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2019 contestant information

Eligibility Requirements

Entries will be open to bona fide residents or real property taxpayers of San Benito County who have been so for at least 30 days prior to the start of the show AND TO PAST CONTESTANTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SHOW IN THE PAST 5 YEARS. People who are fully employed in San Benito County (but do not live in the county) are also eligible to enter. Any horse entered in the Rodeo must be owned by someone who would be eligible to be a contestant. Please see our important documents page for the CA State Rules, Exhibitor Handbook, and Jackpot Roping Information.

Contestant Application

We are now accepting contestant applications!

*NEW THIS YEAR*Apply online and use a credit card to pay your fees.

You will receive a receipt via e-mail.

If you'd like to apply via physical application, download the above form, print and submit to us.

By Mail:
San Benito County Saddle Horse Association
P.O. Box 56, Hollister, CA 95024

Bolado Park Entry Office
9000 Airline Hwy., Tres Pinos, CA 95075
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fax: (831) 628-3551

Email: office@sanbenitocountyrodeo.com

Deadline to Enter

The LAST DAY to accept entries is FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

  • Physical applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm at the Bolado Park office.
  • Mailed entries will be accepted if USPS postmarked on or before June 8, 2018.
  • Metered mail will not be accepted unless received by June 8, 2018.
  • Online entry form will automatically close at 6pm.