The Charro association Herencia Charra of Escondido held its first coronation dance Saturday July 23 at Cal State University San Marcos in the ballroom, USU Hall.
The event (Baile de coronacion de reina ) was the crowning of its very first queen Kassandra Trujillo.
Guests of honor included Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz, Juan Luis Robles Delegado De FMCH Federacion Mexicana De Charreria and Steve Berrol president of El Caballo Park Conservancy and his wife Karen Berrol.
La charreria is: family and social traditions and culture. There are currentlynearly 900 charro associations in Mexico and more than 180 in the United States. The full name of the new Escondido charro group is: Asociacion De Charros Herencia Charra De Escondido Y Escaramuza Herencia Charra De Escondido. It was founded in 2015 under the leadership of Jose Rodriguez and Guillermo Munoz.
During the ceremony the queen was crowned with a wide brim charro hat (representing her crown) and representEscondido ing her wand was a shiny silver horse whip. She was dressed in the traditional “traje de gala” charrosuit.
The ceremony was followed by a celebration with a “floreo de riata” (a fancy trick rope performance) by Miguel A. Bautista and a singing performance by 11 year old Daniela Maldonado “la pequena estrella” the tiny star and finally the queen Kassandra Trujillo and Miguel A. Bautista performed “El Jarabe Tapatio” the Mexican hat dance. Kassandra was dressed in a “China Poblana” dress. The entire skirt was covered in beaded sequence done by hand.
Guests danced until midnight to the music of DJ Rojo and Banda Sauzal. Over 200 people attended.