Please no dogs. Thank you.

NOTE: Entries will open August 1st

Mark your calendars! And be sure to add your email to our list (if you haven't already) to stay in-the-loop!

The Ranch Roundup has become the community event we all wished for, and it is due entirely to the long hours and commitment made by our many devoted volunteers. Would you consider joining us? We need help before, during and after the event, and any amount of time you can commit we are grateful for! Please drop us a line and let us know how you would like to contribute!
Ranch Roundup

Tully Hole Saddlery

TullyHole256Custom horse gear

Bryan Kunic
Tres Pinos, CA
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Cachagua Volunteer Firefighters

cachaguaFire435Providing EMT service during the event. Please support these volunteers by purchasing their very cool t-shirts, sweatshirts and plants in neat pots
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2017 Judges

We are delighted to announce our judges for this year’s Ranch Roundup:

mike-lund-cutsBruceSandifer197hMIKE LUND of San Luis Obispo, CA will judge Cutting on Saturday, and Ranch Horse, Buckaroo and Reining classes on Sunday.

BRUCE SANDIFER of Santa Barbara, CA will judge the Old Style Reata Roping on Sunday.

PATTY KNUDSON of Paso Robles, CA will judge Ranch Trail & Ranch Riding on Saturday.
Finally, HECK HURLEY of King City will be our Calf Doctor official!

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Adriana Mar

adrianamarFiber Artist, women's clothing and accessories designer, soft sole baby shoe maker

Adriana Mar
Watsonville, CA
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Fun Stuff Designs

funstuffOne of a kind, hand made crochet hats and scarves

Jean Terauds
Santa Cruz, CA
Posted in 2017

Field Family Bits & Spurs

FieldsFamilyBitsAndSpursHandmade bits, spurs, conchos, rein chains. We are a family business specializing in bit and spur making in the Vaquero tradition. Gary is a 5th generation bit and spur maker who produces beautiful, hand-made works of art that are also very useable.

Patti & Gary Field
Lompoc, CA
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2016 Arena Banner Sponsors

Here they are all in one place! Be sure to give our fine sponsors your business in the coming year.

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2016 Placings and Scoresheets

45442_423376701967_4186984_nCurious as to how it all shook out? Class results can be found at this link.

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40 Year Old Club Flag

img_0835Wow! How cool is this? The Club’s old flag, from the early 1970’s, mended, back up and ready for the Roundup thanks to Debra at the Silver Treadle in the Camel Valley Village. Below is another image, from our friends at the Carmel Valley Historical Society, that shows the flag in action 40 years ago:cvtsc-parade-horses-2

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Pat Areias Silver Buckle

areiasLOOK FOR IT IN THE SILENT AUCTION: a beautiful, one-of-a-kind silver creation by Pat Areias. Value: $495. Gorgeous!

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History Book Set

HistoryBooksIn conjunction with the Carmel Valley Historical Society, we are offering FOR SALE at the Roundup a set of 3 wonderful history books (125 pgs total). These books bring to life the early days of ranching in Carmel Valley, from about 1880 on. These books detail several founding families and contain many historical photos from private collections never previously published. Sales benefit the Carmel Valley Historical Society and the Carmel Valley Equine Education Alliance. Click here to order:

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2016 Awards

ChampionWow! They’re here, and GORGEOUS!



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Silent Auction

NewcalfpicWant to help with the Ranch Roundup? Donating to our Silent Auction is a great way to participate! Books, art, music, new or gently used clothing, household items, tack or stable supplies. If you’re a business, consider helping the Roundup and promoting yourself at the same time by donating product or a gift certificate! Call Carol Kurtz at 831-214-4223 or email Carol for more info.

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Far & Wide

ENTRIES are starting to pour in, and I thought it would be fun to see a map of where you all are coming from:
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2016 Judges

We are delighted to announce our judges for this year’s event:


RAMONA KOCH of Paicines, CA will judge Ranch Trail and Ranch Riding on Saturday, and Ranch Horse, Buckaroo and Reining classes on Sunday.

BRUCE SANDIFER of Montecito, CA will judge the Old Style Reata Roping on Sunday.

BOB PAVETTI will judge Ranch Cutting on Saturday.

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2016 Flyer

flyer-8.5inx11in-h-frontHere is our 2016 flyer! Please post and share. Many thanks to local artist Patty Gaglioti for her wonderful artwork.

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2016 Paybacks

regboothThis year we are adding or increasing paybacks for most classes. 2016 paybacks will be $20 from each entry in these classes: Cutting, Calf Doctor, Rancher’s Choice, Sorting, Ranch Horse, Buckaroo, Four-Man Branding, Ladies/Mixed Roping and Reata Roping. (Only a few classes will not have paybacks: Trail, Ranch Riding, Reining, Jr/Sr Roping and Jr/Sr Rancher’s Choice). We think this will add to a fun, competitive weekend!

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Changes to Sorting Class

sorting250wThis year we are extending the time limit on our popular Two-man Ranch Sorting class to 90 seconds. Stay tuned for entries to open August 1.

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First Sponsor of 2016!

A big THANK YOU goes out to long-time sponsor Monterey’s Fish House on Del Monte Ave. They are our first sponsor for 2016! Sponsorship is a great way to support our event and promote your business at the same time.

Donations assist with operating costs as well as the purchase of quality prizes awarded to our contestants. To show our appreciation for your donation, your business or name will be listed on the Roundup’s website, Facebook page and program. Major sponsors who donate $300 or more will have their business featured on a 4 x 10 foot banner which will hang in our main arena. Donors of $200 or more will receive an advertising ‘badge’ on our website. These are great ways to promote your business.

Please note that we offer two payment options. You can fill out and mail a form or donate using a credit card. An acknowledgement will sent to you upon receipt of your donation. We thank you for your consideration.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to call us at (831) 659-4045 or email We will get right back to you.

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2017 Sponsors

These folks make it happen!
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Kiddie Korral

GOT KIDS AGED 3 AND UP? Be sure to stop by the Kiddie Korral. Arts, crafts and other fun activities are scheduled for all day both days on the lawn. Everything is FREE (although donations are greatly appreciated). Stick Horse Races and Bouncy Horse Races are scheduled during the lunch hour on Saturday.