Las Vegas, NV
The non-profit organization better known as “Charros de Las Vegas” held their first annual trail ride through the Las Vegas wash, in Las Vegas, this past Sunday, January 17th following the FMCH-USA National Convention.
Well over 200 horse men, women and children attended the one day event accompanied by the LVMPD Mount Unit and the Northeast Area Command along the wash. Amongst the attendees were FMCH president, Miguel Angel Pascual Islas, and FMCH presidential candidate, Jose Edgar Del Bosque. People from near and far joined in to trail ride from nearby Las Vegas neighborhoods to California and Mexico charros.
“We plan with months in advance, but only advertise a week prior in hope of not having an out of control crowd. The community responded well with 250 on horseback participating.”
– Rafael Rivera Trail Ride organizing committee
The trail ride was strategically and officially named “Rafael Rivera” in honor of the Young Mexican scout whom discovered Las Vegas after wandering away from Antonio Armijo’s six person group travelling from Los Angeles to New Mexico in search of a short cut.
The organization hopes to continue its efforts and bring this trail ride to the committee annually to remind the community of their heritage and how many individuals still keep it alive daily.
“A culture that provided its Heritage to a Nation should be respected like a child respects its parents.” – Alejandro Galindo, Charros de Las Vegas President