Come along for ride of your life
HOW do you know when a professional bull rider is ready to jump on the beast in front of thousands of cheering fans?
Like most other sports, the path to becoming a part of the Professional Bull Riding Tour requires hard work and persistence.
You’re in the top 40 in the country, and travel right across it competing and entertaining.
Thanks to Australian Regional Media, publisher of Rural Weekly and the Town & Country, that competition is coming to Hervey Bay’s Seafront Oval this Saturday.
ARM has teamed up with PBR Australia to deliver an adrenaline-filled series of bull riding events around the region.
Top bull riders will be chasing valuable competition points plus an ARM prize bonus of $20,000.
Professional Bull Riding Australia general manager Glen Young said there was never a favourite in this sport.
“I’ve been involved in the sport since it first started and I’ve never been able to pick a winner of an event,” he said.
So how do you qualify for the tour?
“In Australia kids will get started riding steers and junior bulls,” Young said.
“When they’re winning there then they’ll come and test themselves on the PBR tour.
“They’ll keep entering until they qualify (in the top 40).”
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