El Rodeo: a Thriving Mexican Tradition / by Bianca Fortis

Words and photos by Griselda San Martin

The tradition of rodeo has a long history: it originates from the practice of herding cattle in Spain and Mexico. But in Baja California, the sport of rodeo began as recently as 1978; it has been cemented as a growing cultural tradition that is shared between generations.

Rancho Casian is a family ranch that organizes monthly rodeos.

About 3,000 people, from the state of Baja as well as the United States, attended one of their events on Sunday afternoon. This event marked the ninth anniversary that Rancho Casian has been in business. October's event will celebrate women in the industry.