Rodeo Rules in Britain

Rodeo Cowboys
Some rodeo events are not allowed in Great Britain, that is, not as performed in America.  The BRCA have re-designed some of these events where necessary, in keeping with the RSPCA and the law, plus some extra safeguards to ensure that there will be no cruelty or abuse in any way, to any animal at our shows.                 

1. Judging for Rough Stock Events
2. Bull Riding
3. Bareback Bronc Riding
4. Saddle Bronc Riding


1. Judging for Rough Stock Events

Bull, Bareback and Saddle Bronc riding will be judged 50 per cent on how well the animal bucks, and 50 per cent on the ride.  The ride must be with one hand only.  Scoring will be from 60 to 80, 70 being the average.  For the points to count, the rider must stay on for 8 seconds.

2. Bull Riding

No flank cinch, bells or other artificial stimulants, and no spurs;  just a braided bull-rope to hold on to with one hand, while keeping the other hand from touching the bull.

3. Bareback Bronc Riding

No flank cinch or other artificial stimulants and no spurs.  A special cinch rig with a suitcase type handle must be used, held with one hand. The free hand must not touch the horse.

4. Saddle Bronc Riding

No flank cinch or other artificial stimulants and no spurs.  A regular bronc saddle and a head collar with a single rope rein must be used.  The free hand must not touch the horse.




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