Moving Forward With Roots Firmly Planted in Los Alamos History

Imagine yourself, awaking to the birds chirping and the sizzle of bacon. The crisp mountain air fills your lungs…

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Horses have a long history on the Pajarito Plateau. From the Spanish conquest to farming, the Boys Ranch School to security patrols during the Manhattan Project. Horses have always been present and valued here in Los Alamos. The North Mesa Stables is a Los Alamos County Park where the operations are descended from a horse riding and rodeo concession granted by the US Army in 1946.

In 1947, the newly created Atomic Energy Commission took over. By 1952 the Stables were configured and organized as you’ll see them now. Los Alamos County received the land and operations by Quit Claim Deed in 1972 from the federal government. Some of the buildings and barns include original homestead cabins; thus the Stables have become a unique County Park.

A Community of Equestrians

The North Mesa Stables is a neighborhood  with one thing in common-a love of livestock. Whether we are caring for our rodeo stock, our flocks of chickens, ducks, and geese, our goats, or our beloved horses. We help each other as we strive to educate and share our love of animals and equestrian pursuits with the wider community of Los Alamos.