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Charreria, a Mexican Tradition

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Basic description of a Charreada.

Basic description of a Charreada.


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  • 1. Charreria, a Mexican Tradition
  • 2. Charreria
    Charrería is a culture, tradition, sport, and art practiced in Mexico and the United States.  A central component of charrería is the charreada.
    The charreada is a festive event that incorporates equestrian competitions and demonstrations, specific costumes and horse trappings, music, and food. 
  • 3. Charrería first captured the imagination of Mexico many centuries ago, and it is still a vibrant part of life and culture for many in Mexico and the United States.  Charrería was born in the sixteenth century when the first horses arrived with the conquerors. 
    In the big fields of the haciendas agriculture and cattle raising developed and evolved, into the culture of the Mexican charro.  By the nineteenth century, people from the large haciendas all over the country organized celebrations in which charrosshowed their skills and competed against each other
    Brief History
  • 4. La Charreada isthemost ‘’Mexican’’ and traditionalparty in Mexico.
    The Charreada takes place in a lienzo charro. Itis a customformanypeopleattendtheseelegeant and disciplinedevents.
    The Charro Teamsdemonstratetheirskillsperformingthe ‘’suertes charras’’ which are thefollowing:
    CALA DE CABALLO
    PÍALES EN EL LIENZO
    COLAS
    ESCARAMUZA
    JINETEADA DE TORO
    TERNA EN EL RUEDO
    JINETEADA DE YEGUA
    MANGANAS A PIE
    PASO DE LA MUERTE
    CHARRO COMPLETO
    Charreada
  • 5. Lienzo Charro
  • 6. Basically, this consists of demonstrating the horses ‘’education’’, it shows how good the horse is.
    Cala de Caballo
  • 7. This performance consists of lassoing the back legs of a horse who is running. The Charro gets three opportunities.
    Piales en el Lienzo
  • 8. In this performance the Charro has to grab the running cow by the tail to try to bring it down.
    Colas
  • 9. This performance generally involves 8 women Charras who demonstrate musical choreographies with their horses.
    Escaramuza
  • 10. This performance consists of riding a bull until the Charro falls down. It is like the rodeo performances in the United States.
    Jineteada de Toro
  • 11. This performance consists of three Charros riding their horses, they have to ‘lasso’ a bull down.
    Terna en el ruedo
  • 12. This performance consists of a Charro riding a wild/angry horse. Basically the same as the jineteo de toro.
    Jineteada de Yegua
  • 13. This performance consists of ‘lassoing’ a horse or bull while the Charro is on foot.
    Manganas a pie
  • 14. This performance consists of a Charro riding a ‘manso’ horse having to jump on to a ‘bruto’ horse and has to control it.
    Paso de la muerte
  • 15. A Charro completo is a Charro that can perform all of the ‘suertes’, hint the name “complete Charro”. He performs all the suertes except: Escaramuza, Terna en el ruedo, and jineteada de yegua.
    Charro completo