FRUITLAND — After gaining national attention for their ride to the White House, the Cowboys for Trump are reuniting for a second ride. This ride will take them from the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds to the Roundhouse, where they hope to meet with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The ride on Tuesday is the first stop of a nationwide tour the group plans to complete, according to organizer Couy Griffin.

The cowboys plan to be on horseback by 10 a.m. and will ride more than five miles to the capital building, where they have planned a rally. Griffin said he does not know how many people will attend, however he has gotten a lot of interest from people who want to participate.

He said the Cowboys for Trump plan to ride to visit the capital buildings in each state.

The goal is to increase the voice of the counties in the decisions made at the state level.

“This is just one more stick in a fire that’s already burning,” he said.

Griffin said that fire started with the counties that passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. His hope is the movement will cause a power shift in the state and at the national level.

Griffin said the power is going to shift from the government to the people.

“The fire is going to be burning out of control in the very near future,” he said.

Fruitland hat maker Ramie Harper will once again join the Cowboys for Trump on the ride. This time he will carry a pink hat with him that he has made for Lujan Grisham.

He said the hat will be the same quality as the one he made for President Donald Trump.

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Harper said it is tradition to bring a gift to people when visiting and the hat symbolizes respect.

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“No matter who the governor is, the office still deserves all our respect,” Harper said.

He said people don’t have to agree with the governor’s policies to respect her

Neither Harper nor Griffin agree with the governor’s policies on undocumented immigrants, abortion or gun control.

Harper said he hopes Lujan Grisham accepts the hat he has made.

“I think she has a lot of class and I really think it would be cool if she came out and showed how dignified and cool she can be,” he said.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at


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