charreada
 n.— «A growing number of middle-class Mexican-Americans spend lazy summer afternoons at the charreada—part rodeo, part fiesta and one of Mexico’s most revered sporting events, dating to the 17th century.…At family-owned arenas, where the scent of carnitas hangs in the air and preschool charros, or riders, practice their roping tricks beneath almond trees, the tradition is flourishing, with 200 official teams in 12 states—including 40 all-female precision riding teams, the escaramuzas charras, whose intricate maneuvers at full gallop resemble equestrian ballet.» —“Rough Events at Mexican Rodeos in U.S. Criticized” by Patricia Leigh Brown in Turlock, California New York Times June 12, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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