J-K Ranch Rendezvous and Mike Beck Ranch Concert

NEW! we have more vendors and lots of tack coming!

J - K Ranch Rendezvous 

Saturday May 26, 2018

All Day from 10AM to 5PM

                          Featuring Mike Beck Saturday Night!

Mike Beck J-K Ranch Concert  

Sat evening May 26, 2018

6 PM   $20 per person

Reservations Requested

Bring a chair!


Email: jbark@caltel.com

Come prepared to hear one of the greatest guitar players and songwriters of our time. Mike is a renowned horseman as well and many of his songs are influenced by his life experience with horses

                                                                                                           Mike Beck with Ramblin' Jack Elliot 

                                                                                                      Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko Nevada 2018 

At the J-K Ranch Rendezvous Saturday...

Join Jim and Karen Hagen for a full day gathering and visiting with friends and family within a California Vaquero influence. Local folks will be here to display their art and goods. Demonstrate Horsemanship and working with Livestock dogs. 

Calaveras community groups Calaveras Grown, Local Grass Raised Beef Producers 

Mike Beck will perform at 6 PM…$20 per person. Please make reservations.

Demonstrations, Presentations:

Ranch Roping Vaquero style featuring our own neighboring ranchers: Coleman Kassik, Shane Lucore

Stockdogs Demo: Long time sheep rancher Billie Hammer with Galaxy Farms

Tack and Gear Swap Shop : Bring your high quality tack items to swap with others. Quality tack, silver bits, reins, hackamores, pack gear and more.

Art, Photography and Wares: Maggie Stillwell, Victoria Boyd Badger Creek Mohair Cinches

Dutch Oven cooking demo: Scot Imus will set up camp and demonstrate some dutch oven cooking skills.

Clif Lynch Saddleworks: Clif will be set up to demonstrate leather stamping, and how he uses some of the tools to make his incredible designs. He will have his tack trailer here also for shopping and special orders.

Sean Kriletich: Regenerative agriculture, planned grazing.

Brad Tarp Braiding: Custom handmade hackamores and bosals.

                   Dry camping available…reserve a spot!

                                La Esperanza Taco Truck 

                     Bring a low back chair for the concert


                                        Please…NO Dogs

Art Exhibits, Handmade Cinches, Wild Rags, Leather         Stamping Demos, Ranch Roping and More!

Victoria Boyd specializes in action packed photography in natural light, she creates beautiful 100% mohair cinches for the comfort of the horse, she paints playful original watercolors and makes 100% cotton wild rags. These items will be available at the Rendezvous or for you to order… Badger Creek Mohair Cinches

Maggie Stillwell is an artist as well as an equestrian and a traveler. "Whether exploring  horseback or on foot my paintings reflect adventure. I use a variety of materials, primarily oil and mixed media in an abstract realism style.I have studied at the Milian Art Institution Arizona and participated in art shows.” Maggie has paintings on display at the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville, Nevada.


Clif Lynch Saddleworks . Clif and Virgie Lynch have been long time friends. Clif has made custom saddles that fit your horse and you perfectly for over 65 years. For those that know me, I have ridden in the saddles Clif built for me for about 40 years and still ride in them every day. He is an extreme artist with leather stamping and makes most of his own tools. Clif will be at the rendezvous demonstrating leather stamping tools and will have his tack shop trailer with many beautiful things for you to shop for. And you can make custom orders. Clif is also a master silversmith engraving jewelry, buckles and saddle ornaments. You won’t want to miss seeing him here.


Ranch Roping in the Vaquero Style:

Coleman Kassik and Shane Lucore are two young cowboys who makeup a great Ranch Roping team at calf brandin’ time. Coleman’s family has ranched here in Calaveras County for generations. He has spent time in the summers on prominent ranches in  northern Nevada working cattle on the range and starting several colts. We are proud to have our neighbor,  Coleman share his skills in the Vaquero style of roping. Shane is a well known horseman in our area starting colts with consideration for the horse and spends his time horseback working cattle.


Tack Swap Shop: Bring your high quality tack to trade with others who bring theirs. Or you can put a price on it if someone wants it. Saddles, tack, bosals and hackamores, rawhide reins, your favorite boots that don’t fit anymore? Don’t forget, the spade bits and rawhide reatas? Western and English tack welcome! Call or email and send me your list for approval…


Brad Tarp Braiding

Hello my name is Brad Tarp. I grew up and live south of Salinas, California. I learned to braid from Bill Dorrance, our neighbor but did not meet him till I was 15 years old. I went to high school with his boys, Billy, Dave and Steve. My cousin Bryan Neubert and I would either ride or drive through our property to get to Bill’s and he spent hours teaching us how to scrape hides, make strings and braiding small projects. Bill also taught us about roping and working cattle. He was a great man and teacher. Since then I still talk to Bryan regularly and we share ideas. Bryan has been a huge help to me in learning new braiding techniques. I play his braiding videos occasionally to remind me about certain buttons.

Local Regenerative Agriculture… 

Presentation by Sean Kriletich 

Designing and managing regenerative agricultural operations is Sean Kriletich’s lifelong passion. For the last 15 years he has been managing his own farm in the foothills of California’s great Sierra Nevada mountains and helping other farms and ranches become the economically and environmentally sustainable operations of their owners’ dreams. Sean focuses on designing and implementing land regenerating systems that turn a profit for their owners. Sean is the Marketing director for Calaveras Grown and has a plethora of knowledge to share. 


Stock Dog Demonstration:

Billie Hammer: Galaxy Farms

Billie Hammer has been in Calaveras County for a long time raising sheep and offering grass fed lambs locally. She also has chickens that provide range fed eggs. Billie is the current President of Calaveras Grown. She and her Kelpie dog will show us how her dog works with her. We will be getting pointers from Billie to help with our dog training.

Redmond Equine Products and Real Salt 

Representative Jane Switzer will be bringing samples of Redmond Salt for equines and humans. Learn why dead sea  ‘salt of the earth’ is so important. 

Jane will have many products and some good information available. Minerals and Daily Gold are products we use daily.

**** Jane will bring samples for you to try for horse and human.

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La Esperanza Mexican Restaurant from San Andreas.

Our local favorite will be at the J-K Ranch to serve food throughout the day. A menu to choose from for you to purchase. ( non- alcoholic beverages for sale only)

                         Check in often…There’s more to come!


                         Brought to you by Jim and Karen Hagen

                   7066 Pool Station RD Angels Camp, CA 95222

© Karen Hagen 2014