Hold on to your hats, the rodeo’s in town


It had been 25 years since the Kingsbridge Armory had its last rodeo.

But on Sunday, Zamora Entertainment, owned by Pedro Zamora, produced a 10-hour family-filled event, “El Jaripeo” — Spanish for the rodeo. 

Event coordinator Debbie Medina said, “Pedro Zamora’s dream is to bring great cultural events throughout the boroughs of New York City.”

The rodeo was just one of the three attractions witnessed by an estimated audience of 3,000 people. The event featured some of Mexico’s most popular acts, including Los Tucanes de Tijuana, also know as  “Los papa’s de los pollito,” which had the crowd singing and dancing.

Attendees could grab a ringside standing room view of wrestling matches that included Bronx residents Pinkie Sanchez, Mel Ramos (also known as Mel Sanchez) and Rome.

Jordan O’Neal, a 22-year-old wrestler from North Carolina, said the athletes only had one hour to coordinate a program filled with high-flying wrestling, submission moves and unscripted acting. 

Zamora Entertainment plans to produce monthly cultural events at the Kingsbridge Armory, including another Jaripeo on Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27. 

For more information on upcoming Zamora Entertainment events, go to www.laboomny.com.