The art of 'coleo'

  • Horse riders gather in Acacias, Colombia for an international coleo championship. The competition – which involves rolling bulls – attracted teams from Venezuela, Panama, Mexico and the USA. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A rider brings down a bull as part of the international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. The more times a bull rolls on the ground, the more points the riders get. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A member of Team USA brings down a bull as part of the international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • An announcer in Acacias, Colombia calls out scores during the international coleo championship. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Jorge Tapia of Team USA talks to a member of the Mexican team at the international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Workers load up an injured animal in the “bull ambulance” during the coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Crowds gather every year in Acacias, Colombia to watch the international coleo competition – where horsemen try to roll bulls. A member of Team USA came in third at this year’s event. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A young spectator with a child-sized machete takes in an international coleo competition in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A member of Team USA catches up with a bull during the international coleo competition in Acacias, Colombia. One member of the US team came in third at this year’s event. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Tapia of the U.S. coleo team chats with one of his Mexican competitors at the international meet in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Cattle wait to be chased and rolled by riders at an international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A ranch hand wrangles cattle – which will be chased and rolled by the riders -- at an international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A rider chases down a bull during an international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. A member of Team USA came in third during the event. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Thousands of spectators came out to watch the two-day international coleo championship in Acacias, Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald