Puerto Ri­can Fes­ti­val sad­dles up with pre­ci­sion pranc­ing??

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA - By El­iz­a­beth Fisher

Ad­vance cor­re­spon­dent

BRfSTlL BlRl­rde _ fs­land par­adise set­ting? CheckK Latino mu­sic? CheckK Lo­cal ac­tor por­tray­ing fa­mous Pi­rate Cofresi? CheckK Coral for horse show? Whaat? A horse show at the 4Ond an­nual Puerto Ri­can ces­ti­val sched­uled for guly OU?

That’s rightK ares­sage and pre­ci­sion pranc­ing have as much to do with Latino cul­ture as Bomba dance and Sal­saK gust ask Ar­mondo Ramirez, who plans to haul a RM-foot fence along with his re­gal Paso cino, up­lo­rado, from his farm in up­state New vork to the banks of the aelaware RiverK Ramirez will give work­shops on the Paso cino, a Span­ish-bred horse brought to eis­pan­iola _ the ao­mini­can Repub­lic and eaiti _ by Christopher Colum­bus on his sec­ond voy­age to Amer­i­caK

up­lo­rado won’t take any back seat to the ac­tionK rn­der Ramirez’s di­rec­tion, he’ll show off his four-beat ca­dence and grace­ful dressage move­ments for the crowdK lr­di­nary horses may make their clop, clop sound, but not Paso cinos, whose hoof ca­dence is a dis­tinc­tive taca, taca, taca, tacaK up­lo­rado will also demon­strate his grace- ful high step and the posado Erear­ing up on his hind legsFK vou just have to hear the beat to hear the dif­fer­enceK

“f grew up on a horse farm so f’ve been around them all of my life,” said RamirezK f am happy to do this for a good causeK”

The fes­ti­val, put on by the Puerto Ri­can Cul­tural So­ci­ety of Bucks County, kicks off at noon with a short pro­ces­sion that starts in front of the hing de­orge fnn and wends its way down to Lions Park and the wharf areaK The cel­e­bra­tions con­tinue un­til U pKmK and will fea­ture live mu­sic, au­then­tic cui­sine, work­shops, artists, nov­elty ven­dors, and teach­ers will­ing to pass on their craft skills to par­tic­i­pantsK

bn­ter­tain­ers in­clude hombo Latino, Trio Re­nacer, and the folk­lore dancers drupo hachiK Pi­rate Cofresi will be por­trayed by char­ac­ter ac­tor guan Cac­eres of the Bris­tol River­side TheatreK

The Puerto Ri­can Cul­tural So­ci­ety of Bucks County was founded for the pur­pose of rec­og­niz­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the cul­ture of Puerto Ri­can, and pre­serv­ing the an­nual fes­ti­valK The or­ga­ni­za­tion spon­sors sev­eral cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year, but the Bris­tol fes­ti­val is its largest event, said haren Rosado, a mem­ber of the plan­ning com­mit­teeK

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