The Escaramuza team, comprised of Mexican-American riders, contributes to preserving the traditional equestrian culture of La Charrería. They perform thrilling, high-speed ballets on horseback, known as “escaramuzas” or skirmishes.
The roots of Charrería lie in the cattle culture of Colonial Mexico and combine equestrian skills, handcrafted tack, elegant costumes, music, and food to create a living folk tradition. At a traditional rodeo, between men’s riding and roping contests, the female riders, or escaramuzas charras, showcase their skills in high-speed, synchronized horse ballets, twisting and galloping around each other in intricate patterns. C
Check out their feature in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and watch the Escaramusa team president, Andrea Calderon, and her daughter, Galilea, in action.
Our Escaramusa team presidente. Andrea Calderon and daughter Galilea.
Here’s another video of the Sandy Valley Ranch Escaramuza team in action!