What does it take to become a Professional Bull Rider in Australia?
A bull rider must be at least 18 years of age and an Open bull rider in a recognized Rodeo Association to purchase a PBRA membership. After you purchase the PBR membership you will receive a riding permit. This riding permit will allow you enter the Touring Pro and Sanctioned events. Once you win $ 2500.00 (AUD) in prize money you will be upgraded from permit status to cardholder status, however, you have to continue to win $ 2500.00 (AUD) each year to maintain your card holder status. Once you receive your cardholder status you can work your way towards the Cup Series, which can earn you a position on the Unleash The Beast Tour.
Additionally, attending a reputable bull riding school may give you the edge needed to take advantage of opportunities offered by the Professional Bull Riders to win money riding against the toughest contenders – both man and beast – in the world. Please contact PBRA office for details regarding upcoming bull riding schools.