With the participation of 35 charro teams, as well as 28 skirmish teams, the 10th edition of the Gran Premio Internacional Charro will take place in Puerto Vallarta from February 1 to 6. Alfonso Bernal Romero, president of the Grand Prix announced the details of the event that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year there will be 18 teams from the United States and the rest from a large part of the Republic, emphasized Bernal Romero. There are 35 teams in total that will participate, plus 28 skirmishes. We are talking about 65 teams from both the United States and Mexico.
The official start of the event will be on February 2 at 1:00 p.m. with a mass in the chapel of Hacienda Serena, the venue for the charro event, followed by the official cutting of the ropes at 2:00 p.m., which will also begin with the first charreada and the elimination rounds.
As up to 5,000 people are expected to attend each day, biosecurity measures will be a priority, Bernal Romero emphasized, as he showed the authorization of the Health Board to hold this event.
"In due time and form we presented a formal request to the Jalisco State Health Department where we complied with every one of the requirements requested by the State Health Board to hold this event," explained the president of the Gran Premio Charro, who added that the Health Board responded "formally and in writing, with the approval for this event to be held to comply with each one of the sanitary measures."
The use of masks will be mandatory, as well as taking the temperature, the application of antibacterial gel inside the hacienda and facilities, and all the preventive measures to be able to carry out the event.
The Gran Premio Internacional Charro is an event that attracts thousands of people every year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed last year to avoid further contagions, but this event will be held under strict biosecurity measures.
The attendance prices range from 100 pesos on Wednesday and Thursday, 200 pesos on Friday and Saturday and 250 pesos for the grand finale on Sunday, there will also be a raffle for a truck and a tribute to Vicente Fernandez.