Bareback Riding

This event is judged according to the performances of both the rider and the bucking horse. It is a single handheld, eight-second ride which starts with the cowboy’s feed held in a position over the break of the horse’s shoulders until the horse’s front feet touch the ground on the first jump out of the chute. The rider earns points maintaining upper body control while moving his feet in a toes-turned-out rhythmic motion in time with the horse’s bucking action.

2016 World Champion: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, IA

2017 DRR Champion: Orin Larsen, 83 Points on Powder River Rodeo’s Big Prize

DRR Arena Record: Royce Ford, 91 Points, 2006

This year’s Bareback Riding is sponsored by: