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Because of his published work, Barrera is regarded as a historian and expert on the art of trick roping. He has also been the subject of a television profile on KVIE channel 6's Central Valley Chronicles program. And if that's not enough, this multi-talented, multi-tasking performer also writes a monthly arts and culture column for Vida en el Valle, an English/Spanish newspaper. What fascinates Barrera about these beautiful art forms is that they are one of the few true 'Western Arena' arts created on the American continent. These arts exemplify the true spirit of the Charro and American cowboy.  Barrera obtained a Bachelor of  Arts from the California State University, Sacramento.