Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Charreada in Tlajomulco de Zuniga

The charreada is the original rodeo developed in Mexico based on the working practies of charros or working hands. The modern events were developed after the Mexican Revolution when charro traditions were slowly disappearing. A charreada consists of nine events for men and one for women. Jalisco is the home of the Charreada

A friend got some free tickets for last Sunday, the usual charreada day starting around noon. This was a smaller competition compared to the large arenas in large towns but these guys may well compete elsewhere. Tlajomulco de Zuniga is southeast of Guadalajara in a valley north of Lake Chapala.

Made a good afternoon but I think this is a once a year activity for me

Team lineup Team lineup

Horse got away Horse got away

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Jalisco is in west-central Mexico and its capital is Guadalajara. The Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range traverses the state, separating the Pacific coast from a high plateau region. The Sierra Madre region is largely volcanic, and earthquakes are frequent. The state's many lakes include Chapala, Mexico's largest.

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