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For Immediate Release
 
PRIZE MONEY INCREASES $87,000 FOR ABBI CLASSIC FINALS
Places 2-15 to Pay Out More
 
PUEBLO, Colo. (September 1, 2015)- American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) announced an anticipated prize purse increase of $87,000 for the Classic World Finals. This would increase the winning money for 14 of the 15 holes.This is an update to the previous anticipated prize purse release.
 
"We spoke to our members and shareholders and the consensus was that places two on down should pay more," explained ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "First will pay the same as last year, $200,000. It was more important to more people to spread out the increased money rather than have it go to increasing the first place prize."
 
With this new payout structure, even the bottom paying spot (15th) will double their entry fees. With the ABBI World Finals presented by South Point just around the corner, stock contractors are trying to get their animals qualified for Vegas. If animals do not have enough money won to qualify for the late October event (in the Top 35 in the standings), there will be two Wild Card events held where five animals will advance to Las Vegas. 
 
The first Wild Card will be Oct. 2-3 in San Antonio with the second one happening Oct. 9-10 in Hamilton, Texas. The five Wild Card bulls who advance to the Classic Finals will have their $5,000 entry fees paid. Check AmericanBuckingBull.com for a complete schedule and more information. 
 
2014 Classic Payoff
Estimated 2015 Classic Payoff
1
$200,000.00
 $200,000.00
2
$75,000.00
 $90,000.00
3
$40,000.00
 $50,000.00
4
$30,000.00
 $40,000.00
5
$20,000.00
 $30,000.00
6
$18,000.00
 $25,000.00
7
$16,000.00
 $20,000.00
8
$14,000.00
 $16,000.00
9
$12,000.00
 $15,000.00
10
$10,000.00
 $14,000.00
11
$9,000.00
 $13,000.00
12
$8,000.00
 $12,000.00
13
$7,000.00
 $11,000.00
14
$6,000.00
 $10,500.00
15
$5,000.00
 $10,000.00
 $470,000.00
 $556,500.00

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

28 AUGUST 2015

CONTACT: KARAH HILES

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

956-874-8093

karah@buckingbullgames.com

 

THE BUCKING BULL GAMES ANNOUNCES HIGH PAYING ALL STAR BULL GAMES  TO BE HELD DURING PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES EVENTS CULMINATING IN A MID-SUMMER FINALE WITH HUGE PAYOUT

 

 

ORCHARD, TEXAS - Billy Jaynes, CEO of Exclusive Genetics’ Bucking Bull Games (BBG) and Jay Daugherty, Executive Director of American Bucking Bull, Inc (ABBI) announced today five high-paying Futurity All Stars at the PBR Bucking Bull Showdowns events that will take place during five 2016 PBR Built Ford Tough Series Events scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City, OK;  Kansas City, MO;  St Louis, MO:  Phoenix, AZ and Springfield, MO, and a Mid-Summer Finale to take place on May 28th, 2016 at The Jaynes Gang ranch in Orchard, TX that will include a huge payout, giving all competitors multiple chances to win.    

 

CEO of the Bucking Bull Games, Billy Jaynes said, “We stand firm that this industry will only grow with an increase in events with higher payouts, so we are doing our best to make that happen.  With the additional incentive to buck your bull during PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series, these events should do really well.” 

 

ABBI’s Executive Director, Jay Daugherty added, “We are looking to add more ABBI events to our schedule in 2016 and we hope more promoters like Billy will step up and put on quality events like this one.”

 

The Mid-Summer Finale is open to Bucking Bull Games certified bulls, ALL IN certified bulls, and open bulls and begins with nine qualifying competitions, split evenly between the December Games, the January Games, and the February Games, where bulls will accumulate points, simply based on their scores, at each competition to qualify them to take part in the Finale.   As an added incentive, the top five ALL IN certified bulls from each set of Games will go on to compete at the three All Stars at the PBR Bucking Bull Showdown events In Oklahoma City, OK; Kansas City, MO; and Phoenix, AZ and the bulls will buck live during the performance at the PBR Built Ford Tough Series. There will also be two series of six events where the best five bulls, regardless of whether they are ALL IN certified, Bucking Bull Games certified or open bulls, they will qualify to buck at PBR’s Fort Built Tough Series events in St Louis, Mo or Springfield Mo. Additionally, once the nine qualifying competitions are completed the top 50 Bucking Bull Games Certified Bulls, the top 50 ALL-IN Certified Bulls, and the top 50 Open Bulls,  will qualify for the Mid-Summer Finale in Orchard, TX where one bull could win over $100,000.

 

Payouts are based on obtaining 50 entries in each class at each of the nine qualifying competitions and 50 bulls in each class at the Mid-Summer Finale:

 

 

 

Place

Estimated Payout at Mid-Summer Finale – Champions Class

Estimated Payout at Mid-Summer Finale – Underdog Class

Estimated Top 5 Payout at All Stars at the PBR Bucking Bull Showdowns

Champions Class Payout at Each of the 9 Qualifiers

Underdog Class Payout at Each of the 9 Qualifiers

1st

$75,000

$35,000

$20,000

$11,250

$7,500

2nd

$25,000

$20,000

$7,000

$9,375

$6,250

3rd

$20,000

$15,000

$5,250

$7,500

$5,000

4th

$17,000

$7,500

$3,500

$5,625

$3,750

5th

$15,000

-

$1,750

$3,750

$2,500

6th

$5,000

-

 

 

 

 

 

All qualifying events will be sanctioned by ABBI and will observe ABBI’s rule book.  The total entry fee for each event will be $1,500 with $500 from each entry to be split between the All Stars at the PBR Bucking Bull Showdowns and the Mid-Summer Finale for added money at each event.   Points will accumulate at each qualifier, with the bull score equaling the amount of points earned (i.e. a score of 80 will equal 80 points). 

 

Keep an eye out for more information including when books will open for these great events! 

    
 
 
 
 
YEARLING FUTURITY BOOKS SET TO OPEN MONDAY! 
Unique TwoBulls Yearling Feature Futurity will Feature
6 Different Yearling Classes

 

PUEBLO, COLO. (August 19, 2015)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) and the TwoBulls Group are pleased to announce an exciting new yearling competition. “The TwoBulls Yearling Feature Futurity is designed to give all stock contractors a place to come and buck their young bulls,” said Jim McLain, TwoBulls Group President. “This event will be held in September annually, and by participating in it this season stock contractors will then have the option next year to include animals in our 2016 yearling sale and events.”

Held Sept. 18-19 in Duncan, Okla., entry fees will range from $500 to $1500. “People can participate at whatever level, and in whatever class, they are comfortable with,” said McLain.

“This is a great opportunity for our members to give their bulls some experience before our yearling event at the World Finals,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “It also gives members the chance to compete with their younger bulls, as well as with their heifers.”

All classes are strictly for yearlings and will include: Wild Card, High Stakes, Gambler Open, Ladies Choice, OBBA and She Bucks$$$$. A Big Tex Brushbuster Gooseneck Trailer will be drawn for at the event; if more than 150 bulls enter then two trailers will be given away.

The Wild Card will be $1,000 entry fee and the winning bull will earn a paid entry spot (worth $5,000) in the ABBI World Finals Lifetime Yearling Futurity. The High Stakes is a side pot that Wild Card entries may also enter for $1,500.

