Brazilian cowboys will lead the way at Professional Bull Riders Australia's Bendigo Invitational.
Among them is Flávio Vinícius da Silva.
The 30-year-old from São Paulo has been riding bulls for 10 years, first taking up the sport to follow in the footsteps of Brazilian three-time world champion Adriano Moraes.
Vinícius da Silva will use his experience riding in Brazil and Australia to pave the way to fulfil his vision.
"When I was younger I had dreams of riding bulls in America," Vinícius da Silva said.
"Riding in Australia is a way to make it to America."
Vinícius da Silva is currently ranked 83 in the world and heads to Bendigo after a top three finish at the recent PBR Shepparton Invitational.
Drawing on inspiration from his hero Moraes, Vinícius da Silvais is now within the top 10 ranked Brazilian riders in the world.
PBR general manager Glen Young was impressed with the "very high quality" of riders who will compete at the Bendigo Invitational.
"PBR is always about expecting the unexpected," Young said.
"From the first bull to the last bull of the night you never really know what you are going to get."
In addition to Brazilian riders - Australian, American and New Zealanders will also feature at the event.
This is the second year PBR Australia has held an event in Bendigo, with the first in 2018.
"It's been on the cards for quite a few years now to have events in Victoria, we always wanted to get down into this market," Young said.
"To be able to return for a second year, and to come back for a third year is something we are looking forward to."
The event will be held at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, with PBR rolling in its portable stadium for a night of adrenaline-filled bull riding.
The tour features many renowned bulls - similar to the riders they are studied and ranked.
"A lot of the bulls have more fans than some of the cowboys," Young said.
Half of a rider's score is factored by the bull, so cowboys always aim to be paired with the toughest of the pack.
"They are very much part of it. If you don't have a strong enough bull, you're not going to place, or someone is going to place ahead of you."
Riders are required to stay on the back of the bull for a minimum of eight seconds in order to be scored.
One of the rider's hands holds onto a rope tied to the bull, and the other hand must remain in the air – if it touches the bull or rider, there is an instant disqualification.
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