Jineteada gaucha

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Jineteada gaucha in Argentina
Jineteada in the Criolla del Prado in Montevideo, Uruguay

Jineteada gaucha or doma gaucha is a traditional sport in the gaucho culture of Argentina and the Cono Sur[1]: 255  – Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and the Rio Grande do Sul of Brazil. The objective is for the rider to stay on an untamed horse for a number of seconds.[1]: 255  The specified time varies from 8 to 14 seconds, depending on the category.[2] In Argentina it may be considered a part of the national intangible cultural heritage.[1]: 255 [3]: 49 

The event forms part of the programme of the annual Festival Nacional de Doma y Folklore [es] held at Jesús María in the province of Córdoba. Under the rules of the competition there, there are three categories:

  • Crina Limpia or bareback: the rider holds on to a leather strap passed round the neck of the horse and must stay mounted for 8 seconds; spurs are used[2]
  • Sureña or Surera: the horse carries a girthed pad of sheepskin in the place of a saddle; the rider holds the reins in one hand, a whip in the other and must stay mounted for 12 seconds.[2]
  • Bastos con Encimera: the horse is saddled; the rider must not lose the stirrups and must stay mounted for 14 seconds.[2]

The rider may not touch the horse with his/her hands at any time.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Mercedes Mariano, María Luz Endere, Carolina I. Mariano (2014). Herramientas metodológicas para la gestión del patrimonio intangible. El caso del municipio de Olavarría, Buenos Aires, Argentina = Methodological Tools for the Management of Intangible Heritage. The Case of the Municipality of Olavarría, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Colombiana de Antropología 50 (2): 243–269.
  2. ^ a b c d e [s.n.] (2015). La Jineteada (in Spanish). Córdoba, Argentina: Festival Nacional de Doma y Folklore. Archived 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ José Alfonso de Guardia de Ponté (2019). El patrimonio cultural folklórico su clasificación (in Spanish). X Encuentro Nacional de Folklore, 14ª Encuentro Nacional de Música, Poesía y Danza y VII Congreso Internacional del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial – Salta 2019, pages 36–54.