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Charrería, Equestrian Tradition in Mexico. ©UNESCO 2011
Charrería, Equestrian Tradition in Mexico

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Charrería is a traditional practice of livestock herding communities in Mexico. Initially used to help herders from different estates better coexist, these days purpose-built associations and schools assist in continuing transmission of the tradition, also considered a sport, by training community members up to competition level. Different categories of charrería are performed by male and female practitioners in front of an audience. It is considered an important aspect of community identity and way of transferring social values to younger generations.

on this subject: Nomination File/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Mexico, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Yossadara Tejeida, director.
Production: Asociacion Nacional de Charros, A.C, Mexico, sponsor ; Pelagika diseño y producciones, Mexico, sponsor.
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Rights: Asociacion Nacional de Charros, A.C, Mexico; Pelagika diseño y producciones, Mexico

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