Lienzo charro

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Aerial photographs of lienzos charros, showing the "Monumental", Zacatecas, Zacatecas (lower right)

A lienzo charro is an arena where charros hold the events of charreada, coleadero and jaripeo.[1] American rodeo events may also take place at a lienzo charro.

A lienzo has two areas: one 60 by 12 metres (197 ft × 39 ft) and a second, circular area 40 metres (130 ft) in diameter.[1] Charreada is a team competition in which teams go head-to-head to win points in different competitions. The team with the most points at the end wins. The coleadero, also known as the torneo de colas, is a multi- or single-competitor event in which a mounted charro throws a bull to the ground by catching its tail, wrapping it under his leg, and making a turn.[2] The lienzo charro may be enclosed to accommodate jaripeo competitions, as well as American rodeo events.


  1. ^ a b Teresa Palomo Acosta [n.d.] Charro Days Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association. Accessed October 2011.
  2. ^ Andrea Cabello, Rocío Martínez and Montserrat Mata [2002] Art of the Charrería: A Mexican Tradition Los Angeles: Autry National Center. Accessed October 2011.

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