AES Online is the web site for Armstrong Equine Services. Dr. Joe B. Armstrong, owner, manages the facility and Josh is the Trainer at AES. WE are located in La Mesa, New Mexico, between Las Cruces and El Paso, Texas. Click here for Directions
Commitment to Quality
Armstrong Equine Service is a family owned & operated horse farm. We provide quality equine services ranging from horse breeding, experienced horse trainers and quality Quarter horses for sale. Joe and Rusty manage the farm while son Josh trains and shows horses. Daughter Criss and husband Monty Grubbs live on the farm in LaMesa. Criss teaches high school and Monty is a student at NMSU and works for AMR.
As a whole, the family is interested in almost every aspect of the horse. Joe’s primary interest stems from quality performance breeding, ranching, and backcountry horse packing; Rusty’s hobby is riding for pleasure and ranch work; Josh’s specialty is horse training and showing; Criss is a former all-around horse show winner; and Ed enjoys skiing, para gliding and ski riding.
Dr. Joe B Armstrong
Dr. Joe B Armstrong received a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding from Colorado State University. He has recently retired as Professor and Horse Extension Specialist from New Mexico State University. Joe is an AQHA judge, enjoys horse packing, and has forty years of experience in private farm management. He has aided and taught horse production techniques around the world in Russia, Europe, Cuba, Japan, North and South America.
Rusty Armstrong is the Office Manager at AES. She met Joe at Colorado State where she received a degree in Animal Science. As a youth she successfully competed in jumping, but today enjoys riding for pleasure. Rusty is a National Marketing Director with Juice Plus. In La Mesa, she is involved with the local Rotary Chapter in Anthony, New Mexico.
Josh Armstrong, resident trainer, and wife Linda Armstrong live next to AES. Josh is a Top 10 Finisher at both the NRHA and Congress Reining Futurities, and a European National Champion Reiner. Josh’s training program at AES offers horse breaking and horse training, and horse showing, as well as event-specific training, private riding instruction, and clinics: domestic and abroad. (See Calendar for up-coming Events)
Ed Armstrong lives in Aspen, Colorado, is an avid skier, and works in property management. Along with skiing he also enjoys, para gliding and ski riding.
Linda Armstrong is married to Josh and works on her family’s dairy. She does the book keeping and environmental work for the dairy.Linda shown here holding, daughter, Georgia Criss— Born February 24, 2010.
Josh and Linda Armstrong are the parents of JHBA the 3rd. He is now 4 years old in this photo.
Our daughter Criss is married to Monty Grubbs, lives on the farm in La Mesa. Criss teaches high school.Criss seen here holding niece, Georgia Criss.
Our son-in-law, Criss’s husband. He does a lot of cooking for events here. He is a student at MSU and works for AMR.