Please note: Following the decline in active COVID cases and the vaccine rollout, we have returned to a May date for the ride. Please mark the date on your calendars. We are confident that, as a nation, we will overcome this virus and come out of it stronger than before.

Hope to see you on May 21-23!!


Come join us this year for our 4th Annual Encuentro de Vaqueros Ride and Men’s Weekend for excellent company, great food and drink, horse games and other competition and a generally great time. This year we will be at the rider-friendly Bar SZ Ranch in Paicines, San Benito County, CA. Our welcoming gift this year will be a warm canvas duck ranch coat with our logo for those cool nights and mornings.  This year we will feature the renowned the Culinary Group from Rancho Cielo providing gourmet meals.

For more information on the Bar SZ Ranch, please visit their website at : https://www.barszranch.com/

There will be an assortment of Ranch Games including Two Man Ranch Sorting and Team Penning with a Calcutta.  There will also be a Rifle & Pistol Shooting Competition and other fun activities.  Buckles, firearms cases and other prizes will go to the winners of these competitions.

Saturday we will saddle up or hop on an ATV and head out to the scenic trails that the 660 acre ranch has available for our use.

There will be musical entertainment at night with the California Rodeo Band as well as cards and a Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes.

Raffle and Silent Auction items include a Fishing Expedition at the White Rock Club, Binoculars, Autographed Kareem Abdul Jabbar Basketball, Art and other items to be added.

Signups for the Trail Ride are due by May 10th.  Don’t be late, go to the sign up tab to sign up and for more details!


Bar SZ Ranch, 10001 Willow Creek Rd, Paicines,95043