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The San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo displays our county’s early Spanish heritage along with activities and skills from present-day ranch life. This old-time competition will bring you back to the early days of San Benito, a county still considered vaquero country to Western aficionados.

Hollister Rodeo Weekend Arrives

June 28, 2019 – At 6 years old, Hailee Westrick dreamed of having a pony. So, the Hollister native entered the goat-tying event at the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo, taking on other competitors her age on horseback.

Bonnie Mansmith named Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019

June 20, 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.

Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo returns with new activities

San Benito County residents are ready to kick up their boots once again at the 86th Annual San Benito County (SBC) Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo, running from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30.

Rodeo parade returns to downtown Hollister

June 22 2019 – The Saddle Horse Parade was Saturday in downtown Hollister. At one of the county’s most cherished traditions, parade watchers saw rodeo-themed floats and participants in advance of the Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo taking place June 28-30. Adam Bell captured these photos at Saturday’s parade.

2019 Saddle Horse Show roping in a new era

June 5, 2019 – Get your taste buds and dance moves ready, because the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo, coming June 28-30, has a new food and entertainment lineup.