About New Mexico


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 :
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

Anthony, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

This property is a large Race Horse breeding & training facility is an approximate 72.61 Acres. The Horse facility is fully functional including a race track about 32 Big stalls, 3 Tack Rooms, Mare motel, Stallion Barn, Training barn, Hot Walker, Eurosizer, 3 Hay Barns and two Mobil Homes. Approximate 44 acres with Pasture and Alfalfa. Includes Irrigation water well, Domestic Well and Water irrigation rights. All the machinery and equipment to run this Ranch is included in the price. Remote electronic gate, paved road with easy access to I-10. About 30 minutes from Sunland Park Race Track and Casino.

Ernesto Uranga , RE/MAX Classic Realty

72.61 ACRES
Beautiful horse property on 320 deeded acres

Fence Lake, Cibola County, New Mexico

Perfect property for the person who would like to get away from it all. 320 deeded acres of wooded land with grassy meadows and gorgeous views. It is very remote and yet it sits only 3/4 of a mile from a state highway for easy year round access. The log-sided 3 bedroom home is spacious and comfortable. The lot is completely fenced and cross fenced for pasturing horses. There a level clearing that would be the perfect spot for an arena or training facilities.

Jimmie Sirman , New Mexico West Properties

320.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Chavez Mountain Ranch - Over 21,000 Acres of Prime Grassland

Clayton , Union County, New Mexico

With over 21,000 acres of abundant pasture (6,816 deeded/14,432 state lease), the Chavez Mountain Ranch is considered one of the prime ranches in New Mexico due to its quality grassland as well as a multi-source (windmill, electric, and solar) pipelined water system. Originally part of the historic Otto Ranch, the Cimarron Rt of the Santa Fe Trail cuts through this vast property. Fully fenced (w/over 38 miles of quality fencing), the Ranch's rolling grasslands encompass Chavez Mountain and are cut by the Gallegos and Cedar Creeks, both seasonal watersheds. Elk, Pronghorn, and Mule Deer call the Ranch home. Over the past 24 years, incoming yearlings have experienced a gain of 300 lbs, with gains of 350 lbs achieved at times. Gramma grass provides perfect grazing for yearlings and summer cows/calves in the northern half of the Ranch, while the southern half contains needle grass and a wider variety particularly good for winter grazing for cow/calf pairs. The south end of the Ranch breaks into pinon/juniper canyons, providing valuable winter protection. During dry years, fall rains have promoted good grass growth, which when paired with a conservative grazing strategy, has resulted in excellent old grass stores. Due to a a mix of windmills, electric & solar wells, a 9,000 gal. storage tank, an extensive pipeline system, 2 creeks and a live spring, every pasture on the property has at least 2 sources of water. For a detailed description of Ranch features, contact listing broker.

Bunny Terry , Bunny Terry & Associates, Keller Williams Santa Fe

21,248.00 ACRES
Equestrian property 38.5 acres Unrestricted & bordering National Forest.

Cloudcroft, Otero County, New Mexico

38.5 acres in beautiful Pierce Canyon borders National Forest on 2 sides. Land offers abundant wildlife and southern exposure. Property has grazing highlands and is approx 1/3 meadow & 2/3 forested mountain side. Meadow is great for livestock, horses, barn and stables. Mountain side has large views of aspen groves would make a stunning home site. If your a hunter this area is ideal and only .9 mi off Cox Canyon Hwy, only 4.5 mi from Cloudcroft. Call for a showing. Domestic water share from spring

Thomas Mack , Aspen Trails Realty 1401 James Canyon Hwy 82 Cloudcroft NM. 88317 Office 575-682-7778

38.58 ACRES
Luxury Estate and Horse Training Facility in Beautiful Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Picture a lifestyle of living in a timeless adobe/frame built home with high-end finishes. Offering the set up of a full horse facility or for any other creative use that you may be looking for. With obvious master craftsmanship throughout this home, there are tall wooden ceilings with beams, vigas and split cedar. Your new home is nicely positioned for views on 9 acres (9 more available) with a total of 3825 square feet of heated living space. The home has a total of 5 rooms in which consists of 4 rooms with closets; flex rooms that could be used as offices, storage or living space. Also attached is a studio with nice finishes and a separate entrance. As is perfectly sited on the land; there is excellent natural lighting with grand windows offering views of nearby Cerrillos and Ortiz mountain ranges. Plenty of outdoor living space with long deep portals and outdoor fireplaces. A courtyard provides excellent space for private outdoor living. In addition to the beautiful home this property offers over 6000 square feet of once used as and still setup up as barn space. At one time the land was used and served as a Arabian breeding facility & more recently a miniature horse farm. This is a most impressive space with over 17 stalls, tack rooms, and full power. Recent upgrades include: re roof, newer stucco and barn roof work. This home boasts the open floor plan, custom finishes and spacious living offers lots of upside and is a tremendous value.

