“Nacidos Charros: Born Charro” Exhibit
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the charro in the “Nacidos Charros: Born Charro” exhibit opening on January 27.
January 9, 2017
American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum unveils its new exhibit “Nacidos Charros: Born Charro” on January 27. The exhibit will be on display until July 29.
The exhibit celebrates the history and culture surrounding the charro. In Mexico, to be a charro is to be known as a skilled horseman who proudly competes in la charreria. La charreria is the Mexican art of horse handling which is a deeply engrained part of the Mexican spirit. It is a way of life, a historical legacy and an art of competitive skills and horsemanship.
Inside the exhibit, guests take a cultural tour that explores the rich traditions surrounding the charro. The exhibit starts with the history of the charro and moves on to explore the horses, tack, clothing and music that surrounds the sport. The nine suertes, or events, are brought to life with rich imagery and artifacts. From the women’s escaramuza (horseback drill team) to the more wide-spread events of cala de caballo (reining) and terna en el ruedo (team roping); the exhibit will transport guests to a different place full of color, music and a rich heritage centered around the horse.
The museum will host a round table discussion in conjunction with West Texas A&M's Center for the Study of the American West and the American Charro Association at 7 p.m. on February 16 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.
Listen to six expert panelists discuss the charro in history and the cultural impact they have had on the American Quarter Horse industry. Panelists include: Pete Kyle from the American Quarter Horse Association; Tim Bowman, Andy Reynolds, Bonney MacDonald and Lance Baker from the Center for the Study of the American West; and Ramiro Rodriguez from the American Charro Association. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Funding support graciously provided by Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation.
Celebrate the charro January 27 - July 29 and plan your visit at www.aqha.com/museum.