Events and News
We are currently open for volunteers and visitors on our regular open days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 to 4. Call or email if you'd like to volunteer.
Winter classes and events at ESS:
2023 Annual Meeting: Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. at ESS. Open to anyone interested. Review of 2022, plans for 2023 to be discussed.
Holiday Open Barns - December 3, 10 and 17:
Everyone is invited to the holiday Open Barns that will be held the first three Saturdays in December from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free pony rides for the rides (weather permitting), a grooming and petting corral with our miniature donkeys, and free refreshments for everyone. Come out and meet our herd of beautiful horses, donkeys, mini horses and ponies. This is not a big fund raiser like we have had in previous years, but there will be a table of some wonderful gift items available for purchase for horse lovers. COVID safety guidelines will be followed, so please practice social distancing and wear a mask indoors. ESS is a NM Safe certified venue. Click here for info flyer.
YEAR END FUNDRAISER! All donations were matched, up to $6,000!!! THANK YOU to all who donated!
NOVEMBER news and updates. Click here for PDF version.
HAY FUND RAISER - Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2022 Hay Fundraiser.
Anna Blake Clinic - August 29-31
Held August 29 - 31, the Writing & Riding with ANNA BLAKE was wonderful! The clinic date included private riding
lessons, a half day writing workshop and a full clinic day for the ESS volunteers. A big thanks to Anna for a very
educational clinic! To learn more about Anna, go to https://annablake.com/
The 2020 Holiday Horse Party had to be canceled due to COVID shutdown.
BUT - you can watch our holiday greeting by clicking here!
November: Bindy, the Tiny Donkey With a Big Heart,
children's story book is now available for purchase as a paperback
or a kindle book on Amazon.com
Photos from 2019. Click on photo for full size images.
Our new garden area is completed! THANK YOU to the Taos Garden Club for making this beautiful addition to ESS possible.
2018 Holiday Horse Party photos
Bindy meeting a young visitor.
Kat with a new fan!
Taking a much needed break.
Bindy meeting a young visitor.
Equine Spirit Sanctuary in the News
Spring Cleaning at ESS
Equine Veterinarian Dr. Dwight Hooton
2016 News and Articles
Earlier Years at Equine Spirit Sanctuary - 2015
2012 - 2014 News and Articles
2011 News and Articles
Bindy was the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Milagro Animal Award presented by Animal Protection of New Mexico. The award was presented October 1, 2011 at a banquet in Santa Fe. Bindy was recognized for his "outstanding intelligence and/or courage."
Santa Fe artist Barbara Meikel sponsored Bindy's award and created a beautiful oil painting of Bindy and Tali, titled "He's My Hero." Animal Protection of NM did a video of Bindy and ESS that was shown at the awards ceremony.
We are very proud of Bindy's accomplishments. He's just a tiny little donkey, but he has a big, big heart and he is an important part of the ESS family as well as our mascot.
Bindy wearing his silver medallion posing with a giclee of the painting, a limited edition of 200. Barbara is donating proceeds of the sale of these giclees to ESS and Animal Protection Services of New Mexico. Contact Barbara at Meikle Fine Art for purchase information.
2010 News and Events