Please note: Following the recommendations of the White House COVID-19 Task Force, we have decided to move the date of the EDV men’s ride and gathering to September 11-13, 2020. Please mark this change 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 in September!!


Come join us this year for our 3rd Annual Encuentro de Vaqueros Ride and Men’s Weekend for excellent company, great food and drink, horse games and other competition and a general 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 beautiful flask for your favorite libation.  We will again have Chef Michael Jones of A Moveable Feast 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 will go to the winners of these competitions.

New for 2020 will be a Vaquero Traditions clinic on Friday afternoon put on by renowned Vaquero Jeff Mundell.

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, Pig hunt for 2 at the Gabilan Ranch.

Signups for the Trail Ride are due by April 22nd.  Don’t be late, go to the sign up tab to sign up and for more details!