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PHOTOS: Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Last updated on: April 26, 2011 08:43 IST

Image: A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of 'Criolla' (Creole) Week in Montevideo
Photographs: Andres Stapff/Reuters

We are sure you have seen enough people getting hurt trying to tame bulls. But ever seen wild horses giving a hard time?

Every year, in Montevideo -- the largest city and the capital of Uruguay -- horse-taming is among the favourite events to look forward to during the week-long national festival

Gauchos -- a term commonly used to describe cowboys from parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Southern Chile, and Southern Brazil -- come to Montevideo during the 'Criolla' (Creole) Week to compete for the award of best rider. This year 90 riders are competing

Let's take a look at MORE scintillating PHOTOS of the event...

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the event
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the event
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the event
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla Week
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse

 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho is unseated by an untamed horse
 

Scintillating Uruguayan horse-taming fest

Image: A gaucho rides an unbroken horse in Montevideo