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 Ambrosiano

Huntsmen: Brian Gonzales, MFH; and Rick Atchinson (Hon)

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/October
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

 What's up for the start of 2020?
Pro tip: Always check our Facebook group page for weather/footing/location updates, and if you’re not able to do that call or text 505-412-1042! 

  Let's see -- The mud and snow situation is looking better at the Caja del Rio HQ Well fixture, so tomorrow, Feb. 22, we'll ride from there. Park out away from the picnic shelter, it's too rutted there, and we'll have a great outing before the afternoon rain (70% chance) kicks in. Breakfast location TBD.

  For March, we have a fabulous Western Invitational Guest Day on the 7th, stay tuned for exciting updates on that one. 14th is Camel Tracks, 21st is Buckman, and the Closing Hunt will be from HIPICO, with the breakfast theme of "Foxhunters on Broadway," it will be amazing!

  Our Saturdays are formal attire, and guests are always welcome in any attire as long as they have a helmet with harness, and boots, plus release form!

  Just let Phyllis Gonzales, honorary secretary, know if you're coming, or reach Nancy Ambrosiano, board president. Fill out the liability release before you arrive, to save time, it's linked just below. If your release form and check are in an envelope, marked with the name of the member sponsoring your visit, that's excellent, and please give it all to Nancy Ambrosiano on site.

   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

Updated Fixture Card for 2019-2020 Season

Membership Information, 2019-2020 Season


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Latest Activity

Nancy Ambrosiano posted a photo
Jan 24
Catherine Mooneyham updated their profile
Jan 22
Catherine Mooneyham is now a member of Caza Ladron Hunt
Jan 22
Gary Bretz Wilhelm is now a member of Caza Ladron Hunt
Nov 19, 2019

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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


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

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Directions to HIPICO Santa Fe (stabling and kennels)

Started by Nancy Ambrosiano in Hunt Directions Feb 17, 2015.

Directions to Caja del Rio/HQ Well fixture

Started by Nancy Ambrosiano in Hunt Directions Jan 1, 2009.

Directions to Buckman Well site

Started by Nancy Ambrosiano in Hunt Directions Oct 20, 2008.

Directions to Rowe Mesa site

Started by Nancy Ambrosiano in Hunt Directions Oct 20, 2008.

Proper Hunt Attire 4 Replies

Started by Nancy Ambrosiano in Hunt Attire. Last reply by Nancy Ambrosiano Jul 17, 2015.


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