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Friday, November 11–Sunday, November 13, 2016


Events include Friday Evening Preview Party & Gala Dinner,
Full Weekend Show & Live Vaquero Roping Demonstrations

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.

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  Mourning Glory
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  The West on Wood
  Dressed to Impress
  Willy Chamberlin Tribute
  Samurai – Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
  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

Vaquero Weekend Schedule

5:00 pm Viva Los Vaqueros Preview Party & Gala Dinner
Early buying privileges, delicious “horse d’ouerves”, complimentary drink & live music by Steve Woods.
6:30 pm Special Recognition ~ Families of Rancho San Julian
Honoring the Poetts and founding families of Rancho San Julian, one of the last, great Spanish-Mexican land grants that remain in the family of the original grantee.
Benefit Live Auction!     NEW TIME!!
7:30 pm

Viva Los Vaqueros Gala Dinner


Gala Dinner tickets, priced at $80 each for Museum Members and $90 each for nonmembers include free admission to the weekend long Vaquero show and all roping demonstrations


We have a great new “Live Vaquero Skills” format this year!

Traditional Californio Vaquero clinicians Pat & Deb Puckett, Bruce Sandifer & local Vaquero ropers will demonstrate the unique styles of the Californio Vaquero Tradition working with their Bridle Horses and cattle throughout the weekend. You will learn the timeless methods the early Californio Vaqueros used to work cattle in the safest, most humane ways on the vast open range.

Saturday*, November 12, 2016
Show Hours: 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm    $5 one-day admission
11:00 am Vaquero Roping Demonstration
Live cattle roping will demonstrate different loops, such as the Houlihan, del Viento & Johnny Blocker, which the Vaquero used for different situations when doctoring or branding cattle. Fascinating to see!

2:00 pm Vaquero Roping Demonstration

3:00 pm Vaquero Roping Demonstration

* Music throughout the day by popular musician Ron Miller of the Full Gallop Band

6:00 -8:30 pm

"Cowboy Campfire" - Gather around a cozy campfire for an evening of chili & corn bread, cowboy poetry by Dan Hess and Western music by local favorite Art Green –Tickets still available! Purchase tickets below


Sunday*, November 13, 2016
Show Hours: 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm    $5 one-day admission
11:00 am Vaquero Roping Demonstration

* Music throughout the afternoon by Owen Johnston

1:00 pm Vaquero Show Raffle Drawing
One-of-a-kind bridle set handcrafted by four noted artisans: beautiful headstall by Doug Cox, with silver appointments by Old Cow Dogs, bit by renown bit maker Chuck Irwin, reins by Bruce Haener, bosal and braided rope by Bruce Sandifer.

Cowboy Lunch & No-Host Cocktails available Saturday & Sunday

Vaquero Show and Sale Day Tickets

Cowboy Campfire Saturday Nov. 12

All proceeds from the Vaquero Show benefit the non-profit Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House in its mission to collect, preserve and share the rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley and to tell the early western transportation story.

The Vaquero Show is a community event, sponsored, in part, by the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association, museum members and local business supporters.

Information and advanced ticket sales for the Viva Los Vaqueros Party & Gala Dinner are available online, at the Museum, 3596 Sagunto Street, or by calling 805-688-7889.

Exhibitors at 32th Annual Vaquero Show

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
Boone Campbell
Campbell Horse Training
Don & Dorine Caswell
Caswell Trading Company
Griff Durham
(Vaquero Gear Collector & Historian)
Gary Field
Field Family Bits & Spurs
Terri Fosson
The Vintage Vaquera
Manuel Gonzales
(Silversmith, Engraving)
Bruce Haener
Haener Bits & Spurs
Oarlie Hayes
Oarlie’s Antiques
Marti Miller Hubbell
(Cowboy Art)
Chuck Irwin
(Bit Maker, Rawhide Braider )
Kelly Johnston
Johnston Leather
Bryan Kunic
Tully HoleSaddlery
Deborah Kunic
Deborah Kunic Vaquero Art
Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee Art
David Matuszak
Pacific Sunset Publishing
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
Bill Reynolds
Old Cowdogs
Paula Rogers
Hilltop Saddlery
Dorothy Rogers
California Classics
Dick & JoAnn Roll
J. D. Enterprises
Bruce Sandifer
California Bridle Horse Assoc.
Don Shorts
The Old California Store
Susan Jensen & Paul Singer
J & S Productions
Sally Smith
Joelle Smith Western Art
Glenn Stein
Glenn Stein Horse Tack
Linda Stern
Ranahan Rags
Jim Stuckenberg
(Bronzes, Drawings)
Phil Tognazzini
(Vaquero Artist )
Chris West
Chris West Originals
Kristy White
(Faith Leather Design)

Vaquero Show - Susie tries on Chaps