Charrería is the national sport of Mexico, comparable to that of the American rodeo. This traditional sport involves two separate components. One component consists of men who are traditionally called "Charros" they participate in 9 different events which include:
The second component of Charrería, or Charreadas , are called Ezcaramuzas. Ezcaramuza teams consists of groups of about 8 women who compete in a synchronized equestrian teams. When competing, these teams use traditional dresses, which are an homage to women soldiers of the Mexican Revolution known as "Adelitas".
While it used to be that this sport was practiced almost exclusively in Mexico... it has grown expeditiously over the last five years or so in the United States. Each year it only continues to grow.
Teotl is partnered with Rancho Escondido LLC as apart of the Charrería program and the activites we offer. We have an Ezcaramuza team through the program named Capullos de Mi Tierra, as well as a Charro team named Charros Mi Patria. When the partnership first began in 2020, over 100 students joined the program . With help from our staff and volunteers, we taught many students the basics of horse riding, often without any prior knowledge. Fast forward, and our students now compete frequently in different competitions and events.
Director of Charrería
Escaramuza Coordinator & Trainer