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Arabian Horse Farm Tour

Arabian Horse Farm Tour

Arabian Horse Farm Tour

Saturday, September 12   ~   1 pm – 5 pm

Back by popular demand!

After a year’s hiatus the Historical Museum once again presents its popular private tour of amazing Valley horse farms. This year is a special treat as the tour focuses on the Arabian horse. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable and elegant horse breeds in the world.

This year’s horse farm tour guests will have an opportunity to visit four private Arabian horse farms that are breeding and raising horses for clients around the world.You’ll delight to horse demonstrations and "back stage" tours by the ranch owners themselves.

Arabian Horse Farm Tour

Directly following the farm tour attendees will enjoy a fun and festive wine and appetizer reception in the Historical Museum's beautiful courtyard. The event is a fundraiser for the Historical Museum and its upcoming Carriage House upgrade project.

The tour begins from the Historical Museum and each car will receive a map and route to follow. Carpooling is encouraged.

  Facility Rental
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  Samurai - The Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
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  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley
  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
  Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade
  Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Become a Member
  Volunteer Opportunities


Admission fee for the Arabian Horse Farm Tour is $50 per person

To purchase tickets call the Historical Museum (805) 688-7889 or online here. You can also purchase admission to the horse farm tour starting at noon on the day of the event right at the Museum. Hurry and pre-purchase your tickets as this is a very popular event!

Ranch Tour & Reception

31st Annual Vaquero Show & Sale

November 13-15, 2015

Events include Gala Preview Party Extravaganza on Friday
evening Two-Day Show & Equestrian Demonstrations & Concert

Everyone is invited to the 31st Annual Vaquero Show & Sale celebration November 13-15, honoring the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). The Vaqueros developed their unique skills on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship training with the ‘rough and ready’ riding of early California ranchers. In blending these horsemanship styles the Vaqueros created their own distinct method of horsemanship as well as a unique look in apparel, tack, saddles and other horse equipment.

A highlight of the Vaquero Show weekend is the gathering of noted artisans and collectors from throughout the western United States. These artisans who keep true to the Vaquero horse culture and craftsmanship display and sell their hand-tooled leather saddles, braided Vaquero-styled riatas, bridles, reins, and other Vaquero inspired horse tack as well as quality Western artwork, apparel, unique books, memorabilia and jewelry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take in a most unique show and to visit with the artisans who truly inspire with their creativity and skill..

Vaquero Show - Susie tries on Chaps Doug Cox Working on a Saddle

Come join us in November! Visit this page regularly for show updates