The history of the charrería tradition and how it is still relevant today.


Charreria is one of Mexico’s most popular and most well-known sport. “It’s considered the national sport and everyone believes it’s soccer . But it’s actually the charreria sport,” said Vereniz Llamas. Charros are males who participate in horses, however, the women who practice it are referred to as Escaramuzas. The word literally means skirmish in English. Llamas lives in Beecher Illinois She is a rider since she was a child. Llamas explained that an escaramuza can be described as a Mexican cowgirl who rides with eight girls together on a saddle performing dangerous turns including crosses, quick turns, and fast turns are almost like dancing on horses.

Charreria is a custom that is rooted in the 70s and early Chicago. Illinois is now home to Charro teams, as well as nine Escaramuza teams who compete at an official state level, with possibility of being selected for what’s known as the annually held Congreso at Mexico. As per Federacion Mexicana of Charreria Illinois is able to compete at Mexico. The Chicago’s Little Village dance group XochitlQuetzal Aztec Dance is continuing a tradition that has been going on for over a decade. “A large number of people from Chicago pay attention to what we’re saying.

Coronelas de Illinois Coronelas de Illinois is a active escaramuza group that meets at Manhattan at Ranchos Los Gonzalez. It is believed that the Coronelas, Illinois’ second-oldest Escaramuza team, began their existence in 1899 and are among of the strongest teams within Illinois. The Coronelas became the newest state champions on August. in this year’s national competition that was held by Rancho El Consuelo in Beecher. The team will now head for the Congreso in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Alexa Curiel from Joliet discussed her experiences when she was a member of the Coronela in October. Alexa Curiel said that “We have an extremely capable leader Itzel. Itzel is an Illinois an escaramuza. She’s been a competitor in Mexico several times. She’s an incredible rider.” Itzel Castaneda is captain of Coronelas. Itzel has been riding since she was five years old.

Castaneda said, “We have eight ideas 8 personalities and 8 schedules.” The judge, according to Castaneda, are from Mexico. They’re diligent and they make sure that every detail is correct before riding into the arena. It is essential to wear proper attire and prepare your horse and your hair ready. Curiel explains, “Your hair must be pulled back in your ponytail. You should be wary of flyaways.” “You’re prohibited from use unnatural hair colours like green or blue. It’s in the rules book.” The team members look as a whole for accuracy and precision.

The police will be on the lookout for one girl who is uncoordinated when you make a turn. If she’s open, it’s all about the precision and coordination of your actions,” said Castaneda. Contrary to charros, the Escaramuzas are saddle-mounted, in traditional Mexican clothing. Castaneda declared that she’s an athlete. Castaneda said that not everyone can get onto a side-saddle in a proper manner. It requires a lot of stability.”” A charro is differentiated from a chaparro due to riding with a side saddle. In contrast to the female’s saddle, the albarda, the silla is for men.


It takes more than individuals to perform at the top levels of the charreada. It takes a team that is on the same page with one another, both regarding their riding as well as their appearance. This is why the judges pay such a great deal of focus on the finer details, in order to ensure that every team is up to the task. With all the different aspects to consider there’s no reason to wonder why preparation for a charreada can be quite gruelling. It’s worth the effort for fans of the sport.