The Gambler Open is $500, as is the Ladies Choice (for female stock contractors). The OBBA Class is an optional additional entry for bulls in the Gambler Open class. The cost is $50 and there will be $2000 added money. Entrants must be Oklahoma Bucking Bull Association members (note that you can enter this class and join OBBA on-site the day of check-in at the event). She Bucks$$$$ is a heifer futurity with a $500 entry fee.

Books open August 24 and close August 28; there will no extended entry period. All entries will be taken by the ABBI office. All animals must be ABBI registered, however they do not have to have their EID tag yet. All winners however will be subject to on-site age verification.

Hotel room discounts are available through August 28. Visit http://www.twobulls.net/yearling_home.html for more information.

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 NEW WEBSITE FEATURES: ANIMALS EARNINGS AND EVENT RESULTS!

 

 

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 11, 2015)-ABBI announced today that they have improved their animal database with the addition of performance results. ABBI members now have competition information for each of their registered animals who have participated in events.

 

Now, when each animal's record is pulled up, there is an earnings tab. When clicked, this tab displays what events the animal has competed at, how he placed and the money won.

"We value what our members have been asking for and we realize the importance of what this information adds to their individual breeding programs" said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "For us to be able to show our members how each of their animals has done at events in our ABBI website database allows them to track their career earnings, as well as their success at competitions. This is a great addition to our system." 

 

Each ABBI member will be able to access their own inventory. Premier and Lifetime members are able to search the complete inventory of 170,000 animals and look at any animal's earnings. 

 

Marlissa Gonzalez, Sr. Registration Manager has been working on the project for over two years. "It is still a work in progress as we go through older event records, but we will continue to add event earnings and other information that will aid our members when making decisions regarding their breeding programs."

 

Each page will show a maximum of 12 records and users can sort by any of the columns. The default order is descending based on event date.

 

Earnings are all ABBI unless stated otherwise; with plans to incorporate winnings from as many other major organizations as possible in the future.

 

 

 

BUCKING BULL GAMES AND AMERICAN BUCKING BULL, INC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT TO MERGE BACK SEAT BUCKERS WITH THE ALL IN PLAYER’S CHAMPIONSHIP DRAFT

 

ORCHARD, TEXAS - Billy Jaynes, CEO of Exclusive Genetics’ Bucking Bull Games (BBG) and Jay Daugherty, Executive Director of American Bucking Bull, Inc (ABBI) announced today that in an ongoing effort to show unification between their organizations, they have reached an agreement to merge ABBI’s Back Seat Bucker’s Program with BBG’s ALL IN Player’s Championship Draft.  Exclusive Genetics will manage the newly combined program, rebranded the “ALL IN Player’s Championship”, for the next three years, beginning with EG’s  Million Dollar Bucking Bull Championship and ABBI Finals in October, which will be the draft bulls for the 2016 competitive year. 

 

Speaking on the new ALL IN Player’s Championship Program, EG’s CEO Billy Jaynes said, “I am thrilled to have this opportunity.  My number one priority is ensuring that more participants in this program end up with a bull that is competitive at Professional Bull Rider (PBR) events, as well as other high quality competitions.   I believe a key component to achieving this goal is to better compensate breeders and stock contractors that certify bulls in our program.    We are already developing additional changes that will continue to have a positive effect for everyone that will be involved with the ALL IN Player’s Championship and in order for this to be successful, all parties must continue to feel that this program is beneficial to their interests.  ABBI has entrusted us to make this program better and we plan to do just that. “

 

ABBI’s Daugherty added, “We believe that we have made a deal with one of the best people in our industry to make Back Seat Buckers an even stronger program. We believe this new partnership between ABBI and EG will make things better for those that are investing in our program, and that is important to ABBI. Billy has a proven track record of managing turnkey bucking bull programs and we look forward to seeing how successful this program can be over the next three years under his tutelage.” 

 

Improvements that are already planned for the ALL IN Player’s Championship include watching all of the bulls buck the day of the draft, the ability to choose your own trainer, and all bulls being certified to compete in EG’s 2016 Million Dollar Bucking Bull Championship, the only Bucking Bull Futurity event that pays out $500,000 to one bull owner every year. 

 

The first All In Player’s Championship Draft will be held at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa on October 22nd.  Bulls will buck beginning at 8 a.m. at the South Point’s Main Arena and the draft will take place starting at 4 p.m. in the Brunswick Room.   With only 100 draft spots available, they will sell quickly.  Contact Jeremy Lukas, Bucking Bull Games’ Director of Sales at 832-844-2855 or via email at: jeremy@buckingbullgames.com to purchase your spot today.  ##

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ABBI CLASSIC EVENTS NEWS AND UPDATES:

First Place at Finals to Pay $250,000, Wild Card Events Announced

PUEBLO, Colo. (July 15, 2015)- American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) had announced exciting new information and prizes related to their Classic events today. 

At the mid-point of the Classic season to date, $168,955.56 is in the Classic drag. This makes the estimated payout for the Classic World Finals in October $550,000. This would be $80,000 more than last year's prize purse in Las Vegas.

"There is no title more prestigious for a competitive bucking bull than ABBI Classic World Champion," stated ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "ABBI has worked hard this year to provide as many opportunities for Classic bulls to compete as possible and now we are also increasing the prize money and awards available to them."

The ABBI Classic World Champion will receive $250,000 (last year it was $200,000) and there will be 40 bulls competing at the event. Thirty-five will be based on the year-end standings (based on money won); the additional five will come from Wild Card events. The World Finals entry fee will be $5,000. 

There will be two different Wild Card events, the first will be at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio Oct. 2-3. The second Wild Card will be at Cody Ohl's at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas Oct. 9-10. Three Wild Card spots will come from San Antonio; two will come from Hamilton. The Hamilton event will also feature a Futurity event held Saturday morning.

All owners with bulls in the Classic Finals will be in a random drawing for a custom Kawasaki 610 XC Mule that is ABBI wrapped and has custom leather seats. The Kawasaki Mule will be awarded and delivered in Las Vegas during the ABBI World Finals at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa sponsored by Cooper Tires, Bootdaddy.com and South Point.

Check AmericanBuckingBull.com for Wild Card event updates and additional information.

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RFD-TV UPDATE!

ABBI  GONZALES EVENT HIGHLIGHTS TO AIR TUESDAY JULY 14 ON RFD-TV

Tune in at 6:30pm (CDT) for Western Sports Roundup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more info:

Susan Bedford

ABBI Media Director

susan@americanbuckingbull.com

(808)938-0358

 

 

ABBI EVENT HIGHLIGHTS TO AIR ON RFD-TV TOMORROW EVENING:

Tune in at 6:30pm (CDT) for Western Sports Roundup

 

PUEBLO, COLO. (July 7, 2015)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) is excited to announce that highlights from their Estes Park event will be featured on RFD-TV  Wednesday,  July 8 at 6:30pm (CDT) on the Western Sports Roundup which airs during the Rural Evening News.  

 

“RFD-TV has always been at the forefront of what matters to rural American and fans of Western sports,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “This is a major milestone for the sort of competitive bucking bulls to be recognized and included in their Western Sports Roundup show.”

