Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Charreada, A Mexican Tradition

Hiding behind a cinderblock wall off Broadway in South Phoenix is Rancho Ochoa Rodeo Grounds and just down the road from there is Corona Ranch and Rodeo. If you're lucky enough to get down that way on a weekend, then treat yourself to an authentic Phoenix experience — a traditional Charreada, a Mexican-style rodeo that shows off roping and riding skills. Everyone loves a rodeo, but this cultural event is truly something to be celebrated. Not to mention, you'll always find home-cooked Mexican food, cold cerveza and a crowd passionately cheering for its charros and charras. In April, I was lucky enough to catch a early evening practice, but I will be back for the main event. ¡Salud!
Rope Tricks. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Charros entering the arena. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Escaramuzas charras. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Charro in sombrero. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Rope tricks. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Escaramuzas charra and a young charro. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
The Charro Roping. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Entering the arena. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Traditional Charro clothing and sombrero. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography
Rope Tricks. Phoenix, AZ. 2013. ©Jill Richards Photography




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