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Bull Riding

Friday July 19, 2019

Join us for an evening of exhilarating entertainment as 30 riders face the 8 second challenge of staying on top of more than 2,000 pounds of spinning horns and hooves! TZ Bucking Bulls proudly bring you the best of the best!

What exactly is Bull Riding?

Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.

In the American tradition, the rider must stay on top of the bucking bull while holding onto the bull rope with one hand for eight seconds and not touching the bull or himself with his free hand. A bull rope is a fiber rope wrapped around the chest of the bull directly behind the bull's front legs, which the rider grips while riding. If he does that, it is a qualified ride. If he gets bucked off before eight seconds, it is a no score; in most bull riding circuits, four judges mark scores for the rider and the bull. Two judges score the rider based on his ability up to 25 points each for up to a total of 50 points, the other two judges score the bull on his bucking performance for up to 25 points each for a total of up to 50 points. Thus, the ride is scored up to 100 points. Most professional riders score between the mid-70s and high 80s.

Tickets: Includes Fair admission
Adult $15.00
Senior $12.00
Youth $ 10.00
Children under 3 Free

Free Concert after the Bull Riding!

Come on over to the Entertainment Pavilion when the Bull Riding action concludes for a concert featuring recording artist Curtis Grimes! and the Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band.

Curtis Grimes

To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes; along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. After a successful career as a collegiate baseball player, in 2011 Grimes was given a chance to appear on Season 1 of a new reality TV show called “The Voice”. Having nothing to lose he auditioned for it and ended up finishing in the Top 10 under Coach Cee-lo Green (no, not Blake Shelton).

In 2018, Grimes was named “Male Vocalist of the Year” at The Texas Country Music Association Awards Show and also received the honors of winning “Country-Christian Artist of the Year” and Country-Christian Song of the Year”. With 7 # 1 songs on The Texas Country Chart and a newly acquired # 1 song on The Power Source Christian Country Music Chart, Curtis is proving to be a force on the scene.

Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band

Started in 2005, Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band has been a local attraction to the Pikes Peak region. Tenderfoot bluegrass Band has played Venues all along then front range. Tenderfoot is a high energy bluegrass band.
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