We became active in western pleasure riding from our tradition. Here is a good video demonstrating the sport.
In both Mexican and US states such as California, Texas, Illinois, Zacatecas, Jalisco, charros participate in tournaments to show off their skill either in team competition charreada, or in individual competition such as el coleadero. These events are practiced in a Lienzo charro. The lienzo charro can also become a circle used for bull riding.
Modern day charros in Mexico are permitted to carry guns. In abidance with the current law the charro must be fully suited and be a full pledged member of Mexico's Federación Mexicana de Charrería