The mission of the Cowpoke Foundation is to preserve and promote the American cowboy heritage. Our premier event is the Cowpoke Fall Gathering where cowboy poetry, music and storytelling reinforce the “cowboy way” at the heart of Western traditions. Educational programs in local schools and youth performances at The Fall Gathering ensure that this heritage continues by exposing young people to these oral folk art forms.

We are a 501(c)(3), and 100% of the proceeds from the Cowpoke Fall Gathering will go to local charities.

This year’s beneficiaries are:

  • Ride to Walk: A therapeutic horseback riding program for neurologically disabled children, located in Lincoln, Ca.
  • South Placer Heritage Foundation: For the continued support in the renovation of the Blue Goose Event Center.
  • Wellness Within: Chosen for this year’s “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” program. A non-profit Mind-Body Wellness Center offering free services to patients, survivors, and families coping with the stress of cancer.