NATRC Nan Ranch Ride

Competitive Trail Ride on the Beautiful Nan Ranch in Southwest New Mexico
About the Ride

This competitive trail ride is a judged horseback riding event over measured distances and completed within specified times. Riders are judged for horsemanship; their equines are judged for fitness and soundness. Horses, mules, and ponies compete as a team with their riders.


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The rides are held on the historic NAN Ranch near Silver City, New Mexico. The 45,000+ acre ranch is situated in the high desert along the Mimbres River. The terrain ranges in elevation from 5100’ to 6400’ and features deep canyons, riparian areas, river crossings, sandy washes, rocky and sandy two-track roads, and hills of varying steepness.


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Comments about the 2018 Nan Ranch Ride

  • Great job putting on the NAN Ranch ride this past weekend.

  • Loved your P&R people. They were very competent.

  • Loved it…NAN Ranch. What a beautiful place.

  • The ride was a great experience for me.

  • Most of all…the people were great.

  • We should all be thanking YOU. 

  • A truly great job of organizing…& good food to boot.

  • Just wanted to thank both of you and The Gila Chapter of the Back
    Country Horsemen & Women.

  • All of you did a wonderful job of making it such a fun weekend.

  • We really loved the trails and the way they were marked.