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5th Annual Early Californios Skills of the Rancho

Save the Date: The 5th Annual Early Californios Skills of the Rancho will be held July 6-9, 2017 at the Elks Rodeo Grounds in Santa Maria, California.

Building on the success of the first event in 2013 in Santa Ynez, CA, “Skills” has grown to be one of the largest gatherings of California Bridlehorse devotees. The event showcases skills needed to effectively, efficiently and safely handle livestock while preserving the horsemanship skills and traditions handed down over generations beginning with the early Californios vaqueros.

We invite your participation as a competitor, vendor, sponsor, or observer in Santa Maria to share with us all the appreciation we have for this style of horsemanship. Devotees, craftsmen and artisans who embrace these traditions have few places to come together. We look forward to you joining us in July.

FREE Concert! As a special treat this year, Mike Beck (acoustic artist) will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on July 8th.


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