Festival del Caballo

Todos Santos Cabalgata, Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico

Todos Santos Cabalgata

This Sunday, March 25, 2012 Todos Santos will host the first annual Festival del Caballo!  Starting with the Cabalgata, (Parade of Horsemen) leaving Puente la Muela, the large bridge about 10 KM north of Todos Santos, the procession will travel down the highway and finish at the stadium behind the Pemex gas station in town around mid day.

 

 

 

 

Escaramuza riders, Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico

Escaramuza riders

After the group enters the stadium for the Grand Entry the show will start with 3 troops of Escaramuzariders from La Paz and Los Cabos, performing maneuvers at a full gallop in colorful traditional outfits, with the ladies riding side saddle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing horse, Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico

Dancing horse

Also joining will be performances of trick ropers, dancing horses, alta escuela (highly schooled horses), Cala riders, (reining) and even some comedy!  Demonstrations of forging (iron work with heated metal), feed, supplies and equestrian equipment will also be displayed during the show.  Everyone is welcome to come free of charge to watch, participate and enjoy the event!  Bienvenidos!

For more information, please contact Arturo Geraldo, President, 612-127-2317; Cayetano Garcia, 612-140-0793; or e-mail Kaia: kaia@mindspring.com.

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