 

ABBI pays out over $2.2 million each year to its animal athletes that compete in a variety of events, divided by age groups. A sister organization to PBR (Professional Bull Riders, Inc.), ABBI is where most of the bucking bull superstars of the PBR start their careers.  Bulls 3 and 4 years of age often compete in the ABBI while also being on the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series tour; the caliber of animal athletes is so high that some are already being talked about as contenders for PBR Bull of the Year.

 

Estes Park was a four day event held in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado which featured such marquee name bulls as Bruiser, Brutus, Swamp Wreck, The Rocker and Pearl Harbor. In addition to events for Classic (ages 3-4) bulls, events were held for Futurity (2 years of age) bulls and for ABBI Youth Members, who bucked their Futurity bulls for cash and prizes.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more info:

Susan Bedford

ABBI Media Director

susan@americanbuckingbull.com

(808)938-0358

 

 

ABBI ANNOUNCES BIG YEAR END BONUSES AND PRIZES:

BIG TEX TRAILER, KAWASAKI MULE, CM TRUCK BED and ADDED MONEY

PUEBLO, COLO. (July 1, 2015)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) announced additional awards, prizes and cash bonuses today for their regular season year-end champion bucking bulls today.

All year long, stock contractors compete at ABBI events across America with their animal athletes. ABBI appreciates their loyalty and dedication to growing the bucking bull industry and has added  more bonuses in more categories to honor the top bulls at the end of the regular season.

“The success of our sport is due to our members,” said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty, “and we, along with our corporate sponsors, wanted to come up with more ways to reward the stock contractors who compete with us all year long.”

The first place year-end Futurity bull will get $10,000 plus the use of a brand new Big Tex Trailer for the year. Second place will get $5,000 and third $2,500.  .

The highest marked Futurity bull will get $5,000, with the second highest score earning $2,500.

ABBI is also giving away custom sculptures from TR Chytka for the Classic , Derby , Futurity, Yearling , Junior and Cowgirls for a Cure for the Finals winners.

The top season-end Classic bull will earn $7,500 and a CM truck bed for his owner. Second place will pay $5,000 and third will pay $4,500. Bonuses will be paid all the way through tenth place at $1,000

 

All the Classic animals who qualify to compete at the World Finals will be entered into a drawing to win a 2015 customized Kawasaki Mule.  There will also be a drawing at the World Finals open to the public to win an additional Kawasaki Mule. The ABBI World Finals kick off October 20 and run through October 24, in conjunction with the PBR World Finals.

“This is the time of the year when our members are thinking about Las Vegas and getting their animals qualified and ready for our World Finals in October at South Point Arena,” said Daugherty.  “We wanted to give them additional incentives to make that final push toward competing for the year-end bonuses.”

Summer is traditionally known as “Cowboy Christmas” due to the large number of events professional cowboys can enter and win money at. Summer is also a busy season for the bucking bull industry with events practically every weekend for stock contractor to take their animal athletes to. The next ABBI event is July 3-4 in Estes Park, Colo. For more info visit, AmericanBuckingBull.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

For More Information:

Susan Bedford, Director of Communications

susan@americanbuckingbull.com

0:719-242-2747

C: 808-938-0358

 

Prestigious ABBI American Heritage Event to be Held June 12-13 at Stephens Co. Expo Arena

 

PUEBLO, COLO. (June 2, 2015)- There is no bigger event for 2-year-old bulls than the American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) American Heritage Futurity. With over $300,000 paid out last year at the two-day event, the American Heritage is the must-enter event for ABBI stock contractors each season.  The winning bull typically takes home a check for about $100,000.

ABBI is the sister organization to Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and is dedicated to promoting bucking bulls, both by preserving their bloodlines and showcasing their athletic abilities. They have over 170,000 DNA registered bucking cattle and pay out an average of $3 million dollars in prize money each season.

“There is simply no bigger event for young bucking bulls and we’re thrilled to be holding it in Duncan,” said Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “We looked at many cities and arenas before making our selection. This is a big family event for us so all of the activities offered at the Simmons Center, as well as the proximity of the arena to hotels and restaurants, were key factors in our decision. Duncan is a great community and we’re happy to be here.”

This premier annual event has been held in Oklahoma since its inception, but relocated to Duncan this year. Stephens Co. Expo Center will host several hundred of these elite animal athletes this weekend. American Heritage events are unique in that they require an animal to be nominated for the competition the year of its birth. Sustaining payments are then made on schedule up until the animal competes in the event.  

Futurity bulls buck with a weighted box (called a dummy) on their back for 4 seconds. Half of the animals will buck Friday at 12:30 pm with the second half bucking Saturday starting at 1:30 pm on Saturday. The box is released via remote-control and a team of judges award scores based on the animal’s performance. A Junior Futurity for ABBI members aged 9-18 will also be held Saturday at 10am, with these young cowboys and cowgirls flanking their own bucking bulls in the chutes. There will also be a Derby for 3-year-old bucking bulls. These older bulls will be pitted against cowboys in what will be an adrenaline-charged bull riding that starts at 7pm on Friday and Saturday.

Another highlight of the weekend will be two much anticipated sales. D&H Cattle Co. will be having a yearling bull sale on Thursday at 7:30pm. ABBI will hold their Hot Dams Sale (featuring elite females who are the dams or offspring of PBR superstar bulls) on Saturday at 9am. Both will take place at the Expo Center.

"We are excited about bringing the American Heritage to Duncan and showcasing our community," stated event liaison Jim D. McLain of the TwoBulls Group. "Our goal of bringing major events to Duncan is now becoming a reality through the vision of our County Commissioners in the recent expansion of the Stephens Co. Expo. The cooperative efforts between the DCVB, Stephens Co Expo. and TwoBulls Group made it possible to being this world-class event to Duncan. With hundreds of stock contractors, their families and bucking bull fans, this event will benefit the city, county and local businesses with a major economic impact."

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2015 marks the 12 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI). Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world.. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level. For more information: AmericanBuckingBull.com

Dear PRCA Stock Contractors,

 

American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) is pleased to announce that we will begin to pay bonuses to the champion WNFR and PRCA bucking bulls this year. We will pay out over $12,750 in cash and an additional $2,250 worth of ABBI registration credits with a total value of $15,000.

 

We will pay $2,000 to the registered owner of the PRCA Bull of the Year, $1,500 to the runner-up and $1,000 for third place. We will pay $1,000 to the WNFR Bull of the Finals, $750 to the runner-up and $500 for third. Each of the Top 3 registered animals in each category will also receive five free ABBI registration cards.

ABBI registered animals who belong to active ABBI members and are in their current inventory will be eligible for these bonuses, as well as their registered sires and dams. As you may know, ABBI is dedicated to recording and preserving the genetic legacy of the industry's greatest bucking bulls and has the largest bucking cattle DNA registry in the world with over 170,000 animals. 

Bulls must be registered at least 30 days prior to the first round of the WNFR to qualify for the bonus money. If any of the Top 3 bulls are not registered, we will move down the results to the highest placing registered animal in each category. We will pay $500 to both the registered sire and registered dam of each of the Top 3 registered bulls in the PRCA Bull of the Year and the WNFR Bull of the Finals categories.

The offspring and genetics of registered bucking cattle have significantly higher value than those of non-registered animals. If you need help registering animals or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 719-242-2747 or visit AmericanBuckingBull.com. We are excited about being able to support our members and their registered animals this way- good luck come December!

