Organizers have announced all the winners in the 2018 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade held on June 16. Ribbons can be picked up at the Community Foundation for San Benito County, located at 829 San Benito Street Suite 200 in Hollister. Winners unable to pick up ribbons, can contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Parade leadership wants to congratulation to all the winners and thank them for taking part in this annual event.
Photos used in this article were taken by local photographer Rene Rodriguez.
Participants were judged by Millard Strohn, Jayme Stewar,t and Margie Barrios
Committee selected Best of Show in honor of Sandy Rose:
Best of Show: Pat Ricotti Bucking Tractor with Elliot French as bronc rider
1st: San Benito High School Marching Band
2nd: Hollister Youth Band
Tie for 1st: E. Clampus Vitas Monterey Viejo 1846 and Hollister Prep School PTO
2nd: Off the Chain, Inc
1st: Santa Anita Ranch Sheep Wagon
2nd: Tiffany Ford Old Model Ts
1st: Grupo Folklorico Carisma Mexicano
2nd: San Benito Dance Academy and Foundation
1st: Mexico en la Piel
Tie for 2nd: Folklorico Juvenil de Hollister and San Benito High School ASB
Equestrian winners judged by the California State Horseman’s Association.
Mini Horse: #46 Gilroy
Future Horsemen and women, 8 yrs. and under: #10 Payton Gillians
Vehicle Class: 1st #24 Gilroy Rodeo Team, 2nd #12 Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Western Rider: 12 yrs and under: #31 Emma Kelly
Sheriff’s Posse: #18 San Benito Co. Sheriff Posse
Working Western Senior: #32 France Haaker
Fancy Dress Western Junior: #38 Elenora Latta
Best Charro Costume: #59 Herencia Mexicana
Plain Western: 1st #11 Corby Fellingham, 2nd #41 California Rodeo Salinas
Mounted Group: #02 San Benito Saddle Horse Show Queens
The Saddle Horse Show leaders said they would like to send out a big thank you to all of their sponsors, spectators, and over 100 volunteers who made this parade such a success.
"Please join us next year for the parade on June 22 at 11:00 am. We promise more excitement and colorful entries," they wrote.
To see the full collection of Rene Rodriguez photos from the event, visit Rene Rodriguez Photography on Facebook. BenitoLink thanks Rene Rodriguez for sharing his photos of the parade.
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