How the charrería tradition provides a unique cultural experience for Chicagoans.
The most popular sport in Mexico is charreria. Vereniz Llamas has said that charreria is considered Mexico’s national game. “Everyone is convinced that it’s soccer but in reality it’s charreria.” Charros are men who practice equestrian sports, but the women who do it are known as Escaramuzas. The English term is skirmish. Llamas, , lives in Beecher, Illinois and has been riding for a while. She explained that the escaramuza is a Mexican cowgirl who rides in a group of eight girls working side-by-side on the saddle, performing risky turns including crosses, quick turns, and fast turns are almost like dancing on horses.
The Charreria tradition dating back to the late ’60s, continues in the South suburbs of Chicago. Illinois has 9 Escaramuza and Charro teams that compete at the state level in hoping to compete at the Congreso Mexicana. Based on Federacion Mexicana de Charreria Illinois could compete against Mexico. Related: Chicago’s Little Village dance group XochitlQuetzal Aztec Dance keeps up a tradition for more than a year. “A lot people from Chicago listen to what we’re saying.
The Coronelas de Illinois is a highly competitive escaramuza group that meets at Manhattan on Ranchos Los Gonzalez. It is believed that the Coronelas, Illinois’ second-oldest group of escaramuza, was founded in and they are one of the best teams of their kind in Illinois. At this year’s Rancho El Consuelo state competition in Beecher in the state of Illinois, the Coronelas were awarded the title of state champions. The team is now set to take part at Congreso Zacatecas (Mexico).
In October of this year, Alexa Curiel of Joliet was interviewed about her time when she was a member of the Coronelas. She said “We have an extremely powerful leader in Itzel. As an escaramuza out of Illinois, she is one of everyone’s idols because she’s participated in Mexico multiple times. She’s an amazing horse. Itzel Castaneda is The captain of Coronelas. From the time she was 5 years old of age, she has been playing with horses.
“We are a team of eight with eight different concepts as well as eight distinct personalities and eight schedules to choose from,” Castaneda said. The judge, according to Castaneda, come from Mexico. They’re diligent and they make sure that every detail is correct before riding in the arena. It is essential to wear appropriate attire and have your horses and hair in order. Curiel clarifies, “Your hair must be put back into your ponytail. You should keep away from flyaways.” “You’re also not supposed to have unnatural hair colors like green or blue. That’s part of the rule book.” The team members look together for accuracy and precision.
If you’re completing a turn then what the police will observe is whether one girl has gone off. If she’s open, the focus is on co-ordination and precision,” said Castaneda. In contrast to charros escaramuzas are saddle-mounted in traditional Mexican outfits. Castaneda claimed that she’s an athlete. The actress said that not everybody could get into a side-saddle in a proper manner. It is essential to balance.” Escaramuzas are distinguished from a charro via a on a side saddle. In contrast to the female’s saddle, known as the albarda and the silla is for men.
To be able to compete at the very top level of charreada involves more than just individual skills. A team must be at peace with one another both in their performance and their appearance. That’s why judges pay such a great deal of focus on the finer details, in order in order to ensure that each team is ready for the challenge. The making charreada is so difficult with so many elements. It’s worth the effort for people who love the game.