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November 13-15, 2015

Events include Gala Preview Party Extravaganza on Friday
evening Two-Day Show & Equestrian Demonstrations & Performance

Everyone is invited to the 31st Annual Vaquero Show & Sale celebration November 13-15, honoring the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). The Vaqueros developed their unique skills on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship training with the ‘rough and ready’ riding of early California ranchers. In blending these horsemanship styles the Vaqueros created their own distinct method of horsemanship as well as a unique look in apparel, tack, saddles and other horse equipment.

A highlight of the Vaquero Show weekend is the gathering of noted artisans and collectors from throughout the western United States. These artisans who keep true to the Vaquero horse culture and craftsmanship display and sell their hand-tooled leather saddles, braided Vaquero-styled riatas, bridles, reins, and other Vaquero inspired horse tack as well as quality Western artwork, apparel, unique books, memorabilia and jewelry.

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  Samurai - The Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
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  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley
  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
  Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade
  Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Volunteer Opportunities


Don't miss this opportunity to take in a most unique show and to visit with the artisans who truly inspire with their creativity and skill.

Vaquero Show and Sale Day Tickets


On Friday evening, November 13 come join us at the Viva Los Vaqueros Preview & Dinner.

Preview the Show, Visit with the Vendors, Bid on great Silent Auction Items, Enjoy Tasty Appetizers, AND then our Viva Los Vaqueros Dinner to be held at the festive Historical Museum. Musical entertainment by Steve Woods.


Viva los Vaqueros Preview Party and Dinner

Tickets   $70 museum members      $80 Non-members

Tickets include preview show, appetizers, delicious dinner, a complimentary drink, entertainment, silent and live auctions

Friday ~ November 13, 2015
4:30 p.m. Museum Gates Open at 4:30 pm
Viva Los Vaqueros Preview & Appetizers
6:30 pm Viva Los Vaqueros Dinner is served
7:15 pm Special Recognition Honoring Jim and Linda Grimm for their contribution to the preservation of Vaquero Art and Culture.

Musical entertainment and live auction

* Click here for List of Vaquero Show Exhibitors
Saturday* November 14, 2015
Vaquero Show & Sale * SYV Historical Museum
Show Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$5 one-day admission
11:00 a.m. Pat Puckett, roper extraordinaire, demonstrates his art
Lunch Cowboy BBQ Sandwich Lunch
2:00 p.m. Ramon Beccera demonstrates his bare back roping skills

Music throughout the day by Tony Ybarra
5:00 p.m. Show Closes
6:00 p.m. NEW EVENT – "An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Humor" with Waddie Mitchell, nationally renowned cowboy poet, will entertain with his poetry and “down home” humor.
Tickets $20 each
Purchase tickets here or at the Museum
An evening with Waddie Mitchell
Sunday* November 15, 2015
Vaquero Show & Sale * SYV Historical Museum
Show Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$5 one-day admission
Lunch Cowboy BBQ Sandwich Lunch
11:00 a.m. Jeff Derby demonstrates his unique Vaquero horsemanship
1:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing – winner need not be present to win
3:00 p.m. 2015 Vaquero Show closes
Cowboy lunch and no-host cocktails available both Saturday and Sunday

“Tickets for the Viva Los Vaqueros preview & dinner, Waddie Mitchell performance and Show Admission tickets are available here and at the Museum. Call (805) 688-7889 to order or for more information.

Vaquero Show Exhibitors

Victoria Adams
Silverwork, Jewelry

Brad Bartholomay
Western Movie Posters
Ann Bates
Ann Bates Custom Braiding

David Belongie & Angela Wilson
Golden Forge Custom Designs

Larry Bitterman
Old Frontier Clothing

Ron Butler
Butler’s Saddle Shop

Nancy Caldwell
Caldwell Estate

Merlin Carlson
Old Adobe Traders

Don & Dorine Caswell
Caswell Trading Company
Carl Ciliax
Vaquero Sculptor

Barbara Couture
Couture West

Griff Durham
Vaquero Gear Collector & Historian

Gary Field
Field Family Bits & Spurs

Terri Fosson
The Vintage Vaquera

Bruce Haener
Haener Bits & Spurs

Oarlie Hayes
Oarlie’s Antiques

Marti Miller Hubbell
Cowboy Artist

Chuck Irwin
Bit Maker, Rawhide Braider

Kelly Johnston
Johnston Leather

Bryan Kunic
Tully HoleSaddlery

Deborah Kunic
Deborah Kunic Vaquero Art

Ned & Jody Martin
Hawk Hill Press

David Matuszak
Pacific Sunset Publishing

Terrance McGowan
McGowan Saddlery

Joe Milazzo
Milazzo Artworks

Vel Miller
Western Interpretations

Hal Moldenhauer
Stitchin’ Horse Ranch

Kevin Murphy
KJ Murphys Custom Hatter

Danny & Dena Neill
Western/Vintage Collectibles

Esteban Osuna
Ozuna Boot Company

Sara Owen & Dennis Domingos

John Prevost
Prevost Trading Company

Bill Reynolds
Old Cowdogs

Michael Rhoads
Flathat Trading & Publishing

Paula Rodgers
Hilltop Saddlery

Dorothy Rogers
California Classics

Dick & JoAnn Roll
J. D. Enterprises

Bruce Sandifer
Sandifer California Bridle Horse

Don Shorts
The Old California Store

Susan Jensen & Paul Singer
J & S Productions

Sally Smith
Joelle Smith Western Art

Glenn Stein
Bits & Spurs

Phil Tognazzini
Vaquero Etchings

Chris West
Boot Purse Barn

Kristy White
Faith Leather

Chuck Willcox
Iron Hand Enterprise

Jim Zimmerman
Old Style Rawhide Braiding





Vaquero Show - Susie tries on Chaps


Doug Cox Working on a Saddle