Caza Ladron Hunt

Web site for members and supporters of Caza Ladron Hunt

Caza Ladron, treasuring the sport of the hunt in northern New Mexico. P.O. Box 5353, Santa Fe, NM 87502 Est: 1999 Reg: 2000 MFHA Rec: 2006

Caza Ladron Hunt Structure

Masters of Foxhounds:
Brian Gonzales
Guy McElvain

Richard S. Patton
Nancy W. Ambrosiano

Huntsmen: Brian Gonzales, MFH; and Rick Atchinson.

Whippers In: (prof) Elsa Kloess Frost; (hon) Betsy Atchinson, (hon) Emily Esterson, (hon) Phyllis Gonzales.

Kennels: HIPICO Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

President: Nancy W. Ambrosiano, 505-412-1042,
VP (membership & devm't): Richard S. Patton
Honorary Secretary: Phyllis Gonzales
P.O. Box 5353, Santa Fe, NM 87502, Tel.: (505) 983-9587

Advisory Board: RS Patton, N Ambrosiano, B&R Atchinson, D. Hagey, E. Esterson, E. Kloess

For information about our hunt and riding or visiting us, e-mail Phyllis at

Horse rentals are usually available for hunting ($100) or hound exercise.

Foxhounds: 16 Crossbred couple.
Hunting: Coyote.
Season: Formal -- October—March. Cubbing-- August/September
Meet: Wednesdays and Saturdays. Hound exercise Tues/Thurs. Visitors permitted to hunt—for details contact the Hon. Sec. Hounds went out 44 times last season.

Colors: Tan base, with violet overlay and ivory edging. Silver buttons can be awarded as additional honor after colors.

The Country is mostly open and rolling with numerous juniper and pinon pine. Some rocky areas, some sandy riverbed, some steep hills and occasional ravines. Some of the fixtures have coops over barbed-wire fence.

Liability release form. Please bring this form with you to your first hunt!


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Important News Updates

   The 20th Anniversary Season of Caza Ladron has just wrapped up, and what a marvelous season it was. Our hounds, always impressive in their drive and the ability to follow scent in dry conditions, were phenomenally bold, biddable and did their jobs nobly for us. Our staff kept the whole shooting match rolling along with grace and athleticism. And our members supported the effort, enjoyed themselves, and made it all worthwhile.

   This summer we'll continue the fun with a variety of trail rides, a fun day, hunter paces and road trips, so stay tuned!

   Guests are always welcome, just let Phyllis Gonzales, honorary secretary, know, or reach Nancy Ambrosiano, board president. Fill out the liability release before you arrive, to save time, it's linked just below.

   If you haven't signed on to this web site, you'll need to do so in order to download forms, see inside pages, etc. Just fill in the sign-in request and I'll get you approved ASAP! -- Nancy

2018-19 Fixture card.

Membership and Liability forms


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This page is brought to you by the kind support of:

Richard Patton, Ph.D.
Animal Nutrition Consulting

867 Camino los Abuelos
Galisteo, NM 87540
Office: 505-466-4200
Mobile, US & Int'l: 505-660-4325


See Santa Fe New Mexican news story on Patton's new book.

Brian Gonzales
Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network
Office: 505-983-9587
1421 Luisa St Ste G
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4073

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