Hollister Cowboys. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Cowboys Youth Football and Cheer prepares for competition

Scrimmage games begin a week prior to the Aug. 28 season opener.

Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo


Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

Huston Harbert, All Round Reserve for 8 and under (left) and Gage Holzum, All Round for 8 and under (right). Photo Courtesy Jennifer Holzum.


Life at the Junior Rodeo

Competition means a long day and stiff competition for an eight year old at the San Benito County Junior Rodeo.

And the winner is....the black hat is still most popular.


The Hat Says It All

It's horse show weekend and BenitoLink looks into the subtleties of the cowboy hat

Painting of a cowboy laying out the Figure 8, by Tom Medeiros, a past Bolado Park Manager and Saddle Horse Show Manager.


Figure-8 Roping is unique to San Benito County

Rodeo aficionados love the Figure-8 because it's challenging and authentic

California's Pro Rodeo athletes will perform at the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo. John Chadwell Photo

San Benito Lifestyle

Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo starts June 23

Bolado Park Fairgrounds to host 84th annual event through June 25

Bill Medeiros, Dick Vieira, Rebecca Medeiros Wolf, Irene and Al Silva and Jimmy Hawkins in the mid-1980s.


Local ranching icon Dick Vieira passes away at 90

Horseman worked on the Hawkins Ranch for more than a half-century

Taylor Hurley, of King City, competes in the barrel race.

San Benito Lifestyle

Ranching families bring their way of life to the rodeo

San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo has a long tradition of family involvement.

Wild Cow Milking Contest


Rodeo Just Around the Corner!

The San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo is coming up in June!