Sincerely,

Jay Daugherty

ABBI Executive Director

 

 

 
 
 
TOM TEAGUE DISPERSAL SALES CONTINUE TO SET RECORDS
 
PUEBLO, Colo. (May 6, 2015)- Tom Teague's Spring Female Dispersal Sale was a phenomenal success. Held last Saturday May 5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Ft. Worth, the sale featured females and their calves from some of Teague's most legendary bulls including Bones, I'm a Gangster and Here's Your Sign.

There were 48 lots sold for $367,000 at Teague's sale which consisted of pairs and bred heifers. The average lot price was $7,645.83

"I don't think there's ever been a better time to be involved in bucking cattle," said Teague. "The PBR and ABBI are enjoying so much growth and success, and quality bloodlines have never been more in demand."

Warren's Bucking Bulls was the volume buyer. The high selling female was Lot 6 (TBB 2664 I'm A Gangster x TBB 69/4 with a Here's Your Sign Heifer at her side), bought by Mike Warren.

The High Selling Lot was 19 which was a recip cow with a 2015 bull calf on her side sired by Smooth Move. The calf's dam is X23 Boo Hoo (Dam to I'm a Gangster). That lot sold for 18,000 to Geoffrey King from New Albany, Miss.

"This sale was another indicator that the cow market has turned around," said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "Our members understand the importance of bloodlines and that the dam is every bit as important as the sire, in fact many people think the dam matters more."


"Everyone knows I'm getting out of the bull business only because my company takes up so much of my time," said Teague, "but there were a couple of lots at this sale that I wanted to buy back! You get so attached to your program and bloodlines. It was really hard for me, but I like knowing what I started will benefit other people's breeding programs for decades to come."

The industry's next major female sale will be the ABBI's Hot Dams Sale in June during the American Heritage. Visit AmericanBuckingBull.com for more information.

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PUEBLO, COLO. (March 6)- ABBI began announcing some of the featured females in their upcoming Hot Dams Sale today. On June 13 at 9am during the American Heritage in Duncan, Okla., 20 lots of the most sought after bucking bovine bloodlines will be offered for sale. 

"We wanted this sale to showcase the best of the best," said ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "After our World Finals Sale sold $1 million of bucking cattle last October, we knew we wanted to do something around our other big yearly event, the American Heritage. Given the importance of females in creating champions, we wanted them to have a sale of their own."

Producing females and heifers from some of the most desirable genetics in the industry today will be offered at the Hot Dams Sale. The first lot announced was Page 510/4, the dam to ABBI 2014 World Champion Classic bull Long John who has career earnings of over $250,000.

The other lot announced today was the dam to PBR Built Ford Tough Series bull Percolator. Floyd 3 is out of Naccarato breeding on the top and bottom. For 2015, Percolator has been out 11 times with a buck off percentage of 73 and an average mark of 22.13. He was formerly known as Ninjago. 

"The recent success of our own heifer sale during Spring Fling proves the female market is turning around and getting stronger," said ABBI Board Member Toby Floyd. "We had MTZ 402, a Rooster grand daughter from Edward Martinez, go for $8,500. This ABBI Sale will be one no member will want to miss."

If you are interested in submitting a proven dam to this elite sale, please contact Marlissa Gonzalez at the ABBI office at 719-242-2747.  All lots are subject for review by the ABBI sale committee.


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Back Seat Buckers: Expanding Opportunities with Added ABBI Events

 
Pueblo, Colo. (March 31)- The Class of 2015 Back Seat Buckers bulls was drafted just last weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but their season is already heating up.

After a conference call with BSB owners, a decision was made by ABBI to allow the bulls the chance to compete in the new American Heritage events, as well as the Second Chance Championship in Las Vegas.

"This is all about expanding opportunities for our BSB stock contractors," explained Executive Director Jay Daugherty. "Our owners were excited about additional opportunities to compete with their BSB bulls so we are opening up the East and West Heritage events to them."

BSB bulls already entered into the American Heritage, prior to the draft, will get to compete at the AH event in Duncan, Okla. as is tradition. Owners who want to enter their bulls into the new West (Los Lunas, NM) or East (Archdale, NC) events may now do so.  Bulls who don't make it to the BSB Championship Round during the PBR World Finals will be eligible to enter the Second Chance Championship Futurity.

"Having an extra event in Vegas for our Back Seat Buckers bulls is awesome," said ABBI President Brad Boyd, who also owns several BSB bulls. "Even if your bull isn't in the Top 5, this additional event is another opportunity to win money and to enjoy the excitement of watching your animal compete."

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ABBI and Exclusive Genetics to Host a Meeting to explore creation of a Federation of Bucking Bull Associations
 
 American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) and Exclusive Genetics (EG) announced on February 23, 2015 that they would be coordinating schedules and co-hosting events in October during the week that the PBR World Finals are held in Las Vegas, Nev.  The co-hosted events will occur at the South Point Hotel & Casino from October 19 through October 20.  During the week, the world’s best young bucking bulls will be showcased and nearly $2,000,000 will be paid out to stock contractors and owners.

Executives of EG and ABBI met last week in Pueblo, Colorado to discuss the richest week in the history of bucking bull competition as well as several strategic opportunities to increase participation and opportunities within the industry as a whole.
 
The executives agreed to explore the development of an independent, third party Federation of Bucking Bull Associations.  ABBI agreed to host a meeting of all interested associations May 1, 2015, to which the directors of any organization conducting or promoting bucking bull events will be invited.  The exploratory meeting will determine if enough interest and common ground exists to support a Federation aimed at bringing consistency and standardization to the bucking bull industry on topics such as drug policies and testing, competition rules & guidelines, judging criteria, and other topics of mutual interest.

 
 “The growth of the futurity, derby and classic classes in the bucking bull industry has been explosive over the last several years. When you add the payouts from all the major events, from all the major associations across the country, the financial rewards for breeders and stock contractors have become quite lucrative,”  said Billy Jaynes, CEO of the Bucking Bull Games.  “With breeding programs producing calves capable of earning large sums of prize money early in their careers, the industry needs to explore standardized guidelines to govern the sport.”
 
“The bucking bull industry has come a long way since we co-founded the ABBI 12 years ago in partnership with PBR’s major breeders and stock contractors,” said Sean Gleason, PBR Chief Operating Officer and ABBI Board Member.  “We’re interested in exploring opportunities that can expand the industry as a whole and bring continuity, consistency and stability for all levels of bucking bulls.”
 
As an example of what cooperation across associations can deliver for the bucking bull industry, ABBI and EG executives agreed to develop the Second Chance Championship during the co-hosted events at South Point Hotel & Casino in October.  Futurity bulls that do not finish in the top 25 of ABBI’s and the top 25 of EG’s Bucking Bull Games competitions will be eligible to enter the Second Chance Championship for a $1,000 entry fee.  It is anticipated that in excess of 100 bulls will enter the competition creating a significant prize purse.
 
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EXCLUSIVE GENETICS BUCKING BULL GAMES TO BECOME PART OF THE 2015 ABBI WORLD FINALS WEEK AT SOUTH POINT ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

 

 

Pueblo, Colo.  (February 23, 2015) – ABBI announced today that they will be working with Exclusive Genetics to bring fans and members even more bucking bull action during the 2015 PBR and ABBI World Finals.

