Early Californios Skills of the Rancho February 7-9, 2014
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Early Californios Skills of the Rancho February 7th, 8th & 9th 2014. The poster below provides an overview of this event.Keep reading or click the options on the left sidebar to see more information about Events, General Rules, Entry, Judging, and Accommodations.
We thought it would be difficult to find artwork that could equal Karmel Timmons’ drawing “Teamwork” on the Californio Bridlehorse Association’s (CBA) 2013 inaugural event poster. We were wrong.
Shortly after the Early Californios Skills of the Rancho event we received a photo taken by Brandon Bessey from that competition of one competitor who stood out as a representative of what the Skills event was about. That competitor was Jay Harney.
Jay not only represented the Californios with his dress and gear, but also his style, support, encouragement, and enjoyment in carrying on a California tradition he so loved. Jay was on winning teams in the Open Sort & Rope, the Open Alley Sorting, the Viejo Sort and Rope and received the Top Hand Open award.
Jay left the CBA event in Santa Ynez last February with a gracious smile and told everyone he’d be seeing us all next year at the Skills competition. What many of us didn’t know at that time was Jay was near the end of a hard fought battle with cancer. We lost Jay on June 20th, 2013.
Before Jay’s passing he saw a preview of the 2014 Early Californios Skills of the Rancho poster. Both he and his wife Judy approved and were pleased with our final poster design.
In Jay we lost an incredible friend, husband, father, bridle horseman, and stockman. The CBA is honored to have Jay Harney on our 2014 poster. We think Jay will be watching over all of us at the CBA event next February. After all, he said he would!
The Early Californios Skills of the Rancho includes these competitive events:
For a detailed description of each of these events, click here.
This competition was designed to preserve and pass on the values and skills of the early Californio stockmen and bridle men. All competitors should try their best to uphold these values throughout the entire competition whether in the arena or not.
Respect should be shown to horses, cattle and other competitors at all times.
Early Californios Skills of the Rancho will be used to evaluate intermediate division.
Click here to see a list of General Rules governing the event.
Skills Judging Guide
Click here for the "Skills Judging Guide."
Dry camping will be available beginning Wednesday, February 5th at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center.
The Pea Soup Andersen's Inn is offering special rates for this event (ask for the Bruce Sandifer Special). A limited block of rooms will be held until January 6, 2014. Call 800.732.7687 or 805.688.3216 for reservations.Visit this link to identify other local accommodatons: Santa Ynez Valley Accommodations.
To secure your entry for the Early Californios Skills of the Rancho, use this Entry Form. Mail your completed form with your check to:
Arlene Morgan 60559 Sugar Factory Road Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Make checks payable to CBA (Californio Bridlehorse Association).
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 15, 2013. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN.You can phone Arlene at 308-641-2028 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see the list of competitors currently registered for this year's event.
Click here to see the Order of Go for the 2014 Early Californios Skills of the Rancho competitive events.
Click here to see the list of vendors who are participating in the 2014 Early Californios Skills of the Rancho.
This event is held at:
Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center 195 North Refugio Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Click here to see a map.
Click here to see the list of posted winners for the 2014 Early Californios Skills of the Rancho.
International Association for the Preservation of Early Californio Bridlehorses and Stockmanship, DBA Californio Bridlehorse Association, a nonprofit 501c3 organization.