Luke Kraut, PRCA Bullfighter
Luke Kraut migrated to America from a ranch in Australia in 1995. He became self-employed as a farrier in the Phoenix, Ariz. area.
Kraut soon found his talents as a bull rider. He’s held memberships with the International Professional Rodeo Association, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Professional Bull Riders as a bull rider. He produced some bull riding events, a bull riding school and entered more than 3,000 rodeos from California to Florida.
“But my passion is to provide the highest quality of cowboy protection,” he said. “I have taught my bull fighting skills along side some of the best bull riders around such as Cody Custer, Gary Leffew, Cody Hart, Beau Lindley and Lyle Sankey. I have fought bulls all over the Southwestern United States and in Australia, everything from jackpot bull ridings and amateur rodeos to PRCA and IPRA rodeos and even some PBR events.”
Kraut and his wife, Gina, and their three boys Lane, Cauy and Boyce, have acquired bucking bulls and started a breeding program. They have subcontracted for several contractors in the GCPRA, IPRA, PBR and other rodeos and bull ridings throughout the southwest.
“Rodeo is not only a tradition, but also a lifestyle we hope to pass down to our children,” Kraut said
Aaron Ferguson, Bullfighter
Aaron Ferguson was born and raised in High River, Alberta, Canada. At the age of fifteen he decided to test his hand as a rodeo bullfighter, working numerous high school and amateur rodeos.
In 2009 while attending college in Oklahoma, Ferguson was approved for his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bullfighter card. Since gaining professional status, the twenty-five year old has quickly become one of the most recognizable figures in the bullfighting business.
In 2013, Ferguson became just the second Canadian ever to be voted to fight bulls at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. He was selected to protect cowboys at the PRCA Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo 3 times and the PRCA Ram Wilderness Circuit Finals for the first time in 2013. Aaron was also selected for the College National Finals Rodeo and Denver’s Rodeo All-Star Weekend in 2013 and 2014. In 2009 Ferguson was featured as a bullfighter in the acclaimed “Rodeo Europe Tour“.