 

This gives all of the fans even more bucking bull events to watch and more things to experience while in Las Vegas for the PBR and ABBI Finals,” shared ABBI President Brad Boyd. EG's Bucking Bull Games will be sharing the arena and hotel facilities at the South Point with ABBI.

 

The addition of EG events to the ABBI Finals week schedule means that it will be the largest payout week ever in bucking bull history. The ABBI Finals are held concurrently with the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas October 19-25. The combined events will payout close to $3,000,000 to ABBI and Exclusive Genetics stock contractors.

 

Billy Jaynes, CEO of both Exclusive Genetics and Bucking Bull Games is excited to be a part of this historic combination of two of the world’s largest bucking bull entities. Jaynes commented, “After spending the past three years successfully holding our Bucking Bull Games Finals during the National Finals Rodeo, we examined our strategic vision of the future and knew our focused objective was to return to PBR Week.”

 

In addition to the Million Dollar Bucking Bull Championship, EG will host its Bull and Rider Tournament Finale, won last year by Kody Lostroh and in 2013 by Aaron Pass. Additionally, EG will produce its Second Chance Championship at the South Point arena, for all certified bulls that do not make the Top 25 after the Preliminary.

 

I’m really excited for my customers and fans because EG will be able to bring back our nightly private viewing room in the South Point where we can offer complimentary food and private black jack tables,” shared Jaynes. “Of course the PBR will be on the big screen each night and there will be plenty of games to win prizes as our customers root for their favorite bulls and riders.”

 

For more information on the PBR World Finals, visit PBR.com and for more on the ABBI World Finals, visit ABBINow.com or call 719-242-2747. For more information on the 2015 Bucking Bull Games during PBR Week contact Billy Jaynes at 979-478-2777.

 

 

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BIG TEX TO AWARD TRAILER TO ABBI JUNIOR FUTURITY YEAR-END WINNER

 

 

Pueblo, Colo. (February 11, 2015)- ABBI Partner Big Tex announced today that they will be providing a one-year trailer lease to an ABBI junior member this season.

 

"Big Tex  Trailers is excited to team up with the ABBI in the Junior Division to award a trailer this year," shared Big Tex's Randy Domino. "Along with the other champion divisions we already award, being able to also reward the junior division will be very exciting.  I been watching the juniors for  several years and decided it was a great time to step up and reward the young guns of the sport. Each year moving forward, a Junior Division winner will be teamed up with a Big Tex trailer for a year."

 

Big Tex already provides a trailer lease to the ABBI Classic and Futurity Year-End champions.  The Junior trailer will be awarded to the Junior member (age 9-18) who is the year-end Champion, based on points. Points are accumulated by participating at Junior events, with bulls earning more points the higher they place at each event.

 

"Big Tex and Randy Domino have been key partners in the growth and success of ABBI for over a decade now," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "We were thrilled when they came to us and wanted to help us to support and grow our Junior division. It will mean the world to these kids to receive the same award as the Classic and Futurity Year-End Champion stock contractors do and we can't thank Big Tex enough."

 

The ABBI's Junior Futurity program is unique in that it requires participants to be hands-on with their bulls, being on the back of the chutes and flanking them. ABBI believes the future of the organization and the sport of competitive bucking bulls depends on raising today's kids to be tomorrow's stock contractor.

 

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ABBI Announces 2015 Bonus Money for WNFR and PBR Finals


PUEBLO, Colo. (December 12, 2014)- American Bucking Bull Inc. announced today that a bonus money system will be instituted next year for champion bucking bulls who are ABBI DNA registered and their parents.

 

"We are proud to announce that ABBI will be paying out bonuses to the top-marked ABBI registered bucking bull at both the PBR World Finals and the WNFR in 2015," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "Our DNA registry has over 170,000 registered bucking cattle and we will pay out not only a bonus to the winning bull, but to the owners of both his sire and dam, if they are ABBI registered."

The bonus money will be paid out to the registered owners of the champion bull and his sire and dam. Bonuses will only be paid out to registered animals whose owners are current ABBI members in good standing.

"Our industry has exploded this last decade thanks to the DNA registry," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "Through the documentation and preservation of bloodlines, we've dramatically increased not only the quality of competitive bucking stock but the vaue of those genetics as well. The ABBI wants to reward and recognize those animals and their owners who have made us the leading bucking bull organization in the world and who recognize the inherent value in registering their animals."

Eastern and Western American Heritage Event Dates and Arenas Announced: Spots Now on Sale

PUEBLO, COLO. (November 26, 2014)-

The bucking bull industry's premier Futurity event, ABBI's American Heritage, will be held in Duncan, Okla. June 12-13.

New for the 2015 season are the addition of an Eastern and Western Heritage event. The Eastern Heritage will take place on July 17-16 in Archdale, NC at Davis Ranch. The Western Heritage will be May 23.

Los Lunas Southwest Event Center in Las Lunas, NM will host the inaugural event.

"We are thrilled to be able to expand the American Heritage concept," shared ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "We have members from coast-to-coast and by adding these two events we hope to make it more convenient for our stock contractors in all regions to come out and participate with their ABBI-registered animals at an event closer to their homes."

This year's American Heritage event paid out $300,000. Hopes are that the Western and Eastern events can someday rival that success. 

"We are always looking at ways to better serve our members and to give them more places to bring their bulls to win big money," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "This year's American Heritage winner Chaturanga won $90,000 and, with the addition of two more Heritage events, 2015 should be even more exciting."

American Heritage events are unique in that they require an animal to be nominated for the competition the year of its birth. Sustaining payments are then made on schedule until the animal competes. The Western and Eastern Heritage events will be on an accelerated payment schedule for this year for the coming 2-year-olds to compete. Spots for the 2015 and 2016 Western and Eastern events are available until December 1 by calling the ABBI office or by visiting AmericanBuckingBull.com.

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2015 marks the 12 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI). Over the last decade, ABBI has established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 170,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures that the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected. They are also the largest competitive bucking bull organization for professional stock contractors and animal athletes in the world, paying out over $3 million in prize money each season. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level.

Prestigious ABBI American Heritage Event Expanding:

Additional Eastern and Western Heritage Events to Be Held in 2015 

PUEBLO, COLO. (November 12, 2014)-

There is no bigger event for 2-year-old bulls than the ABBI American Heritage Futurity. With over $300,000 paid out this year at the two-day event, the American Heritage is the must-enter event for ABBI stock contractors each year. The growing success of this annual event, which will be held in Duncan, Okla. in 2015, spurred the development of two additional American Heritage Futurity events.

"We are pleased to be able to build upon the great success of the American Heritage format. By producing our traditional American Heritage event, as well as an American Heritage in an Eastern and Western location, we will be able to provide bucking bull owners with even more opportunities to compete with their animal athletes," shared ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "Last year's American Heritage winner earned $90,000 and we are hopeful that these two other events can grow to the same level. We are particularly excited about expanding the American Heritage format because it emphasizes pedigrees and encourages participants to plan and execute matings based on sire and dam performance."

American Heritage events are unique in that they require an animal to be nominated for the competition the year of its birth. Sustaining payments are then made on schedule up until the animal competes in the event. The Western and Eastern Heritage events will be on a similar payment schedule next year; there will be an accelerated schedule for this year for the coming 2-year-olds to compete.

