9th International Charro Championship


From January 28 to February 2, 2020, the best Charro teams in Mexico and the US will gather in Vallarta to compete in the Noveno Campeonato Internacional Charro (Ninth International Charro Championship) “Hacienda Serena 2020” at Arena Vallarta.

The Ninth International Charro Championships will be held from January 30th through February 2nd at Arena Vallarta. Charreadas (competitions) are held three times a day with each Charro team, made up of all men dressed in traditional clothing, competing in 9 different challenges to demonstrate their skills at horse training and commands, roping of horses and livestock, bulldogging, bull riding, forefooting, speed challenges and bareback bronc riding.

After each Charreada, there will be two Escaramuzas, which entail teams made up of 8 to 12 women dressed in ornate Adelita or Ranchera dresses performing a variety of precision horseback riding techniques while riding sidesaddle. Tere will also be several children’s (Infantil) Charro team exhibitions over the February 1-2 weekend.

Throughout the Championships, attendees will also enjoy live music, Folkloric ballet and Mariachi performances, Charro parades, traditional food, dance and more. For the full schedule of events, visit

Source: The Yucatan times

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