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Saddle Bronc Riding

Saddle Bronc Riding is a sport of balance and agility. The Rider places his hand on a buck rein, unique to this event and sits in a modified western saddle. This event is very technical. If the rider places his hand too high on the rope, he risks getting bucked off. If the rider places his hand too low on the rope, he doesn't allow the horse enough movement to buck. 


  • The rider must hold on for eight (8) seconds

  • The rider must "Mark Out" - What does this mean? The rider must have his boots above the horses shoulders with his spurs touching the horse until it's front feet hit the ground on the first jump. If the rider fails to do this, it is an automatic disqualification.


The Horse is scored 1-50 points.

  • Front End Drop

  • High Kick

The Rider is scored 1-50 points.

  • Mark Out

  • Toes Pointed Out

  • Leg Motion

The Sandpoint Arena Record for Saddle Bronc Riding was set by Tate Owens in 2021 with a score of 89.

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