Au Pairs Visit Madison Square Garden to Watch Bull Riding!

bull rider with hat

Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is an international professional bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. In the United States.  More than 800 cowboys from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico hold PBR memberships.

cowboy and apsOn Sunday, January 6th au pairs from the 4 Au Pair in America Long Island clusters experienced the PBR show at Madison Square Garden in NYC.  This was a chance for the au pairs to experience an American cultural experience not usually seen in NYC!   The riders were amazing, staying on one of these bulls for 8 seconds seems impossible.  Some were successful and many were not.  The packed crowd was enjoying the show, the riders, the bulls, the rodeo clown and the brave men who were in the rink with the bulls getting them back into the corrals!  Crazy and exciting!!

PBR openningThe PBR’s premier tour includes 31 events across the country every year. Pyrotechnics, pulsating music and special effects open each event, and each features the top 30 riders in the world at the time (plus 10 alternates). The season culminates inLas Vegas,egas, where the PBR World Finals are held.

DSCN0093Riders attempt to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds, and rides are judged based on both the rider’s and the bull’s performance, with two judges scoring the rider and two scoring the bull. At the end of each event, the top 15 riders compete in the short round, or “short go”; the rider with the highest point total from the entire event becomes the winner.

bull rider with helmetCanada, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico each have their own PBR tours, and money earned on those tours counts towards the U.S. qualifier standings and a spot in the PBR World Finals.

Bulls' names in white, Cowboys in blue!

Bulls' names in white, Cowboys in blue!

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