Club roping April 14 & 15 2018

Newcomer Emma Riley get a lesson from Elvim Walt.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18
Newcomer Emma Riley get a lesson from Elvim Walt.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18

Jim McDougall gives a lesson on tying down a calf.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18
Jim McDougall gives a lesson on  tying down a calf.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18

Elvin Walt sets up side arm shots for the ladies in the break-a-way pen.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18
Elvin Walt sets up side arm shots for the ladies in the break-a-way pen.Buffalo Meadows.4.15.18

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Message from Dave

Californio Ranch Ropers,

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

We had a great time last weekend at Buffalo Meadows and a good turnout. It was a great mix of new and familiar faces. Good to see Vic and Gil Saturday and hear that everything was safe for them in the fire zone.

As usual, thanks to Jim McDougall and Elvin Walt for their roping tips. It was particularly good to see Elvin back in the saddle again.

I’ll be contacting Sandy when she returns from NFR to schedule out next gathering in April. Let me know asap what weekends work best for you in April.

Wish you all the best for the holidays,
Dave Matuszak

Dave Matuszak on his young Paint sets up a head hot  for Tim Padgett
Dave Matuszak on his young Paint sets up a head hot for Tim Padgett
Jack Dugan heads while Dylan Baudouine
Jack Dugan heads while Dylan Baudouine

 

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Message from Dave

Californio Ranch Ropers,

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Our inaugural gathering at Buffalo Meadows Ranch was an overwhelming success thanks to the hard work of Jim McDougall and Elvin Walt. Elvin and Jim led the way in setting up and breaking down panels as well as instruction in our break-a-way pen.

Thanks too to ranch managers, Bill and Sandy, for their organizational and set up work.

I will soon be contacting Sandy to schedule our next gathering. How does the weekend of June 17 & 18 sound, if it’s available? Let me know and I will try to nail down those dates.

Don’t forget Pete Taylor’s event on April 28th to 30th.

Until next time, happy trails,
Dave Matuszak

 

The Austel family demonstrate the art of ranch roping in the break-away pen at Buffalo Meadows Ranch.

Liz Austel

Liz Austel.4.9.17

“Big John” Austel

John Austel.4.9.17

Josh Austel

Josh Austel.4.9.17

Jake Austel

Jake Austel.4.9.17

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Mark your calendar now.

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December 2015 dates

Californio Ranch Ropers,

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

It was great to see old friends at our recent roping at Reed Valley. A
“heal up fast wish” to Gill and Victor who were not able to rope with
us. Congratulations to Leo for roping his first cow in the break-a-way
pen !! (Brian, please email me a pic of that. Kim will help you with the
technology…)

If anybody else took good pics that weekend, please email them to Mike
for use on our website.

Pending availability of cattle, our next gathering is scheduled for Reed
Valley Ranch on December 19th & 20th. Get your reservations in early, we
ran out of space last time. (Space limited to 20)

Happy trails,
Dave Matuszak

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Club Update new date for roping at Reed Valley Ranch

Californio Ranch Ropers:

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

I’ve been in contact with Don & Janet. Janet continues to keep up the good fight. (Keep her in your prayers.)

The herd is replenishing as the drought begins to ease a bit. The new cows will be ready for us to rope by August.

We will resume roping at Reed Valley Ranch on the weekend of August 15th & 16th. Mark your calendars.

Until then, I hope to see you at the Early Skills of the Rancho on June 5-7.

Dave Matuszak

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Club Update

Californio Ranch Ropers:

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

The Santa Ynez roping in February was an outstanding event again. Hats off to Bruce and all responsible for all the hard work. Many of our club ropers were there. Good to see familiar faces.

Our members competed well in all divisions. Mike Tarrant was outstanding. Best we’ve seen him rope. All his hard work practicing is paying off. Congratulations, Mike!

In case you haven’t heard, our April roping has been cancelled at Reed Valley Ranch. The drought has taken a toll on the herd there and we will reschedule when the herd is replenished.

Hope to see you down the trail,
Dave Matuszak

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