• Short Summary

    A SPECTACULAR AND EXCITING ANNUAL VENT IN ARGENTINA - THE ANNUAL GAUCHOS RODEO - HAS JUST BEEN HELD IN BUENOS AIRES.

  • Description

    A SPECTACULAR AND EXCITING ANNUAL VENT IN ARGENTINA - THE ANNUAL GAUCHOS RODEO - HAS JUST BEEN HELD IN BUENOS AIRES.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE RODEO IS TWO-FOLD; IT BRINGS TOGETHER SOME OF THE FINEST HORSEMEN OF THE COUNTRY, AND GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY THEIR BRILLIANT COSTUMES AS WELL AS THEIR RIDING TECHNIQUES.

    THE RIDERS COME FROM ALL PROVINCES OF ARGENTINA. THEY ARE ATTIRED I WIDE-BRIMMED SOMBREROS, GAY JACKETS AND ARE BEDECKED WITH MEDALLIONS.

    THE RODEO EVENTS FEATURE UNBROKEN HORSES WITH FIERY TEMPERS. IN SOME EVENTS SPECIAL SADDLES ARE USED. THE SADDLE-CLOTHS ARE OFTEN SHEEPSKIN.

    IN OTHER EVENTS NO SADDLES OR REINS ARE USED, AND THE RIDERS RELY ON THEIR KNEES AND A GRIP OF THE MOUNT'S MANE TO STAY ON DURING THEIR RIDE. THE RIDERS ALWAYS RUN THE RISK OF INJURY.

    ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO EVENT FOR INEXPERIENCED RIDERS, THERE ARE SPECIAL CONTESTS FOR BOY GAUCHOS, WHO SHOW EXPERTISE IN HANDLING WILD PONIES.

    THE GAUCHOS ARE THE COWBOYS OF ARGENTINA. MOST OF THEM VISIT BUENOS AIRES ONLY ONCE A YEAR - FOR THEIR ANNUAL RODEO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8PUYPY7303W7QXG6L8EQM7FPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PUYPY7303W7QXG6L8EQM7FPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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