Escaramuza Charras Unidas
We are so proud to support local organizations, including Escaramuza Charras Unidas of which our wonderful onsite manager for the Del Norte St apartments on the East end of Ventura, Jill Martinez is a part of. It is a local non-profit that performs the traditional national sport of Mexico. Their team is based out of Santa Paula but perform all over, including the Ventura County Fair for the last 7 years! While wearing traditional Mexican attire along with their horses they ride side saddle in very precise patterns, and if you haven’t seen it before you need to check them out! It is so impressive to see the choreography they perform with the horses in the beautiful traditional Mexican uniforms.
For the last three years the team has been invited to represent the United States in the International Puerto Vallarta Tournament, as well as competing in regional competitions and they have been competing for over 10 years, which is very impressive!
They also have a youth team with girls ages 4-14, and 3 -7 years old. The youth teams are taught about side saddle horse back riding and the traditions of Escaramuza, as well as focusing on Mexican culture, and teamwork. We love being able to support not only an organization that promotes people learning about their heritage while emphasizing traditions, but also supports one of our team members. The link below is to the team facebook page, or I’m sure you can catch them at next year’s fair!