The Horse Shelter
Rescuing Abused, Abandoned & Neglected Horses throughout New Mexico


821 W. San Mateo Rd. Unit A
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 471-6179

(505) 214-5932 Fax

Jennifer Rios

Jennifer Rios

Jennifer is the general manager, and co-owner of Santa Fe’s award-winning Restaurant Martin with her husband, Martin Rios. They have two daughters, Emma and Anneliese, and being animal lovers share their home with eight pets: five dogs, two cats, and a box turtle, all of which are rescues. Prior to managing the restaurant, Jennifer owned a public relations firm in Santa Fe for nine years after earning an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and an MBA from Georgetown University. Horses became a priority for Jennifer when her mother, Jan Bandler, who founded The Horse Shelter, passed away prematurely in 2004. Jennifer then assumed the role of President of the Board of the organization.