Saddle Bronc Riding

Known as rodeo’s classic event, saddle bronc riding is judged similarly to bareback bronc riding but there are additional possibilities to being disqualified; that is losing a stirrup or dropping the thickly braided rein that is attached to the horse’s halter. The cowboy sits on the horse differently due to the saddle and rein, and the spurring motion covers a different area due to the broncs usually being several hundred pounds heavier than bareback horses and generally buck in a slower manner.

2016 World Champion: Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, AB

2016 DRR Champion: Chet Johnson, 87.5 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Lipstick & Whiskey

DRR Arena Record: Kent Cooper, 93 points on Kerby’s Hang ’em High, 1980

This year’s Saddle Bronc Riding is sponsored by: