Art Exhibit: Caballus - Passion in Movement

Article on The Art of the Escaramuza
Artist: Espartaco                                                                                        Artist: Emilio Garcia Salazar
Exhibit article on The Art of the Escaramuza
Artist: Jose Parra. Title: Portrait of Madame McGraph

sculptures, and 
crafted by 
horse loving artists 
are on exhibit at 
Tlalpan's Cultural Center 
in Mexico City, 
near the Lienzo Charro 
de Pedregal. 
Exhibit article on The Art of the Escaramuza
Artist: Consuelo Bustillo

Fine Art Gallery of Mexico
organized the show.

 Below is a video 
of the inauguration 
on Nov. 24, 2012.

Historical Photographs of the First Escaramuza

There are three girls and three boys riding their horses in a choreographed routine
Historic 1953 photograph at left: Three girls and three boys ride in the first escaramuza at the Rancho del Charro (today the National Association of Charros) in Mexico City in March 1953.

Below, is a video-gallery of  still images taken in the 1950's of performances by the first escaramuza teams.

You will hear the voices of the six founding members: Guadalupe "Coco" Camacho," her brother Antonio, and Arturo Ruiz Loredo, sharing what it was like back then (with English subtitles).

Adelitas, Past and a Present of a Tradition

Present a fashion show about the rebozo: The History of the Rebozo Through Time
Oralia Ceron and Silvia Rojo  in Toluca, Nov. '09.
Have you ever seen a documentary video about the history of Mexican women on horseback?

Charreria researcher Oralia G. de Ceron, passionate to get to the root of things, gives us the film "Las Adelitas Pasado y Presente de una Tradicion," or "Adelitas, Past and a Present of a Tradition."

Finished in 2003, the film features interviews with the people who started the first escaramuza in 1953, including the parents of the six children from the families Camacho Elorriaga and Ruiz Loredo and the "children" themselves as adults.
Unfortunately, the film risks getting lost in the past, as it has not been marketed. If you're interested in her film, contact De Ceron directly.

De Ceron is known among escaramuza riders for her annual fashion shows about Mexico's traditional "rebozo," or shawl titled: "Rebozo Through Time."
Shows a rebozo, or shawl, at a fashion show about the history of the rebozo in Toluca, Mexico
Minerva Sckapole shows a "rebozo" in Toluca, Nov. 2009
The cat walk style shows are a fantastic way to see first hand Mexico's traditional indigenous and colonial clothing used by the women from the nation's various regions. De Ceron organizes the show along with Silvia Garcia de Rojo and Minerva Sckapole every year.

For details on upcoming events, contact De Ceron by email.

Contact for De Ceron

Above is a gallery of photographs from De Ceron's event in 2009. Photos by Leslie Mazoch