Valley Penning Association
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 time to earn either first, second or third place for the day’s event.
Divisions are made up of three different categories, Novice (rookie), Limited (experienced), and Open (advanced). VPA members consist of individuals, couples, and families that come out to compete – some coming from as far away as San Luis Obispo, Ojai and Canyon Country. VPA also hosts several clinics and other events which are open to members and non-members alike.
For more information about the Valley Penning Association, please contact us at email@example.com or visit us on Facebook under Valley Penning Association.
|Vice President:||Scott Latner*|
2013 Committee Chairs:
|Email and Website:||Ellen Levine*|
|Newsletter:||Stew Moore* / Lee Anne Edie|
|Cattle:||Brian Klejeski* / Scott Latner*|
* INDICATES VPA DIRECTORS
VPA Board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:00pm at the Rabobank Conference Room in Solvang.
All members are welcome to attend the monthly Board Meetings. If you plan to attend, please touch base with a board member to confirm date & time.
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Gerald Williams Memorial Arena in Buellton, CA. For directions to the arena click the link below.
If you have any questions regarding events, teams, ratings, etc. please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.