The Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse was started in 1939 and is the oldest existing working posse in California. The Posse has approximately 45 members and participates in parades and rodeos throughout California. Leading the Posse is Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood; along with our elected Command members.
Our organization stands tall and rides proud as we commit to raising funds to assist well deserved organizations many of which focus on the area of child welfare. The Posse conducts fund raising events throughout the year to benefit physically and mentally challenged children in Kern County. This includes a “Kid’s Day at the Kern County Fair for 3,000 children. The Posse sponsors and feeds the children for the day.
Left: Kids Day at the Fair with Frank Maitia Sr., Bill Caughron, Ray Parker, Max Stubbs, Jim Addy, Stu Stuart, Al Salyer, Dave Snedden, Bill Thompson, Joe Ayraud, Bruce Marchbanks, Pete Paynter, Charlie Elwood, Earnie Fergerson. Center: Kids Day at the Fair 1969 with Ray Parker, Jim Addy a Bndruce Marchbanks. Right: Jordan Hot Springs in the High Sierras 1968 with Charlie Dodge and Bruce Marchbanks.