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September 9 - 11
WCJRA Finals

September 22-25
Bruce Sandifer California Vaquero Workshop

October 6 - 9
V6 Ranch Cattle Drive

October 7 - 9
Lester Buckley & Julie Renfro-Cross Clinic

October 12 - 16
Fall Cowboy Academy

October 15 - 16
Artisan's Fall Roundup

October 20 - 23
Dude Ranch Weekend

October 27 - 30
Dude Ranch Weekend

November 4-10
Richard Winters, Ride the Rancho, a True Horsemanship Experience

November 10-13
Horsewoman by Grace


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

March 30 - April 2
V6 Cattle Drive

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 Weekend

May 18 - 21
V6 Cattle Drive

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

May 19 - 25
Richard Winters Ride the Rancho

May 26 - 28
24th Annual Parkfield Rodeo

June 1 - 4
Dude Ranch Weekend

August 9 -13
Family Style Cowboy Academy

October 5 - 8
V6 Cattle Drive

October 19 - 22
Dude Ranch Weekend

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Join the fun on an Authentic Cattle Drive on the V6 Ranch. Plan on a great adventure, from riding one of the ranch horses selected according to your riding ability, to beautiful scenery, delicious ranch style food, and plenty of cattle work.

The V6 Ranch Traditional Cattle Drives provide a chance to see a unique part of the untouched Central California landscape. We offer four cattle drives a year. Three in the spring and one in the fall. The Cattle Drives allow guests to help us drive our cattle to different locations on the ranch as a part of our rotational grazing program. In the spring the wildflowers abound and along with green grass give a feeling of newness to the landscape. It is a chance to connect with this landscape while riding a V6 Ranch raised and trained horse that is coordinated with your riding ability.

2016 Spring Cattle Drives
  October 6 - 9
2017 Spring Cattle Drives
  March 3 - April 2
  April 20 - 23
  May 4 - 7
  May 18 - 21
  October 5 -8

The ride officially starts with dinner on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Parkfield Cafe and ends around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

8 years and up

Maximum group size 25

Sponsored by:
Jack and Zee Varian

: $950 per person, $400 deposit required

Fee Includes:
All food from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch, ranch raised quarter horse, unlimited riding, campfire entertainment, experienced wrangler instruction, not to mention wonderful conversation and stunning scenery.

We camp out at our Mustang Camp way at the top of the V6 Ranch. You can either bring a tent or camp out under the stars.  There are no lights and it makes for great star gazing.  Bathrooms and showers are available.  Food is cooked by Lilly Varian Massey and her crew.  Meals will be served from Friday dinner to Monday lunch and are absolutely delicious!

Horse Facilities:
The horses will camp out with us at the Mustang Camp. If you are bringing your own horse there are plenty of stalls available for them.

We ask our guests to dress in layers as it is cool in the morning and again at night. Typically the days are filled with sunshine and are just the perfect temperature. We do ask for you to wear smooth soled boots with a heel for riding and a hat or helmet.

For more information call Jack and Zee at (805) 463-2371 or John at (805) 441-3507

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