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Bull Riding

Friday July 17, 2020

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 Ashlee & the Longshot Revival!
The El Paso County Fair is proud to welcome back this amazing local group to the stage! This fresh, entertaining country music band plays everything from Dolly, Tammy and Cash to Little Big Town and George Strait.
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