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Experience Jaripeo bull riding

The third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds was held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Faribault, Minnesota. A Jaripeo is an extreme bull riding event from Michoacán, Mexico. In addition to a bull riding competition where the bulls came from Rancho Barriga, people enjoyed live music bands, rides for children, and food from Mexico and Central America.

Hector Gomez, also known as "Espiga de Guerrero." (Spike for the Mexican State of Guerrero) took a turn on the bull "Colmillo Norteño" at the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Fernando Lopez of St. Paul perched his grandson, Fernando Peralta up to get a better view of the bulls during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Bands took to the stage as bullriders competed at the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Most of the bull riders wore colorful chaps with photos of Jesus and Mary and Saints on them, during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Bullrider Aaron Ortiz prayed to a statue of St. Jude Thaddeus, (The Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases) before he rode a bull during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Bullrider Jorge Sanchez took a beating after he fell off a bull during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds, Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Faribault, MN. A Jaripeo is an extreme bull riding event from Michoacán, Mexico. In addition to a bull riding competition where the bulls came from Rancho Barriga, folks enjoyed live music bands, rides for children, and food from Mexico and Central America.
Bullrider Jorge Sanchez greeted the crowd after being introduced during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Yunel Ortega Ponce, also known as "Niño Maravilla de Villa Madero," took a turn on a bull during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Rodeo announcer El Kerreque, far right, entertained the crowd as bullrideus watched the ride during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault.
Bullriders, known as "Jinetes," gave each other good luck hugs before they competed at the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Folks danced under the dark skies as bull riders competed during the third annual Jaripeo at the Rice County Fairgrounds.