Gaining popularity in the nineteenth century, Bull Riding started as a competition among cowboys to determine who was the toughest rider. Starting on small ranches and moving to wild west shows, and finally going on its own, bull riding has become the rodeos most popular event to-date.
Some Bulls even become more famous than the riders.
The rider must hang on with one hand for 8 seconds to qualify. Sounds easy, right?
The Bull is scored from 1-50 points.
Front End Drop
and Directional Changes
The Rider is also scored from 1-50 points.
Position of the Free Hand
and Leg motion
All while not touching the bull with the free hand .
Exclusive Bull Riding Events grew out of Rodeo and have become popular with both fans and contestants.