Art & Culture

Dressing up downtown Hollister for Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Sacred Heart students get downtown Hollister ready for Horse Show Days

Sacred Heart Parish School students grades took on an art project in downtown Hollister this week. The first- through eighth-graders painted storefront windows along San Benito Street in preparation for the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

This year, the county celebrates the 82nd year of this historic event held at Bolado Park. Paint for the young artists was donated by the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Among the merchants welcoming the artwork were: DeLux Hair Salon, San Benito Bene, Fireplace Depot, Hope Services, Mars Hill Coffee, She's and Edward Jones. 

This event would not have come about without the tireless dedication of Gillian Enz and Rebecca Wolf, the heart and soul behind one of the few authentic old-time horse shows left in California.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26th, 7:00 P.M.  

SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, 1:30 P.M.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, 1:30 P.M.



All seats are reserved in our shaded Grandstand and all ticket sales are final.

Friday night seats are $7.00 for Adults
Toddlers through 11 years old are $4.00
Babes in arms are free

Saturday and Sunday seats are $10.00 for Adults
Toddlers through 11 years old are $4.00
Babes in arms are free

Where to Buy Tickets – In Person

Rodeo Office at Bolado Park, 9000 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, CA [Map it]
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, except during the Rodeo when we're always open
Accepts Cash, Checks, Credit Cards

Ranchers Feed, 354 First St, Hollister, CA [Map it]
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm
Accepts Cash, Checks, Credit Cards
You can purchase tickets here from May 26th through June 25th

Where to Buy Tickets – By Mail

Tickets can be obtained by printing the 2014 Pre-Order Tickets Form HERE
Mail the form to P.O. Box 56, Hollister, CA 95024
Include a check payable to the S.B.C. Saddle Horse Association
Please indicate the desired seat location

Where to Buy Tickets – By Phone

Rodeo office at (831) 628-3545 Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm to reserve seats
Credit cards can be used to pay for the tickets over the phone
Tickets can be held at will call which accepts cash or checks only

Click here for more information about the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo.

Click here to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities.


Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.