Island Resident & Cowboy Featured in PBS Show

Cozumel has been lucky enough to be the part-time home of various members of the Walker family, headed by Rex and his wife Queeda.  While almost everyone on site can recognize Rex Walker as a real-life cowboy, many island residents are surprised to learn that in addition to Cozumel Vacation Villas the Walker clan runs the largest saddle horse company in the United States.  Sombrero Stables was created in 1952 in the Estes Park area of Colorado.

MAYBELL, CO – MAY 6: Cowboy and owner of Sombrero Ranch Rex Walker poses for a portrait before the second day of the Great American Horse Drive on May 6, 2018 in Maybell, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Recently Rex Walker, Sombrero Stables and the rest of the family were featured in the PBS show “Today’s Wild West” in an episode entitled “Final Great American Horse Drive”  which chronicles a 2-day horse drive of 500 horses from one property to another.

You can find the full episode on YouTube here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2z5Yru4hn4

Cozumel Vacation Villas was founded in 1982.  Rex Walker has also been instrumental in bringing the sport of boxing to Mexico.  He’s President of The North American Boxing Federation and has been a professional boxing judge since 1985.

Aparece en la red televisiva PBS un residente de Cozumel y vaquero 

Cozumel ha tenido la fortuna de ser el hogar de tiempo parcial de diversos miembros de la familia Walker que encabezan Rex y su esposa Queeda. En tanto  casi todos aquí reconocerían a Rex como un verdadero vaquero, muchos habitantes de la Isla se sorprenden al saber que además de “Cozumel Vacation Villas”, el clan Walker tiene la empresa más grande de monturas para caballo en los Estados Unidos. “Sombrero Stables” se creó en el año 1952 en el área del parque Estes en Colorado.

En fechas recientes Rex Walker, “Sombrero Stables” y el resto de la familia aparecieron en el programa “Today’s Wild West” de la cadena televisiva PBS en un episodio titulado “Final Great American Horse Drive” que relata la cabalgata de 2 días de duración de 500 caballos de una propiedad hacia otra.

Aquí pueden encontrar el episodio completo en YouTube.

“Cozumel Vacation Villas” se fundó en 1982. Rex Walker también ha sido fundamental para traer el box a México. Es presidente de la Federación Estadounidense de Boxeo y ha sido juez del boxeo profesional desde 1985. 

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