Groups at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa can combine teambuilding with volunteer work through its on-site Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, care and rehabilitation to neglected and abandoned horses in New Mexico.
“The Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program offers a one-of-a-kind group experience,” said Herb Rackliff, general manager of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. “Not only can groups arrange fun and unique teambuilding experiences as part of the program, but they can give back to a great cause and know that they have really helped to make a difference for these animals.”
Groups can interact with the horses one-on-one through teambuilding and volunteer activities, such as feeding and grooming the animals or cleaning the stalls and helping build stables and corrals for new horses.
There are also sponsorship opportunities for companies at different donation levels that allow guests to adopt, name and support the animals while they are being rehabilitated. Sponsors receive a certification and photo of the horse and can chose to get a weekly video update on their horse’s progress.
Many of the horses that complete the rehabilitation program become permanent residents at the Stables at Tamaya on-property and can be taken out for trail rides. On horseback, participants can explore the terrain and take in views of the Sandia Mountains, the Rio Grande as well as the wildlife, vegetation, ancient artifacts and petroglyphs of the Southwest.
The 350-room resort, located on the Santa Ana Pueblo, offers 54,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including the 12,000-square-foot Tamaya Ballroom that can be divided into eight separate rooms and accommodate over 1,200 people. The resort also recently debuted the Cottonwood Pavilion, with floor-to-ceiling windows that can be opened to create a covered patio terrace.