Mark your calendars.

Californio Ranch Ropers:
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Our roping last weekend at Reed Valley Ranch was well attended. Good to see old friends and it was nice to welcome so many new ones.
Plenty of roping was had by all who attended with some lively cows. Once again our thanks to Don and Janet for hosting us.
For those of you who missed the roping, hope you can join us next time. (Vic and Gil, are you still alive??)
Our winter roping at Reed Valley Ranch is scheduled for November 16th & 17th. Mark your calendars now and join us next time.
Happy trails,
Dave Matuszak

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Next Club Roping September 14th & 15th.

Our next roping at Reed Valley will be September 14th & 15th . Please contact Don & Janet and confirm that you will be coming.
 
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Vaquero Fiesta details

Click here to get details about the 2013 Vaquero Fiesta in Alturas

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Spring Roping recap.

Californio Ranch Ropers:
Howdy! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Our spring roping was well attended at Reed Valley Ranch. Thanks again to Don and Janet for hosting us. Lots of good roping and learning was done. Thanks as usual to our veteran ropers: Elvin, Jim M., Ray, Jim W. and others for sharing their expertise with use.
A few incidents in the pens reminds us that there is always more to learn. It also reminds us to stay alert and never take what we do for granted.
I received word from Richard Caldwell that Fiesta Vaquero is a go for 2013. It will be held again in Alturas on August 3rd and 4th. Applications are being taken now. (See the website or Facebook for details.) If you have not attended, I urge you to check it out. It’s a fine event and there is room for all levels of expertise. The drive is well worth the time and effort. If anyone is interested in partnering up, let me know.
Our summer roping at Reed Valley Ranch has been confirmed. Mark your calendars for September 14th and 15th.
Hope to see you down the trail,
Dave Matuszak

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Next club roping April 6th and 7th.

Californio Ranch Ropers:
Howdy! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Our next roping at Reed Valley will be April 6th & 7th. Please contact Don & Janet ASAP and confirm that you will be coming.
 
 
Happy trails,
Dave Matuszak
For those of you not on Facebook, the following is a recap of Bruce’s roping event in Santa Ynez last month. First of all, hats off to Bruce, and all those responsible for hosting a great event. Most of us were pleasantly surprised at the magnitude and quality of the first annual event and look forward to next year.
Photos can be seen at:
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A few more pictures from Santa Ynez

Here are a few more pictures from Santa Ynez i took. Don’t forget to RSVP to Don at Reed Valley Ranch for our next club roping April 6 & 7. (Contact Reed Valley Ranch to Pre-Register. http://www.reedvalleyranch.com/Ranch manager (Don) phone: 951.581.4866)

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IMG_4792, a photo by Mike on Flickr.

Stock Horse Open Bridle winner Robin Bond

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IMG_4791, a photo by Mike on Flickr.

Pro/Am Sort and Rope 1st Gil, 2nd Dave

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Pro/Am Sort and Rope 1st place prize won by Gil

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Patti Martin’s pictures from Early Californio~Skills of the Rancho

Patti Martin is a great photographer and she took a ton of great shots up in Santa Ynez. Be sure to check out her gallery at
Patti Martin Photography on smugmug

Here are just a few of some of our members that attended (and won their share too).

Bruce telling the rules.

Bruce telling the rules.

Tarrant and Puckett.  With Beef on the line.

Tarrant and Puckett. With Beef on the line.

Elena Juarez

Victor Cruz

Gil

P.S. The next club roping will be April 6 & 7 at Reed Valley Ranch.

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