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.

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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.

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2019 Saddle Horse Show roping in a new era

Event changes up its food and entertainment offerings.

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.

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Entries open for Miss San Benito Rodeo

Winner will represent the county’s Saddle Horse Association at various events including the California Rodeo in Salinas and San Benito County Fair.

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

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Saddle Horse Show seeks entries for downtown parade

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

Cowboys and cowgirls herded longhorn cattle during the Downtown Parade on Saturday morning. Photo's courtesy of Blaire Strohn.


A San Benito County Tradition Returns to Rodeo Parade

Downtown Hollister was full of excitement and livestock Saturday morning as locals gathered to celebrate the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.



Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo entertains again

A full day of action Saturday will be followed by the third and final day of the annual event at Bolado Park



84th Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo opens with patriotic flair and charging horses

As a few thousand horse lovers and rodeo (pronounced row-day-oh) fans found their way to Bolado Park Event Center on Friday, June 23, the hills were alive with sights, sounds and the smells of a time-honored American event. Strains of music from the Mariachi Alma de Mexico Band, the scent of red wine, hot dogs,

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Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo this weekend at Bolado Park Fairgrounds

It's a busy time for rodeo in San Benito County as participants anticipate this weekend's fun

Four young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 17. Carissa King, third from left, was the winner.

King is queen of the rodeo

Corissa King will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association throughout the year

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2016, Audrey Liddle, hands over the reins this weekend to the 2017 winner.


Rodeo queen to be named Saturday

One of four horsewomen from San Benito County will be selected to represent the county

Abigail Dunnivan of AbbyRoseHeartWorks


Hollister teen chosen to design 2017 San Benito Saddle Horse Show poster

Abigail Dunnivan was recently chosen as the artist for the 2017 Saddle Horse Show poster



Saddle Horse Show Parade winners announced

Participants included local service clubs, businesses, children's groups, sporting teams, musicians and more



Saddle Horse Show Rodeo Scenes

Day 1 of the annual event had something for everyone



Parade heralds return of Saddle Horse Show

Horses, kids, floats and more are part of the annual tradition in downtown Hollister



Saddle Horse Show winners posted

Dozens of contestants recognized for their prowess at the rodeo