Jaripeo (Spanish: [xaɾiˈpeo] (About this soundlisten)) is a form of bull riding practiced mainly in Central and Southern Mexico that developed in the 16th century. Originally, it was a form of bullfighting where the rider rode the bull to death, but evolved into a form where the rider simply tries to ride the animal until it stops bucking.[1][2]


  1. ^ LeCompte, Mary Lou. (1985) "The Hispanic influence on Rodeo" (PDF). (109 KB) . Journal of Sport History. volume 12. Issue 1.
  2. ^ Nº 24 /2 · 2008 · Artículo 48