturer in North America before the company was sold in 1992. Mr. Hubbard’s illustrious career in horse racing began in the 1960’s. His ownership interest in horse racetracks was from almost every corner of the United States. He was instrumental in establishing the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors, he co-founded its Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force. In 2007, Mr. Hubbard was awarded the “John W. Galbreath Award for outstanding Entrepreneurship in the Equine industry”. Mr. Hubbard has served as Vice Chairman of Breeders’ Cup and has been active with the organization for many years. Throughout his career, Mr. Hubbard has campaigned more than 100 American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred stakes winners, and because of his achievements and impact on the industry, Mr. Hubbard was honored by the American Quarter Horse Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2009. In the spring of 2014, Mr. Hubbard was inducted as a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Mr. Hubbard originally established the Crystal Springs Farm west of Paris, Kentucky. This area of Kentucky is in the heart of Thoroughbred country. Mr. Hubbard sold his Kentucky property and moved his entire Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse operation to Tularosa, New Mexico in 2007. The love and passion behind Crystal Springs Farm are evident in the detail and quality of his New Mexico facility which was built from the ground up starting in 2007. This area of New Mexico was chosen because of the mild climate and proximity to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. The average rainfall is approximately 12 inches with an average high temperature of 76 degrees and average low of 47 degrees. The facility construction incorporates many of the same features found in his Kentucky Crystal Springs Farm. The facilities have ample room for preparation of colts to be trained and sold. Additional revenue for boarding mares and their colts is also a benefit. Ruidoso Downs has annual summer sales and colts from Crystal Springs Farm frequently sell through these sales. Crystal Springs Farm has been operating as a highly successful broodmare program. The R.D. Hubbard – Crystal Springs Farm has raised and trained many successful winners, both in Kentucky and New Mexico. For a short period of time A Revenant stood at the Crystal Springs Farm. Crystal Springs Farm received great response from the public as well as other breeders. This facility has the capacity with 183 stalls to incorporate a World Class Stallion program, and the facility would be the premier breeding and mare farm in the country. Within a mile of Crystal Spring Farm is a highly successful veterinary clinic for large animals. In addition, the airports in Alamogordo, Ruidoso and El Paso make this facility easily accessible for potential clients, trainers or breeders. The climate, quality and cleanliness of the facilities are very important in any breeding program and this facility meets all requirements. Mr. Hubbard recently sold Ruidoso Downs Racetrack to several successful businessmen who are heavily vested in the breeding and racing of American Quarter Horses, and now, because of Mr. Hubbard’s advancing age, for the first time ever, the renowned Crystal Springs Farm and Horse Training Facility is offered for sale. Without question, no other horse facility in New Mexico compares with Crystal Springs. All facilities have been very well maintained. There are four (4) MD Barnmaster custom designed horse barns with 183 total stalls. These are all custom made professional equestrian facilities. The Big Mare Barn contains approximately 19,992 square feet and includes 34 stalls, each 16 foot by 16 foot, with rubber mat floors, two wash bays, tack room with bathroom and washer and dryer hookup. Hot water to the wash bays is supplied by Rinnai tankless water heaters (propane). There are two offices, storage areas and lobby area. The barn is equipped with a fly spray system. The Small Mare Barn contains approximately 5,880 square feet and includes 19 stalls, each 12 foot by 12 foot, with rubber mat floors, and tack room with sink. The barn is equipped with a fly spray system. There is a European style walker just outside of the small mare barn. The Yearling Barn contains approximately 5,738 square feet and includes 54 stalls, each 12 foot by 10 foot, with rubber mat floors, 2 tack rooms, and restroom with washer and dryer hookup. The wash bay has hot water supplied with Rinnai tankless water heater (propane). The barn is equipped with a fly spray system. There is a European style walker just outside of the yearling barn. The Training Barn contains approximately 21,501 square feet and includes 58 stalls, each 12 foot by 12 foot, with automatic drinkers, rubber mat floors in the stalls, rubber mat shedrow floors, two wash bays, three large storage areas, washer and dryer hookup and bathroom with shower. The two wash bays have hot water supplied by Rinnai tankless water heaters (propane). There is a studio apartment for trainers, employees or guests, large lobby, office, paved parking and storage area. The entrance to the training barn is stucco and stone. To the north of the Training Barn is an open air and heated barn with 4 stalls each measuring 20 foot by 20 foot. In addition, there is a shedrow style barn with 14 stalls, each measuring 12 foot by 12 foot. The Training Barn includes a fire suppression system that is installed and ready to activate. The fire suppression system has three large water storage tanks that are tied into the system to provide adequate water for fire suppression. The training barn has two conventional walkers located on each side of the barn, plus a round pen. Race Track - The facility includes a six-tenths mile oval racetrack and a 350 yard straightaway track. The racetrack is 40 feet wide with a 4 horse starting gate. The track was constructed with interior and exterior safety rails. The track was designed by Dennis Moore. The track’s surface material was delivered, groomed and represents the best and safest training track for any horse. The irrigated fields and paddocks are watered with a 300 gallon per minute well (100 acre feet water right allocation) located on the northeast corner of the property. A 10 inch main waterline from the well ties into other water lines ranging from 8 inch, 6 inch, 4 inch and 2 inch. The 10 inch waterline runs around the perimeter of the tract. There is a 1,515 foot (198 drops) Zimmatic Linear sprinkler on the center paddocks and a 421 foot (51 drops) Zimmatic Linear sprinkler on the south paddocks. Several of the smaller paddocks are watered with above ground Nelson Model irrigation guns. The paddocks are planted in Giant or common Bermuda Grass for grazing. There are 44 paddocks that were built with the Kentucky Style wood plank fence construction. The paddocks are all 4 wood plank, round upright wood post, round or oval perimeter, with no corners for the safety of the horses in mind. The main dwelling on the property is an approximate 5,800 square foot custom built home, which was constructed in 1972. The main home has been remodeled and appliances upgraded since the Hubbard purchase in 2007. The home features 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, with a large master bedroom. The interior and exterior walls are all of adobe construction. The exterior walls are finished with stucco and the interior walls are all plastered and painted. There are two large family rooms including a large gathering or entertainment area. The home has central heat and air. On two sides of the home is a large covered porch area for entertainment. This home has an excellent view of Sierra Blanca Mountain. There is also a detached 3 car garage that has ample storage as well. The home is heated with propane, and there is a natural gas line that can easily be tied into. The property comes with a 1,456 square foot modular home that is perfect for employees or guests. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In summary, the R.D. Hubbard – Crystal Springs Farm is a property that you would expect to only find in Kentucky. You will not find a more well planned and well constructed horse property, from the irrigated paddocks, miles of 4 plank board fencing, horse facilities like no other in this country, beautiful adobe home, and a magnificent view of Sierra Blanca Mountain to the east, mesa country to the north, and White Sands to the west. Crystal Springs Farm is priced to sell at $7,500,000. Replacement cost of this facility would be considerably higher than this asking price. The employees are exceptional at caring for and training the horses, maintaining the facilities, and they have indicated interest in staying on with the new ownership. If you have the desire to own the most prestigious horse facility in New Mexico, Please give Dwain Nunez or Jim Welles a call for a tour or more information.

