LEGENDARY SINCE 1959

Bareback

No saddle, no stirrup, no reins – just a cowboy and eight seconds of wild action.

With only a leather pad and a handle, the rider must hold with one hand or face disqualification if he touches the horse, himself or equipment with the free hand.

The cowboy starts with his feet over the break of the shoulder. As the horse bucks, he jerks his feet towards the wither snapping them back into position in front of the shoulder ready for the next jump.

The cowboy has no control over the horse and is judged on his spurring technique.

The event is considered the most physically demanding with possible injuries to arms, shoulders and necks from the stress of holding on to the rigging.