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Miniature clay scene of a jaripeo by Jesus Carranza Cortes of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

Jaripeo About this sound ɣarípeo  is a form of bull riding practiced mainly in Central and Southern Mexico that developed in the 16th century. Originally it was a form of bull fighting where the rider rode the bull to death, but evolved into a form where the rider simply rode the animal until it stopped bucking.[1][2] Today there is a modern form in the charreada called Jineteo de Toro. It also requires the rider to stay on the bull as long as possible, preferably until the bull tires and stops bucking.


Dating back to the 16th century, the Charro style is the oldest of all four jaripeo styles. The bull riding is part of the charreada which is considered by many as the grandfather of rodeo.

Tierra Caliente[edit]

The Tierra Caliente style is the most common of all the jaripeo styles.


The Colima style comes from the state of Colima, located in the central-western part of Mexico.

San Luis Potosi[edit]

The San Luis Potosi style of Jaripeo is named such because, it is seen almost entirely in the northcentral state of San Luis Potosi.


  1. ^ LeCompte, Mary Lou. (1985) The Hispanic influence on Rodeo PDF (109 KB) . Journal of Sport History. volume 12. Issue 1.
  2. ^ Nº 24 /2 · 2008 · Artículo 48