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2017 CALENDAR

 

February 22 - 26
Lyons, Liverett, Cameron, De Frates Event

March 3 - 5
Barb's Wild Weekend

March 9 - 12
Piper Mackay Photography Workshop

March 16 - 19
Dude Ranch Weekend

March 23 - 26
Dude Ranch Weekend

April 5 - 9
Spring Cowboy Academy

April 20 - 23
V6 Cattle Drive

May 3 - 7
Wrangler Ride

May 4 -7
V6 Cattle Drive

May 11 - 14
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

May 16 - 19
Richard Winters Horsemanship All Women’s Horsemanship Retreat

May 18 - 21
V6 Ranch Cattle Drive

May 19 - 25
Richard Winters Horsemanship Ride the Rancho

May 26 - 28
Parkfield Rodeo

June 1 - 4
Dude Ranch Weekend

August 9 - 13
Family Style Cowboy Academy

September 9 - 10
WCJRA

September 21 - 24
Bruce Sandifer Clinic

October 5 - 8
Fall Cattle Drive

October 11 - 15
Fall Cowboy Academy

October 19 - 22
Dude Ranch Weekend

October 26 - 29
Dude Ranch Weekend

November 9 - 12
Horsewomen by Grace

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EVENTS:

Spring Cowboy Academy
Join us at the V6 Ranch! All Breeds Welcome!

The Spring Cowboy Academy will be held on the majestic grounds of the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California. The V6 Ranch is nestled in the Cholame Valley, on 20,000 acres in the middle of the picturesque Diablo Mountain Range, half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This ride on the renowned Varian family ranch offers riders a true western working ranch experience, at the rider's pace, within the beauty of Central California mountains. Music and stories will highlight the event, for a full and fun experience. Guests will have trail time as well as the opportunity to work cattle, all while camping outside with their horses and friends. This adds up to an experience reminiscent of a time long ago, but never to be forgotten.

Join legendary Jeff Derby for a true working ranch experience!

Jeff Derby is a life-long student of horses and horsemanship, particularly the traditional California/Vaquero style, will be our clinician again this year. He sees this style of horsemanship as a near perfect combination of artistry and functionality, with its roots in classical Spanish methods.
Visit the website at: www.jeffderby.net

Dates: April 5 -9, 2017
Ages: 8 years and up
Size: maximum group size '50
Cost:
$750 - rate per person, bringing own horse
$950 - rate per person

Fee Includes
The fee includes: camping, all meals, clinics, activities, as well as a limited number of horse corrals (by reservation). The V6 Ranch will serve a delicious home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, as well as beer and wine at special dinners. Meals may be served during rides, in camp, or on the trail.

Accommodations:
The V6 Ranch offers a spacious campground setting nestled in beautiful oak trees. Travel trailers, campers and tents are acceptable. RV patrons may use generators. Electricity is available at the common area of the camp for all riders' use. The campground features shower and bathroom facilities with hot and cold running water. Participants must provide their own sleeping quarters, unless a bunkhouse rental is booked separately (contact Kathleen Green for more information about the bunkhouse). There are 30 water hook-ups available on a first come, first served basis.

The Parkfield Inn is located about 2 miles from camp, has 8 rooms available. Call 805-463-2421 to reserve.

Horse Facilities:
The V6 Ranch will be offering 45 - 10' x 15' portable pipe corrals for horses. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to reserve one. Participants can also bring their own portable corrals, or horses can be trailer tied or high lined between trees. Hay will be available for purchase but it is recommended that you bring your own.

Weather:
April is generally mild. California has some very warm afternoons (possibly in the high 70's), accompanied by some cool nights (down to the chilly 30's). However, weather conditions can be unpredictable, so be sure to prepare for all types of conditions. We suggest you bring a warm jacket, gloves and a fleece pullover so you are prepared for any sudden weather change. You may want to bring a light blanket for your horse as well.

Rental horses
20 horses are available for riders not bringing a horse with them, reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The 50% Deposit Option payment schedule is 50% deposit due with registration form, which will hold your place on the ride; the remaining balance is due by March 1, 2015.

Kathleen Green
5385 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Contact Kathleen at: (818) 371-3464 or via email kvgreen@sbcglobal.net

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