The Eastern Heritage will take place at Jerome and Tiffany Davis' Arena in North Carolina. The Western Heritage location is being finalized. Books for both events will open November 15 with the first payment due December 1 to secure a spot at the Eastern or Western events for 2015.  December 1 will also be the deadline to secure a spot in the 2016 Eastern or Western events. The payment schedule for the American Heritage remains the same.

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ABBI Inaugural World Final's Premier Sale Brings $1 Million

LAS VEGAS (October 25) – The inaugural ABBI World Finals Premier Sale brought together some of the most elite and hard-to-get genetics in the bucking bull industry today from a variety of the country's top breeding programs. Thirty lots brought over $1 million, with an average lot price of over $30,000.

“The sport of bucking bulls hit new heights today. The first ABBI World Premier Sale grossed over $1,000,000 for bucking bull owners today,” said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. “This incredible collection of livestock continues to pay huge dividends to their owners, and ABBI is please to be able to host this prestigious sale.”

The sale featured straws, embryos in recipient cows (with confirmed pregnancies), cows, bucking bulls of all ages and breeding bulls.

The two highest selling lots went for $125,000 each and were Smooth Operator bought by Jeri Harmon and Bush Berry bought by Currey Creek Bucking Bulls. Smooth Operator was sold Saturday afternoon and finished the ABBI Classic Finals sitting in third Saturday night.

Bush Berry is a son of the legendary Bushwacker, thought by many to be the greatest bucking bull of all time. A full-brother to Bushwacker, in a recipient cow, sold for $27,000 to Bethe Deal. D& H Cattle Co. bought a full-sister in a recipient cow for $14,000. Currey Creek also bought Oscar P for $100,000, who finished seventh at the ABBI World Finals.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to add these two exceptional animals to our herd," said Currey Creek's Chris Condon. "The ABBI put on an outstanding sale this year with quality lots from proven sellers. We look forward to next year's offerings."

Two pairs of custom-made pink chaps, worn by the safety men in-arena to promote cancer awareness, went for $20,000. The money will be donated to Jaxson Kidd, a child battling brain cancer. One pair was bought by TLW Bucking Bulls and the other by Bethe Deal.

The sale took place at the South Point Arena in conjunction with the ABBI World Finals Award Banquet, where more than $1.25 million was paid out to the bucking bulls who placed in the ABBI World Finals events.

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Jerrod Niemann's High Noon Crowned Back Seat Buckers World Champion

Wins $100,000 for His Charity, Free the Music USA

LAS VEGAS (October 24) – Back Seat Buckers, the turnkey bull ownership program of the PBR and ABBI crowned their third champion Friday night in Las Vegas.

Country superstar Jerrod Niemann's bull High Noon beat out a talented field to take first and $100,000. The Back Seat Buckers bulls bucked earlier in the week at South Point Arena, with the top 5 advancing to buck in a championship round during the PBR World Finals at Thomas & Mack.

Niemann is donating his winning check to the charity Free the Music USA. Niemann started the organization Free the Music USA to provide instruments and music education to underprivileged kids. Born out of his deeply rooted belief that every child deserves the opportunity to express and explore the music within themselves, Niemann decided to create a way to to place instruments in the hands of children who could not otherwise afford them. Free the Music USA also makes spontaneous donations to music-based charities throughout the year.

At the Back Seat Buckers draft in Arlington at AT&T Stadium earlier this year, Niemann bought Lot 69 (a Jack Black son and Rooster grandson, from Paul McGuire) for $15,000 and named his bull High Noon after his new album.

The Back Seat Buckers Class of 2014 competed against one another at three regular season Futurity events. The finale and fourth event was Las Vegas during the PBR World Finals.

Back Seat Buckers allows PBR fans and bucking bull enthusiasts to become stock contractors- no experience required. Bulls are trained, housed, fed and cared for by a dedicated staff of the top bull professionals at the Back Seat Buckers facility in Stephenville, Texas. Spots are on sale now for the 2015 season.

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ABBI CHOOSES DUNCAN AS NEW HOME FOR AMERICAN HERITAGE

Las Vegas (October 24, 2014)-

American Bucking Bull Inc is proud to announce that their annual American Heritage event will be moving to Duncan, Okla. for 2015. The yearly event is one of the biggest bucking bull futurity events in the industry, drawing stock contractors from coast-to-coast.

"We are excited to be heading to Duncan with our American Heritage. It's the most prestigious event in the sport of bucking bulls and Duncan will be a great home for us," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak.

With over $300,000 paid out over just a single weekend, it is no wonder that the American Heritage stands out among all the other regular season Futurity competitions each year.

"We had over 300 bulls entered in our Heritage events last year," shared Meihak, "The response to this competition from our members is outstanding, year in and year out, and we expect next year to be even bigger and better with our move to Duncan."

"We are excited about bringing the American Heritage to Duncan and showcasing our community," stated event liaison Jim D. McLain of the TwoBulls Group. "Our goal of bringing major events to Duncan is now becoming a reality through the vision of our County Commissioners in the recent expansion of the Stephens Co. Expo. The cooperative efforts between the DCVB, Stephens Co Expo. And TwoBulls Group will bring this world class event that will benefit the city, county and local business’s  with a major economic impact. "

2014 marks the 11 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI). Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 170,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected. They are also the largest competitive bucking bull organization for professional stock contractors and animal athletes in the world, paying out over $3 million in prize money each season. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level.

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Class of 2012 Back Seat Buckers Bull Shaft Selected for PBR World Finals


PUEBLO, COLO. (October 6, 2014)-
American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) and Professional Bull Riders Inc. (PBR) are proud to announce that the first bull from their turnkey bull ownership program, Back Seat Buckers, has qualified for the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals.

Shaft (E-J/ Mike White Bucking Bulls) was part of the inaugural class of Back Seat Buckers bulls in 2012 and will be headed to Las Vegas in two weeks to go head-to-head against the world's best bull riders.

“Having a bull selected to buck at the most prestigious bull riding competition in the world is an honor and the dream of every stock contractor," said owner Excell LaFayette Jr.  “My partner Mike White has done an outstanding job of entering Shaft in ABBI Classic/PBR events  which has helped him reach his full potential. Since Shaft graduated from the BSB program, we have brought him along slowly and we have given him a lot of time and attention. It is great to see that our method is paying off."

"We are excited for Excell as well as the Back Seat Buckers (BSB) program. It really validates what we’re trying to do with BSB," said Dan Meihak, Executive Director of ABBI.

The most elite PBR competition for both man and beast, it is extremely difficult for any athlete to make it to the much-heralded World Finals event in Las Vegas. Shaft, who is just four years of age, got the nod yesterday from PBR Livestock Director Cody Lambert. He is the first graduate of the program to receive this distinction.

“We are proud to own a bull like Shaft. The fact that he has gone up against some of the best bull riders in the world and has remained unridden at this level is a great accomplishment. The fact that Cody Lambert sees worth in our bull is a huge compliment in itself, and we are excited to see what happens next," concluded LaFayette.  LaFayette owns the bulls with his wife Josephine. Their partner White is a former PBR superstar who has found phenomenal success as a stock contractor and bull trainer, winning the ABBI's prestigious Horizon Breeder of the Year Award.

