The Chilean rodeo is both traditional and unique in that only Chilean horses may compete. The national breed originated with horses brought during the Spanish conquest in 1544. It was recorded as a specific genealogical breed in 1893 and today it is recognized as the oldest breed of horses in the Americas and the third oldest in the world. The rodeo was declared the national sport in 1962.
We have our own medialuna (rodeo arena), and our entire family participates in this noble tradition and are active participants in the National Rodeo Championships.