The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Saddle Horse Show Parade, which was held in downtown Hollister preceding the annual Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

“Everyone who came out this year had a good time and we thank the participants for their spirit, hard work and effort to participate in this county tradition,” said Juli Vieira, CEO of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce.

2016 Saddle Horse Show Parade Winners

Best of Show: San Benito High School ASB, Cheer and Band

Equestrian Entries: 

1st – San Benito County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

2nd – Cisco Jim, Singing Cowboy

3rd – San Benito County Saddle Horse Show Color Guard 

3rd – Polos Horse Boarding- Leo Casas

3rd- California Rodeo Salinas

Children’s Fun Groups:

2nd – Childcare Providers of Hollister

3rd – Flying Colors Dance Studio


Best Representation:    

1st – Cienega 4-H

 2nd – Ausaymas 4-H

3rd – Pacheco 4-H

Most Spirited:        

1st – San Benito High School (Band, ASB and Cheer)

2nd – Hollister Youth Football Cheer

Culture & Arts:    

Musical Group:    

1st – Hollister Youth Band

 2nd – San Benito Stage Company

Best Cultural Representation:     

2nd – Folklorico Juvenil de Hollister

Best Historical:    

1st – Tiffiany Motors

2nd – Graniterock

3rd – Mark Cori


1st – Women’s Club of Hollister

2nd – San Benito County Democratic Central Committee

2nd – Hollister Airmen Association

3rd – REACH San Benito


1st – A&N Plumbing

2nd – The Garden Mart

3rd – Bishop Motors

3rd – Bracco’s Towing

Vieira added, “The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our corporate sponsors PG&E, Hazel Hawkins Hospital, Graniterock, Greenwood Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick-GMC, Brent Redmond Transportation, San Benito Foods, Four Corners Real Estate Group, Grace & Associates and California Mutual Insurance Company, for their continued support of this San Benito County tradition.” 

Parade judges included Scott Harvey (Hollister Free Lance/New SV Media), Al Castaneda (Dona Esther), Shane Lopez (PG&E), Brenda Weatherly (Hollister Downtown Association) and Juli Vieira (CEO San Benito County Chamber of Commerce.)