• Short Summary

    THE RODEO IS A SOUTH AMERICAN INSTITUTION, AND IN MONTEVIDEO, CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, IT'S AS ROUGH, TOUGH AND COLOURFUL AS IN ANY OTHER PART OF THE SUB-CONTINENT.

  • Description

    THE RODEO IS A SOUTH AMERICAN INSTITUTION, AND IN MONTEVIDEO, CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, IT'S AS ROUGH, TOUGH AND COLOURFUL AS IN ANY OTHER PART OF THE SUB-CONTINENT. DURING THE MONTEVIDEO RODEO LAST WEEK ONE GAUCHO WAS KILLED AFTER BEING TRAMPLED BY AN UNTAMED HORSE.

    THE GAUCHO IS THE ORIGINAL COWBOY, THE MAN WHO FIRST PUT ON CHAPS, SPURS AND WIDE-BRIMMED HAT TO HERD CATTLE ACROSS THE SOUTH AMERICAN PAMPAS.

    THE GAUCHOS WHO HAVE SWAPPED THE PAMPAS LIFE FOR THE RODEO SHOW-RING STILL WEAR THE TRADITIONAL CLOTHING, BUT WITH LAVISH, FLAMBOYANT DECORATIONS. ONE RIDER IN THE MONTEVIDEO RODEO HAS INSURED HIS SUIT -- HEAVILY DECORATED WITH BEATEN SILVER -- FOR MORE THAN 12,000 DOLLARS.

    THE HORSES THEY RIDE ARE ALSO WELL OUTFITTED, WITH SILVER BRIDLES AND ORNAMENTED SADDLES. BUT THE UNTAMED HORSES USUALLY REFUSE TO WEAR A SADDLE, UNLESS THEY CAN BE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY THE SHOW-RING GAUCHOS. IN THE PROCESS, BOTH HORSE AND RIDER SUFFER NO LITTLE DAMAGE.

    PRIZES ARE AWARDED IN BAREBACK, EQUIPPED AND "INTERNATIONAL" CATEGORIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55UDIPZW4WDQY4TADVQ5K9NW9
    Media URN:
    VLVA55UDIPZW4WDQY4TADVQ5K9NW9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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