National Sorting Cow Horse Association-NSCHA
A & A Equestrian
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Specializing in Dressage, Eventing, Working Cow Horse, Western Dressage, Sorting, Roping Team Penning, Vaquero Training. Full and partial training, boarding and lessons available. We also have schooling horses for beginner riders… join us today to find the horse fun in Santa Ynez!
Price Ranch Inc.
Nicole and Brad Price
Santa Ynez, California 93460 805-217-7433
Western Dressage, Cowboy Dressage, Cutting, Extreme Cowboy Racing, Natural Horsemanship, Working cowhorse, Team penning, Team sorting, Colt starting, Dressage Full service training and lesson facility offering colt starting, western horsemanship, trail training, cow horse, sorting with Brad Price. Dressage and Western Dressage with Nicole Chastain Price, USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction. Trailer-in lessons welcome. Price Ranch, where East Meets West and Learning is Fun!
Valley Penning Association -
P.O. Box 396 Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Based in the Santa Ynez Valley, the Valley Penning Association (VPA) is an organization consisting of 150+ members that compete in Team Penning and Team Sorting during the spring, summer and fall. These two different timed events are working cow horse sports featuring fast-paced action in a friendly and competitive environment. Teams of three riders begin by cutting out cattle, in a numeric sequence (Team Sorting), or 3 head with the same number (Team Penning), then drive them across a line or into a pen in less than 90 seconds. Riders are challenged to read the cows and keep the herd under control in order to achieve the quickest times. Buckles are awarded at every event for the winning Novice, Limited, Open & Mixed teams.