Kenneth Moore (#902) prepares for the gates to open and the bull to be released. Photo courtesy of Kenneth Moore.

Sports & Recreation

Three Hollister teens represent California at national rodeo finals

Kenneth Moore and Tucker and Jake Bourdet reflect on their time in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

George Rose Jr.won the Hackamore Class in 1964. Here he is accepting the award on Princess Nile. Photo courtesy Tammy Rose.

Features

Down Memory Lane: Stars of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Recalling some of the well-known horses that have entertained crowds at Bolado Park.

Lilla Bell weaves through a series of poles on her horse in the 14-18 year old pole bending division at San Benito County Fair's Junior Rodeo in 2017. Bell will compete at the Gilroy Rodeo this weekend. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Agriculture

SBC locals gearing up for Gilroy Rodeo

Numerous county residents are competing.

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French and Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith at this year's Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. File photo.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister local named Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Kelsee French wins competition; will represent for an entire year.

Blane Strohn and Craig Slibsager pose with Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith, along with their team roping buckles. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

86th annual Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo a family affair

Cousins Blane Strohn and Craig Slibsager take home top honors in team roping.

Derek Lacasa and Pat Ricotti entertain the crowd on their bucking tractor. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

2019 Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade winners revealed

Groups and individuals placed in categories like Best Commercial Float and Drill/Dance.

Dave Wright looks over the wagon, assessing the project before taking it on. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

On the road again

A 100-plus-year-old sheepherder’s wagon is rebuilt for the Downtown Parade.

Bonnie Mansmith is Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019. Photo courtesy of Corissa King.

San Benito Lifestyle

Bonnie Mansmith named Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019

The new rodeo queen will make an appearance on horseback at the annual Saddle Horse Show Parade in downtown Hollister on Saturday, June 22.

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be crowned June 15

Two contestants vie for year-long honor.

Roping at the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. Photo by Joshua Miller.

San Benito Lifestyle

2019 Saddle Horse Show roping in a new era

Event changes up its food and entertainment offerings.

Local high school rodeo state finals qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Liz Westrick.

Agriculture

Local rodeo athletes competing at state finals

They’ll be representing San Benito County at two upcoming events. Top athletes move on to nationals.

Generations of Slash Cross Bucking horses, owned by Elliot and Emily French, at the 2018 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo entries open

Last day to submit application is Friday, June 14.

Garrett Mansmith and other 4H members repairing the Bolado Park rodeo grounds. Photo provided by Shannon Mansmith.

Agriculture

4H members give back to community with All Star projects

Gracie and Garrett Mansmith give socks to seniors and make repairs to Bolado Park rodeo grounds.

San Benito County students at the California High School Rodeo Association’s Challenge of Champions rodeo. Photo courtesy of Nikki Bell.

Agriculture

Local athletes compete at Challenge of Champions rodeo

SBHS students place in multiple events.

Pat Ricotti and Elliott French showcasing their “bucking tractor” during the 2018 Downtown Parade. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle

Saddle Horse Show seeks entries for downtown parade

Annual event that celebrates vaquero and ranching traditions started in 1932.