Board Member- Kaitlynn Mault

​Kaitlynn and her family and moved to Valley Center in 2019. Both Kaitlynn and her daughter, Macy absolutely love the the Vaqueros events and the welcoming family-oriented environment the club has to offer. Kaitlynn owns three amazing rescue horses Milly, Bud, and Biscuit. In addition to devoting her time as a board member, Kaitlynn is our social media guru!

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this group and I'm excited to see it continue to grow!"

                        Kaitlynn Mault

Vice President- Sharon Murphy
Sharon has lived in Valley Center for 20 years and has owned horses for forty years. She loves Valley Center and it's small-town feel.  She also enjoys a good trail ride and spending time with her daughter, Cate.

"VC Vaqueros is a great place to meet and compete with others who may share my passion for the horse "lifestyle". It is a way of life. I am blessed to have the time and energy to take care of six horses - Daisy Mae, Savannah, Champ, Maverick, Angel , and Wiley."

​                      Sharon Murphy

​Treasurer- Kristi Conway

Kristi has lived in Valley Center for 10 years. Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, two amazing animal crazy kiddos and a menagerie of furry, four-legged and feathered family members too. She is excited to be a member of the Valley Center Vaqueros board and contribute to our wonderful family-friendly, horse-loving atmosphere. If you see Kristi around, don't hesitate to say “Hi!” she is always up for a chat!


2022 Vaqueros Board

Board Member- Lisa Burkhard

 Lisa grew up her in Valley Center and has always been a horse enthusiast.  She was so excited to move back to Valley Center as an adult with her family.  Lisa owns four horses, Sabo, Doc, Jackpot and Biscuit. She has quite the affinity for Palominos as three out of her four horses are of that very color. In addition to showing and devoting her time as a board member, Lisa is also our Young Riders event coordinator. 

Cinnamon Claiborne / Secretary


    Board Member- Joey Claiborne 
​The Claiborne Family moved to Valley Center from Vista almost 6 years ago. They own one horse named Ruger, two sheep, a mini pig, ducks/chickens, and four different lizards. They are very active with the Young Riders and Valley Center 4H.  In addition to volunteering his time to the Vaqueros Board, Joey also volunteers as the local 4H club's goat and lamb group leader.

President- ​Julie Picot

 Julie has lived in Valley Center for 16 years and  feels blessed to raise her kids in Valley Center. Julie has several horses that she enjoys showing, trail riding, and  riding in parades. In 2017 Julie and her daughter Samantha were honored to ride with the Vaqueros in the Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition to being club president Julie also volunteers as the the Queen Director for the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. She loves to share her passion for horses by encouraging people to show their horses.  Horse shows are a great way to bond and learn with your horse. 

Board Member- Henry Ramelli

 Henry moved to Valley Center in 2003 and has been a family member of the Vaqueros since 2004.  His family loves the activities and events put on by the Vaqueros.  This is what He is also active in the local churches and Valley Center 4H. In addition to volunteering on the Vaqueros Board, Henry also volunteers his time as our Work Party coordinator. 

 "The family atmosphere of the Vaqueros has encouraged his daughter's love for horses and desire to serve the greater Valley Center community." 

                                 Henry Ramelli

Board Member- Leah Bjerknes

​I have lived in the Valley Center area for 40+ years. I was a member of the Vaqueros’s in the early 80’s through the 90’s. We became members again when the first of our 3 horse crazy girls started riding. I look forward to helping the club continue to grow and provide a wonderful environment for all in our community who love horses. In addition to devoting her time as a board member, Leah also coordinates our Gymkhana series. 


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