Source: Valley Roadrunner

VC Vaqueros seeking members for this year

May 01, 2014

Have you thought about becoming a member of the Vaqueros? Well now is certainly the time! Memberships are available for singles, families, and extended families. Memberships are for the calendar year, and pro-rated dues are now available.

The Vaqueros are also proud to once again offer a viable candidate for the VC Honorary Mayors Race. The winner is chosen by the drawing of a token before Western Days. The amount of tokens for each candidate is determined by the amount of money they have raised.

Ninety percent of the funds raised will support The Vaqueros Equine Education Foundation. Online donations are accepted at

The first in the Cowboy Challenge Buckle series was held March 22 at the Vaqueros Equestrian Park. The exciting competition highlighted rider and their horsesí skills at obstacles such as water crossing, pole bending, and of course cows! Winners were:

Green Horse/Green Rider: Val Berg on Striker

Youth: Amanda Bartlett on Wendy

Amateur: Madison Wagner on Buckalena

Open: Chad Waldhauser on Spot

The next Cowboy Challenge is scheduled for June 21. You donít need to have participated in the first challenge to come on out and compete!

The Vaqueros have three rails shows on the calendar for 2014. The first was held in March and children and adults participated in showmanship, English, and western and trail classes.

Mark your calendars for July 13 and September 14 for the next two shows.

Not 12 anymore? Well if you still have that spirit that drives you to be the best, come and show us at the Old Timers Show on May 17. The show is run by The Young Riders. They do the set up, announcing, and clean up! Performing for the very first time will be The Vaqueros Drille Posse, an adult drill team recently founded.

Have questions about The Vaqueros? Contact Deanne Sanderson at with inquiries.