With the New Year comes new experiences! Every year I make it a goal to try something new, see something new, go somewhere new….you get the picture!
So this year I kicked off the year by having a buckin’ good time by attending the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event at Madison Square Garden. I have been to many rodeos, but never have I been to an official PBR event! To say I was excited, would be an understatement. I mean, never did I think I would be packing up my cowboy boots to go to New York City.
First of all, I have to say that I was pretty spoiled as I got a behind the scenes look at everything that goes on. It is very impressive, to say the least.
In just a matter of days the arena was transformed from a hockey rink to a dirt arena in preparation for the battle of the world’s toughest bulls against the worlds best riders.
There are many things I learned on my trip but to keep this blog short, here are just a few interesting facts.
These bulls are tough! How tough?
Weighing in around 2,000 lbs. These bulls are pure muscle and bred to buck.
The horns are filed down, so the ends are the size of a silver dollar, this helps to protect the riders. But don’t worry this doesn’t hurt the bull, it is like having your fingernails filed.
I am certain that these bulls eat better than I do. These bulls are the race horses of the bovine world. They are fed the best food and drink filtered water.
750 tons of dirt make up the arena, which equates to 45 truck loads! The dirt also tapers from one end of the arena to the other. The dirt starts at 6” deep and is 9” deep at the gates. This allows the bulls to have cushion on their hooves when throwing around 2,000 lbs of weight.
I had so much fun at this event and am hoping to attend more in the near future!
The next event that I have my eye on is the PBR Global Cup taking place in Arlington, Texas. Where real cowboys will be taking over AT&T stadium. Click here for more information or tickets.
This will be the first time ever that the Global Cup is being held in the United States. This is a team event, meaning the top riders from 6 different countries will be competing on a global stage to represent their country. USA, USA, USA!….alright I’ll stop chanting now!
There are so many details that are fascinating to me! If you have any questions about bull riding or the PBR please let me know!
Thanks for stoping by and hopefully I will see you at the next PBR event.
I had a few questions about my outfit so here goes! Denim on demin is a cowboy classic, so wearing anything else to my first PBR event wasn’t an option. Also, My boots are from Yeehawcowboy, so comfortable and fashion forward! Use code NIKKB22 for 10% off