Bendigo will host its second visit from the Professional Bull Riders Tour when it travels through central Victoria in March.
The tour will include the PBR’s purpose built mobile stadium which allows spectators to get face-to-face with the action.
“When we designed this stadium we wanted to ensure each and every patron was not only close to the action but also in a prime viewing position from the start of the show through to the end of the show,” PBR general manager Glen Young said.
To put it simply, the ultimate goal for the rider is to stay on the bull for eight seconds
The riders compete under competition regulations which requires one of the participant’s hands on a rope tied to the bull, and the other hand in the air – if it touches the bull or rider there is an instant disqualification.
“There’s no time to think about anything but riding. The riders are definitely relying on different reactions and if the bull is going left or right or moving ahead,” Young said.
“You’re just watching and being aware of everything around you. Your senses are on high alert.”
In addition to the cowboys, the bulls are the stars of the show, some having more fans than some of the cowboys.
The Professional Bull Riders Tour will be held at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds on March 2.
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