Come join us this year for our 2nd Annual Encuentro de Vaqueros Ride and Men’s Weekend for excellent company, great food and drink, ranch rodeo & horse games and other competition making for a great time. This year we will be at the newly renovated Douglas Ranch in Carmel Valley.  The event will be held from April 26th to the 28th and will raise money for various local charities including Rancho Cielo and The Bob Hoover Academy.

Items available for our auction (silent and live) include:

  • Week at an Ocean Front Condo in Depoe Bay, OR

  • Certificate for an Annual Guest Pass at the Monterey Zoo

  • Certificate at Green’s Camera

  • Two Night Lakefront Condo stay at the Lake Nacimiento Resort

  • Pig Hunt or Overnight stay at the Historic Gabilan Ranch

  • Week at the Caves, historic cabin in the Carmel Valley/Cachagua Area and Birthplace of Bruce Church

Other raffle items will include: Viper bolt series striker flashlight/with belt clip, Two cases of wine, Framed California rodeo picture, Ceramic Rooster soap pump, Horse shoe hanger(made from a horseshoe), Bird knife(pocket knife) and a California Waterfowl Association canvas hunting bag full of hunting items.

Event tickets are on sale now but will end of April 22nd.  Please make sure to sign up soon so we can reserve your space at the event.  Hope to see you there!


Sign up for Encuentro de Vaqueros

PDF Sign Up Page

Use the above link to print and fill in the sign up page for the 2019 Encuentro de Vaqueros Trail Ride.   You may pay via check or credit card and a mailing address is provided to send the form via the USPS

Electronic Form

Use this link to access the online form to sign up and pay via Paypal.



The first 60 riders will get cabins or deluxe shelter, private baths and showers, and you can rent a stall or paddock for your horse. Sponsors will bed down in deluxe accommodations as well.

Food will be provided by Michael Jones of A Moveable Feast in the Ranch Dining Room and you can enjoy a cocktail or 2 in our Hosted Bar in the Saloon or on the patio overlooking the Wilson Ranch.

There will be a pool to relax by as well as our usual Ranch Games and Calcutta as well a Hatchet Throwing Competition and other fun activities.

Saturday we will saddle up or hop on an ATV and head out on the trail for a fabulous BBQ put on by Michael Jones and his staff.

In addition, we will provide a variety of Horse Games including Sorting, Ranchers Choice and others to be determined.  There will be Calcuttas and gift cards will be awarded.

There will be live musical entertainment at night as well as cards and other activities.