About the Council

On November 8, 2018, The Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 11-08-18 and its associated Bylaws establishing The Sandoval County Free Roaming Horse Advisory Council (“Council”) in an effort to more effectively address the issue of the Free Roaming Horses of Placitas.

Meeting Schedule

The Horse Advisory Council will meet quarterly for calendar year 2020. Meetings will be held in the County Commission Chambers, 1500 Idalia Road, Building D, 3rd Floor, Bernalillo, NM 87004, unless otherwise noted.

2020 Schedule

  • Tuesday, Feb 25 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 26 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug 25 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov 24 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2019 Schedule

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 –  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. /li>

Meetings & Agendas

Starting with the Oct. 9, 2019 meeting, all agendas and attachments will be posted to the County’s main agenda page. Click on the button below to view agendas starting with the Oct. 9 meeting.

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Stay Informed

Should you wish to be added to an Interested Parties listserv for e-notices of Council meetings and related information, please click on the button below to provide your name and email address so you can opt-in.

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Should you wish to offer constructive feedback to the Council, provide them with useful information, or provide public comment, please send an email to: RoamingHorses@sandovalcountynm.gov.

In an effort to ensure public safety for those driving in the Placitas area, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is increasing traffic enforcement activities in certain portions of Placitas, and is asking for the public’s assistance to identify locations where the free-roaming horses frequent the roadway. If you have information on this, please email the place, time and location of the roadway sighting, along with the number of horses seen, to the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office at: scsocrimewatch@sandovalcountynm.gov

Public Comment

Sandoval County allows public comment at all Free Roaming Horse Advisory Council meetings. Sign up sheets are placed out for public comment prior to the start of the meeting. Public comments are limited to 3 minutes in length.