Shaft turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the BFTS in Biloxi, bucking off Jordan Hupp in just over three seconds which helped to seal his spot in Las Vegas. As a Futurity competitor, Shaft finished fourth in the 2012 Back Seat Buckers World Finals winning $20,000. Shaft came from Cindy Rosser's Flying C program. He's a Joe B Water (Whitewater Skoal) son. His dam is 1072/8 out of A69 Werewolf.


The 2014 Back Seat Buckers World Finals will be held during the PBR and ABBI World Finals later this month in Las Vegas, at both the South Point Arena and Thomas & Mack. The animal draft for the 2015 Back Seat Buckers athletes will take place in March, spots are on sale now. Visit BackSeatBuckers.com for more information.

 

 
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D&H Dominates End-of-Summer Events but New Contenders Emerge


PUEBLO, COLO. (September 16, 2014)- The ABBI  World Finals are just over a month away and you can expect it to be a fierce fight for first in all of the categories. As the busy summer season comes to a close, ABBI members are bringing out their bulls to qualify for Las Vegas and to see where they stack up against the competition.

The most recent ABBI events were a Classic and a Maturity, both held in conjunction with PBR's Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) in Springfield, Mo. over the weekend. D&H Cattle Co. was the big winner with bulls placing first in both divisions.

Bruiser chalked up another Classic win for the season. The Super Classic (a two day and two round event) gave Bruiser the opportunity to show just how tough he is to beat with a score of 182.25. In second was T08 from the Torres Bros. with 175.35. Nearly $67,000 was paid out to the top ten finishers.

"We have so many incredibly strong Classic contenders this season that it should make Finals even more exciting than usual," shared ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "D&H has several animals who could take first and the $200,000 prize but, as we saw last year, it just takes two great outs for a bull to become a star and claim the title. Literally any bull who qualifies to make it to the Classic Finals has a shot at the gold buckle."

T08 placed second at the Jerome Davis Invitational in Archdale three weeks ago, finishing behind another Torres Bros. Bull, Happy Tracks, who took first.  That same weekend in Thackerville, Margy Time from D&H was claiming another Classic title at the BFTS Oklahoma event with a score of 91. Pearl Harbor from Boyd/Floyd was second with a 90. Earlier in August, Margy Time won the BFTS Tulsa event and Bruiser finished in second.

Stone Sober, the ABBI's 2013 Year End Classic Champion, won the Maturity in Springfield for D&H/Buck Cattle Co. on Saturday with an 88.25. Dead Calm from Foutch/Morton was second with an 88.

In the Futurity division, the competition is also growing heated. Torres 2605 took first in the last arm of the Futurity in Archdale at the end of August.  The week before, 01 Cattle Co.'s Swamp Wreck won the Futurity at Locust Grove. At the Lightning C Futurity (held during the Tulsa BFTS) it was Rocco from Barthold /SPR Cattle Co /D&H Cattle Co who was victorious.

The ABBI World Finals will take place in Las Vegas at the South Point Arena from October 21-25. For more information visit AmericanBuckingBull.com.

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2014 marks the 11 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI). Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 160,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected. They are also the largest competitive bucking bull organization for professional stock contractors and animal athletes in the world, paying out over $3 million in prize money each season. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level. For more information: AmericanBuckingBull.com

 

 


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TOM TEAGUE FIRST FEMALE DISPERSAL SALE SETS RECORDS



PUEBLO, COLO. (September 10, 2014)- Tom Teague had his first female dispersal sale in Fort Worth yesterday. 80 lots were sold for $758,500, continuing to set records for the bucking bull industry.


The highest selling lot was TBB 9002 which went for $52,000. Lot 53 was bought by Jerry Brian of East TX Bucking Bull Genetics. The high selling female was Lot 15, TBB 2620, bought for $25,000 by Warren's Bucking Bulls.


"I would like to say thank you to everyone for their support of my sale. A special thank you to Mike Warren for his continued support as well as JB Mauney who purchased several cows from the sale, that really means a lot to me for someone like JB to invest in my program," shared Teague. "I also want to thank Jerry Brian on his purchase of the breeding bull TBB 9002.  Marty Foutch and his family have done a tremendous job of turning my program around, with this success we were able to offer the very best females and bloodlines. I wish everyone much success on their purchases."


The high volume buyer was Warren's Bucking Bulls who purchased $167,250 worth of genetics. Warren's purchases included a full sister to I'm A Gangster as well as I'm A Gangster's dam. 2013 PBR World Champion Mauney bought several animals. One of Mauney's purchases was Lot 11, a Smooth Move daughter out of a Bone Collector daughter who had a Chance bull calf by her side.


"Tom Teague had another phenomenal sale yesterday to continue the dispersal process of his herd," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "I know how hard it was for him to make the decision to get out of the stock contractor side of the bucking bull industry, but so many other people's programs are going to benefit from his genetics for decades to come. Even when he sells his last animal sometime next year at his final sale, his influence will continue through these animal's bloodlines and his on-going involvement in both the PBR and ABBI as a dedicated adviser, shareholder and friend."



                    ABBI WORLD FINALS PREMIER SALE TO FEATURE BUSHWACKER BLOODLINES


PUEBLO, Colo. (August 4, 2014)
- American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) is proud to announce the first two lots of its much anticipated upcoming World Finals Premier Sale in Las Vegas.  There will be two full-siblings to the reigning PBR World Champion Bucking Bull Bushwacker, offered in recipient (recip) cows, at the sale.

Bushwacker is currently on his farewell tour and will retire after the World Finals. He won the PBR Word Champion Bucking Bull title twice and was the ABBI's $250,000 Classic Champion in 2010. He is considered by many in the industry to be the greatest bucking bull of all time.

Ultrasound shows that one of the recip cows is pregnant with a male calf while the other cow is carrying a female. Both unborn calves share the same genetics as their legendary brother. Their father is Reindeer and their mother is MO 110, a daughter of 780 Diamond's Ghost.

This elite sale will feature the bloodlines of World Champions, World Finals Qualifiers and other in-demand and hard-to-get genetics. It will take place on Saturday, October 25 at South Point Arena in the afternoon following the ABBI's Award Banquet, prior to Round 4 of the PBR World Finals. More lots will be announced leading up to the event.

ABBI is dedicated to the preservation of bloodlines and runs the largest bucking cattle DNA registry in the world. They also hold and sanction competitive bucking bull events. ABBI will pay out over $2 million dollars in prize money to bucking bulls this year alone.

You may still submit exceptional animals to be considered for the ABBI World Finals Premier Sale until August 31. Contact Marlissa Gonzalez at 719-242-2747719-242-2747 or visit AmericanBuckingBull.com for more details and info.
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                        ABBI Off to a Strong Start to the Summer Season


PUEBLO, COLO. (July 17, 2014)-
The last two weeks have been busy for ABBI, with two competitions in their home state of Colorado and one in Texas.

"Between our recent Colorado events, in Estes Park and Black Hawk, and our Gonzales event- we are off to a strong start for the busy summer season. Folks have their sights on the World Finals and it's exciting to see some new faces as our members bring their animals out to get them qualified for Las Vegas."

Estes Park kicked off the 4th of July Festivities, which then moved to the nearby town of Black Hawk. In Estes Park at the Bulls in the Rockies ABBI Vacation Getaway, D&H and Buck's Bruiser racked up the Classic Victory and also took the Maturity crown. On The Futurity side, it was Swamp Wreck from 01 Cattle who was victorious.

