Ranch life and expert horsemanship are central to many cultures and customs in cattle farming regions of Latin America and the spectacle of a rodeo fiesta is often the highlight of many a South America vacation.
Nowhere is this more so than in the Brazilian city of Barretos during the Festa do Peao de Boiadeiro, held every year between 20 and 30 of August. The rodeo draws thousands of spectators and should be a definite feature during any Brazil travel experience.
During the course of the rodeo, the city transforms itself into a buzzing festival of entertainment – sport, culture, folklore and art are centred on the shows of cowboys, horses and bulls.
The “Festival of Cowboys” began in 1955 and has now been organized for over 50 years by the Os Inpendentes Social Club...More