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Mexican-themed rodeo closes out Kern County Fair

Posted at 11:16 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 02:16:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Sunday was the 12th and last day of the Kern County Fair, and attendees got to see it close out with a Mexican-themed rodeo, Fiesta Del Charro.

The event featured actual charros, which are Mexican horseman, as well as bull riding, trick roping, bronco riding, and Escaramuza charra, which is a female equestrian event. The point of the event, officials say, was to bring the flavor or Mexico to the sport of rodeo.

"So it's basically cowboys versus charros so we're doing a little bit of American rodeo and a little bit of Mexican rodeo. The guys are gonna be roping and riding broncos, which are wild horses. And bulls I believe. And then our eight girls are going to perform with our horses." said Estefania Hernandez, who is a member of an eight-woman escarmuza charra drill team based in Buttonwillow that performed Sunday.

Today's event was announced in both English and Spanish. It also marked the last event at Jimmy Rogers Arena for the 2019 Kern County Fair, which ended Sunday.