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Dirt Kickin’ Wicked Good Bull Riding at the Crow Wing County Fair
July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bull riding began in the 1910s as open-arena steer riding. Not until the early 1930s, when arena chutes came into wide use, did the larger Brahman and crossbred bulls make an appearance. This event pits the competitor against a bull of 1,700–2,000 pounds (770–910 kg). To stay on the animal, the rider utilizes only a flat-plaited rope with a handhold and an attached bell; one hand remains free. Most contemporary bull riders wear Kevlar vests for protection, and some also don helmets. For a qualified ride, contestants must stay aboard the animal for eight seconds out of the chute and cannot touch the bull or themselves with their free hand. As in other judged events, the score is a combined tally of up to 50 points each for rider and bull. Competitive scores range above 80 combined points, with 90 or better representing an exceptional ride.
$3,000 Added Pro $80 Entry Fee / $100 Added Rookie $60 Entry Fee.
Buckle to Event Winner
Call-ins Monday July 16: 6-9 pm
Call 320-226-0949. NFPB