Dwain Nunez , Chas S Middleton and Son, LLC

155.13 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$899,000
Horse Property for sale.
Gated Equestrian Community

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Nestled in the gated community of Rancho San Marcos lies an 18.77 acre Ranchito that backs up to thousands of acres of range land. Unobstructed 360 degree panoramic views! The main house & guest house built by David Jansen. The main features nice bedroom separation with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. A formal living area with vigas, 2 fireplaces and expansive windows that make it nice and bright. The open kitchen and formal dining area has an additional sitting area with a lovely fireplace. The master bedroom features a fireplace, large bathroom with soaking tub, walk-in shower and walk-in closet. There is a large patio between the main house and guest house, great for outdoor entertaining. The courtyard is completely fenced in with several lush trees. The guest house has an open living /kitchen area with a pellet stove, large windows to take in the beautiful views with a loft bedroom upstairs. The 1584 sq. ft. barn features 3 horse stalls with a pass through to the arena, a wash bay, tack room, completely sealed storage room and a feed/hay room. There is a round pen and large riding arena. Minutes to Santa Fe, close to I-25, 599 and the Rail Runner.

Margaret "Maggie" Chavez , Santa Fe Trail Realty, LLC.

18.77 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4447 SQ FT
 
$825,000
Horse Property for sale.
Looking for a place to ride? This is it!! Borders Gila National Forest!!!!

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico


100 beautiful acres, large shop, Barn, and a beautiful home located at the end of the road with National Forest Boundary, and trees. All this and just outside Silver City and all the conveniences there. Ride from you property in the Gila National Forest. Great location for a Guide service as well. Privacy at the end of the road, and National Forest Boundary! The custom home has many windows to let in the natural light and allow you to enjoy the amazing views and privacy. Tile floors through out most the home. The kitchen has storage, tile counter tops, electric cook top and double ovens. Great for cooking and entertaining. The dining area opens to an outside covered patio. The living area is comfortable and inviting. The game/family room has a door to the back yard. The Master Suite opens out to the covered patio. There is an electric fireplace in the Master. The Master Bath has a beautiful custom shower.The tile in the Master looks like a wood floor. The property has a large insulated shop and a barn for stock. The wildlife enjoy the acreage, elk, deer, even Coues Deer are a few of the inhabitants. This is a secluded property with privacy and access to the Gila National Forest. There is a spot close to the shop to build a large horse barn if you wish, but the main draw is access to the acres in the Gila National Forest and Wilderness area!

Dale Spurgeon , Action Realty

100.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3082 SQ FT

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