- Charro & Rope Artist
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As the 2007 PRCA Specialty Act of the Year, Tomas Garcilazo's proficiency as a skilled horseman and rope artist has once again been acknowledged. Simply one of the finest Charros in the world, this native of Mexico City was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of "La Charreria" (a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro). Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities and Tomas is certainly no exception. As a third generation Charro, Tomas has devoted his life to sharing Mexico's National Sport La Charreria with the world.
A lifetime of preparation, performances and competition continue to require total self-discipline, patience and commitment by Tomas to training and mastering the artistry of La Charreria. Incorporating a display of refined horsemanship while demonstrating maguey rope artistry in his performances he brings audiences to their feet applauding in appreciation of his skills. Tomas devotes countless hours to his horses who with their athletic ability and intelligence willingly execute maneuvers when asked by their friend. It is a rare and honorable experience to witness these partnership performances.
Tomas has performed throughout Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. He has appeared on Broadway and toured the U.S. with the Will Rogers Follies, an acclaimed 6 Tony Award winning shows. He was a featured performer for two years at Disney's Wild West Show in Paris, France plus the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show touring Holland and Germany. Tomas has performed numerous times for Mexico's Presidents along with guest performances at the U.S. White House and New York's Kennedy Center.
Tomas resides in southern California and continues to share his legacy with audiences at rodeos, stock shows and equine events internationally. He is a member of Northgate Gonzalez Charros Association, California State Champions 2007. Priefert is proud to have this kind and charming man wearing our name.
Priefert is proud to count Tomas as one of our outstanding endorsees.