THE MOST EXCITING SPORT ON THE PLANET!
LIVE BULL RIDING
That's right, right here at the RANCH... Come on out early and enjoy some BBQ cooked in our all wood burning smokers, or grab a burger, after dinner watch the Bull Riding, enjoy a beer, and gather around our campfires. Bull riding is entertainment that appeals to all walks of life, young and old. It's exhilarating, educational, and gives you a window into the cowboy life that won the west. Join us for an exciting night of mutton bustin and live professional bull riding.
STATE LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE FROM BRINGING FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE VENUE INCLUDING THE PARKING LOT
Children under 21 years of age must be
accompanied by their legal parent or guardian.
CHILDREN MUST REMAIN BY YOUR SIDE AT ALL TIMES-STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Each bull has a unique name and number used to identify the bull. A sufficient number of bulls each judged to be of good strength, health, agility, and age, are selected to perform. The rider and bull are matched randomly before the competition, although starting in 2008, some ranked riders are allowed to choose their own bulls from a bull draft for selected rounds in PBR events.
A rider mounts a bull and grips a flat braided rope. After he secures a good grip on the rope, the rider nods to signal he is ready. The bucking chute (a small enclosure which opens from the side) is opened and the bull storms out into the arena. The rider must attempt to stay on the bull for at least eight seconds, while only touching the bull with his riding hand. His other hand must remain free for the duration of the ride. Originally, the rules required a 10 second ride, but that was changed to the current eight seconds.
The bull bucks, rears, kicks, spins, and twists in an effort to throw the rider off. This continues for a number of seconds until the rider bucks off or dismounts after completing his ride. A loud buzzer or whistle announces the completion of an eight second ride.
Throughout the ride, bullfighters, also popularly known as rodeo clowns, stay near the bull in order to aid the rider if necessary. When the ride ends, either intentionally or not, the bullfighters distract the bull to protect the rider from harm.