A Gaucho is a South American cowboy and during Criolla Week they come from all over South America to compete for the best rider award in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos leave the pit after observing other gauchos ride untamed or unbroken horses during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos walk out of the pit after riding untamed or unbroken horses during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho, wearing boots made of raw leather, arrives to ride an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos work on an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is trapped under an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider . REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY)

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos walk out of the pit after riding untamed or unbroken horses during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho carries a traditional saddle as he walks to ride an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides a horse wearing a knife with its handle made of silver and gold during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week, when gauchos ride untamed or unbroken horses, in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho (R) is helped off a wild horse by other gauchos, after staying on the animal for the required length of time, during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 18, 2011. Gauchos all over the country come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. . Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. . Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighboring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighboring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. . Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. . Gauchos from all over the country and neighbourhoods of Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho is unseated by an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos work on an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho wears a belt made of silver and gold during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week, when gauchos ride untamed or unbroken horses, in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

Gauchos leave the pit after observing other gauchos ride untamed or unbroken horses during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho adjusts his spurs while talking to another gaucho after riding an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIEtY ANIMALS)

The Gauchos Of South America

A gaucho leaves the pit after observing other gauchos ride untamed or unbroken horses during the celebration of Criolla (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)