Jacob Martinez , Keller Williams

8.98 ACRES
4475 SQ FT

Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

EQUESTRIAN PARADISE LOCATED IN NORTH VALLEY. Unique home sitting on 3.63 acres surrounded by mountains and 2.3 of these acres are zoned agricultural w/ EBID a concrete ditch to the property and surface water rights. This 2270 sq ft home with new Refrigerated air has a flexible floor plan that can be utilized as a 2 bedroom , 2 bath, 2 living areas and HAS a 644 sq ft detached Casita w/ a full kitchen and bath or a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 living area where family room is converted into a large master suite w/ a Master bath, & the detached Casita. House and Casita total 2914 sq ft. The 2000 sq ft Garage/Shop is heated and cooled and contains a 600 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment for family or as a Rental for extra income. ($650). The shop has 6 inch framed in insulated walls, 250,200 amp services and 220 outlets and we can't forget the surround sound to enjoy your time in the shop. There is full RV Hookup on the west side of the shop. For the horse lover there are 2 40x40 piped corral w/ shade & shelter and a 800 sq ft partially enclosed structure that can be used as a hay barn or stalls for horses. THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL RIDING TRAILS TO THE RIO GRANDE AND BEYOND.


3.63 ACRES
2914 SQ FT
Mountain equestrian estate 36.5 ac. unrestricted 10,000 sqf training facility.

Cloudcroft, Otero County, New Mexico

36.5 Acres in beautiful Pierce Canyon. This incredibly rare parcel borders Ntl Forest on 2 complete sides. This property has several acre FT of water rights per yr from springs & 1 domestic well and seep that fills pond, 2 underground storage tanks. Property has a 10,000 sq.ft. newer fully insulated barn/shop with 26' height at center, 16' at ext walls, 5,000 sq.ft. cement floor and 5,000 sqr ft dirt for indoor horse arena.

Thomas Mack , Aspen Trails Realty 1401 James Canyon Hwy 82 Cloudcroft NM. 88317 Office 575-682-7778

36.00 ACRES
10000 SQ FT
Stunning Riding & Dressage Bordering Thousands of acres of National Wilderness

Coyote, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Stunning and magnificent. Two words that immediately come to mind, but do not begin to describe the drama and expanse of the 1,060-acre Apache Mesa Red Valley Ranch—one of the most unique ranch properties available in New Mexico and unlike anything being offered in the majestic Southwest. Just outside of Abiquiu, near Lake Abiquiu, the dramatic property borders National Wilderness and is surrounded by the Red Rock, skyscapes, fabulous light and vivid terrain that inspired Georgia O’Keefe, as well as countless artists and writers. This private and protected Ranch features a sensational Adobe hacienda rich in old world finishes, built around an interior courtyard; exceptional equestrian facilities, including a full-size dressage area, five-stall “Malibu” stable, hay barn and more; studio with large workspace for the aspiring artist; private, charming Adobe guesthouse; as well as a carriage house, caretaker’s house and bunkhouse. All surrounded by the sensational backdrop of ever-changing light and sky, including the rustic and iconic land known as the Red Valley. In the vicinity of the historic Mesa Prieta, it encompasses terrain including Sedona-like dramatic stone and earth formations. It is an unsurpassed private wonderland of natural beauty and drama.

Kevin Bobolsky , The Kevin Bobolsky Group

1,060.00 ACRES
9637 SQ FT
26 Acres with long range views near Silver City NM with a custom 5,067 sf home.

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

Large home on 26 acres with a barn and fenced pasture. Silver City NM atop a ridge with long ranges views. Juniper and Pinon trees.

Julie Williamson , Thompson Realty

26.00 ACRES
5067 SQ FT
3.6 irrigated valley acres, concrete block barn, PRICED TO SELL!!

Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico

Barn is flanked by 50' diameter round pen, open and covered runs, 95' x 200' rear paddock, 2.3 acres in irrigated pasture and a small (approximately 0.25 acre) front pasture. Main pasture waters from irrigation ditch and seller says this area retains the pre 1907 water rights.

Caterina Platt , Evergreen Appraisals & Realty

3.60 ACRES
2221 SQ FT

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