Three rejoneadors to appear in Plaza Oriente
By Henry Vermillion
For many fans, the art of bullfighting on horseback is the most spectacular and exciting aspect of this ancient custom. On Saturday, February 2, at 5 pm, three young rejoneadors will display their skills and horsemanship in the Plaza Oriente in San Miguel.
Sat, Feb 2, 5pm
Plaza de Toros Oriente
The Spaniard Leonardo Hernández triumphed in January of this year in the Plaza Mexico, the world’s largest bullring. The son of an acclaimed rejoneador, he is among the top equestrian matadors in the world today. Jorge Garate Hernández, Mexican-born, is a rising star. He has appeared numerous times in San Miguel, beginning when he was a teenager. Both of these horsemen are in their twenties. The youngest of the trio is the Mexican Alejandro Zendejas, who is only 18 years old, but has already had an auspicious start to his career.
Rejoneadores, first and foremost, must be superb horsemen. They perform all the three parts of the corrida mounted on their unprotected and finely trained steeds, passing the bull as closely as possible. The pageantry and showmanship of the fiesta brava is nowhere more clearly displayed.
Tickets may be bought in advance at Hank’s on Hidalgo, in the Jardín, or at the Plaza Oriente on Recreo on the day of the fight.