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Tomas Garcilazo - 2024

Updated: Apr 18

Charro on the Road

Tomas, a native of Mexico City, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of "La Charreria" which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. Tomas, third generation Charro, has devoted his life to sharing Mexico's National Sport La Charreria with the World and along with his family they travels all over the country all year long performing and showcasing his Hispanic Heritage and keeping alive the Western legacy.

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 bring 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, Brazil, the U.S. and Mexico. He has appeared on Broadway in New York City and toured the U.S. with the Will Rogers Follies, an acclaimed 6 Tony Awards winning musical. 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 Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

In 1998 Tomas made his debut in the pro rodeo world as a Specialty act performing at the Super Bowl of rodeo the Wrangler National Rodeo in Las Vegas and for 26 years now he became a “Staples of the NFR” wowing rodeo fans with his artistic roping skill along with his incredible horses.

Lately Tomas has been part of the production and performing the US National tour with the legendary Aguilar family and Show Jaripeo Sin Fronteras.

Tomas became a proud US citizen in 2013 and resides in Stephenville, Texas. He continues to share his legacy with audiences at rodeos, stock shows, horse shows and equine events internationally.

His awards are many including the 4X PRCA Specialty Act of the Year and most recently he won the TV talent show the ‘Go Big Show’ season 1 featured on TBS channel. He also got honored to receive la Espuela de Oro «the golden spur» one of the highest distinction by the Mexican and US Charrería Association recognizing his career and for being a voice and Ambassador of his tradition and Mexican National Sport.

Tomas Garcilazo's proficiency as a skilled horseman and rope artist defines him as one of the finest Charros presenting La Charreria today.

Mom: Irma Guadalupe Barrera y Basilio

Dad : Rafael Garcilazo Trejo

Wife : Justine Bompay Garcilazo

Kids :

  • Nancy Garcilazo

  • Thomas Garcilazo

  • Louis Pierre Garcilazo

  • Gaspar Rafael Garcilazo

  • Ulysse Garcilazo

Started rodeo in 1998

Major rodeos :

  • NFR 26 times

  • San Antonio rodeo

  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

  • California Circuit Finals Rodeo

  • Reno Rodeo

  • Cow Palace

  • BreyerFest


  • Four times PRCA Dress Act of the Year

  • Ambassador of Charreria in the USA

  • Go Big Show TV talent show winner 2021 on TBS network.


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