Rolls Royce (Tom Peterson) won the Black Hawk Double Down Futurity. Margy Time (D&H) won the Black Hawk Double Down Classic. Bruiser won the Derby. 8 Ball (Rockin R) and Playboy Gunner (Long Ranch/Let 'R Buck) split the Maturity title.

A Derby is for bulls 3 years of age. A Classic is open to bulls who are 3 or 4, whereas a Maturity is open to any bull 3 or older. Bulls can be entered in multiple categories as long as they met the criteria.  A Classic with divisions will have one division where animals must have won less than a certain dollar amount to compete. In Gonzales, animals must have won less than $3,000 to enter Division Two. All Classic animals, regardless of money won, could enter Division One.

Pearl Harbor from Boyd/Floyd won the Division One Classic in Gonzales. Division Two winner was Little Z from Martinez Bucking Bulls. Little Z also secured a second-place finish in Division One. Holy Mullah from Garrett/Miloy won the Derby.

"Bo Davis always puts on an outstanding event in Gonzales, and we were happy to be a part of it this year," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "We appreciate Bo deciding to use our ABBI Classic bulls for the two-day event and the crowd really seemed to appreciate the athleticism of our animal athletes."

The next stop of ABBI competition is August 15 in Tulsa, which will kick-off three consecutive weekends of Oklahoma ABBI events.

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ARCHDALE ROUND 2 CONTINUES LEGACY OF SUCCESS

PUEBLO, COLO. (June 30, 2014)-The second round of the Big Tex 3D Futurity Challenge featured both an ABBI Futurity and a Cowgirls for a Cure event.  Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls won first in the Futurity on June 28 with an 88 delivered by their bull Torres 223. Splitting second with 87.25 was Stagger from Davis Rodeo Ranch/Luna Motorsports and - F -227 from Rockin' J Bucking Bulls.

Produced by Jerome and Tiffany Davis, the annual North Carolina event is the longest-running east coast ABBI event. The third leg of the event will take place in August.

"Jerome and Tiffany's Archdale events have been a cornerstone for the development of east coast bucking bull competitions and have been crucial in the growth of our sport," shared ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "Round 2 was another outstanding event and Jerome and Tiffany showcased why they earned the 2013 ABBI Event of the Year Award."

The winning Cowgirls for a Cure bull was Stagger from Davis Rodeo/Luna Motorsports with an 87.25.  $500 was donated to a local breast cancer charity.

"Not only was this an awesome event, Tiffany has really stepped up to help us with Cowgirls for a Cure," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "Tiffany has now been on-hand at two events to help women who are competing for the first time with flanking their bulls and showing them the ropes behind the chutes. She and Jerome also made their own Futurity bulls available to any woman who wanted to enter but didn't have a bull of their own."

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ABBI, QualiTech and TwoBulls to Present Kent Cox Memorial Award                                                                            


PUEBLO, Colo. (June 30, 2014)- American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI), QualiTech
and TwoBulls have created an annual award that will be presented in memory
of Kent Cox. The award was the idea of Jim McLain of TwoBulls, who had
worked with Cox professionally for many years but more importantly
considered him a close friend. The award will be given out at the World
Finals to one outstanding individual who has contributed to advancing the
bucking bull industry.

"We are pleased to announce the creation of the Kent Cox Memorial Award.
This award is designed to recognize those individuals that achieve
excellence and show commitment to the care and training of bucking bulls.
Those are the same attributes that Kent provided to this industry," shared
ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak.

"I see this award as a way to honor Kent's memory," said QualiTech's Ron
Gordon. "When I think of Kent and his contribution to the bucking bull
industry, I think of innovation. He was always asking, 'can we do this' or
'what would happen if we did that'? Even with the success that he had in
the industry, he was always looking for a better way. His legacy of making
the bucking  bull industry better will live on through this award.

ABBI members are encouraged to nominate people they think are
deserving of the award. Nominees must be involved in the bucking bull
industry, but do not have to be trainers or stock contractors. A
will review the nominations and the winner will be announced in Las Vegas
in October. The deadline to nominate someone is September 7, 2014.

 

 

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KENT COX AWARD

Nomination Application



Your Name: 

Your ABBI #:

Your Phone Number:

Your Email:


Nominee's Name:

Your Relationship to Nominee:

Please Answer the Following Questions:

  1. How is the Nominee involved in the bucking bull industry?

  1. What contributions has Nominee made to bucking bull industry?

     3.What qualities/attributes does Nominee possess that makes them a deserving recipient?
  1. Any other comments or information you'd like to share with the Selection Committee?


 

Please answer these questions and email nomination to Susan@americanbuckingbull.com
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ABBI
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Chaturanga Wins American Heritage: Over $300,000 Paid Out to Futurity Bulls
 

 

PUEBLO, COLO. (June 20, 2014)- In the world of competitive bucking bulls, there are two big annual events for 2-year-old bulls. One is the ABBI Las Vegas World Finals Futurity, the other is the ABBI American Heritage Futurity. With over $300,000 paid out at the two-day event to Futurity bulls over the weekend, it is no wonder that the American Heritage stands out among all the other regular season Futurity competitions each year.

"I think this was one of our best Heritages to date," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "We had ABBI members from across the country in attendance and the level of the bulls was fantastic. Chaturanga from the Pages and SPR put on an outstanding performance and had a decisive win- he scored an 89.25, which was was two-and-a-half points better than the second-place bull."

Brutus claimed the crown for the American Heritage Derby, beating out an extremely talented field of 3-year-olds. His 88.75 was worth over $35,000 for owners Adams/D&H/Buck. The Derby paid over $150,000.

"We had over 300 bulls entered in our Heritage events," shared ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak, "The response to this competition from our members is outstanding, year in and year out, and this was no exception. This is the one Futurity event that really forces you to trust in your registered genetics and your ability to spot the early-on potential in your calves-- and enter them for the American Heritage that will be taking place when they reach age 2."

There was also a Junior Futurity competition whose title was claimed by Kyle Kilgore for his outstanding bull Double Dose. TLW Bucking Bulls added $1,500 to the Junior purse and three straws from Code Blue, as well as flank straps to all participants. JD Nix donated straws from Panda and Two Bulls also donated supplement products to the winners.

The event was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. The size and scope of the facility allowed every animal to be housed inside, a feature that could happen at few other arenas in the country. Just under half a million dollars was paid out between the three events.

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2014 marks the 11 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI). Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 160,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected. They are also the largest competitive bucking bull organization for professional stock contractors and animal athletes in the world, paying out over $3 million in prize money each season. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level. For more information: AmericanBuckingBull.com

 
 

Letter from Executive Director Dan Meihak: The Importance of Registration

 

The value of Registered Bucking Bulls has never been on greater display than it was last week in Fort Worth, Texas. The Teague Bucking Bull sale was a phenomenal sale for the Bucking Bull industry and should encourage those bucking bull enthusiasts around the country.

The sale comprised of 50 lots and averaged a whopping $15,062. The high selling bull, TBB 2660 is a full brother to I’m A Gangster and he changed hands for $110,000. Here’s the important point. TBB 2660 is Registered, and therefore his pedigree is verified by American Bucking Bull, Inc., an independent third party.

It’s a simple equation. Registered Bucking Bulls are worth more and consequently add value to your operations. "I am very grateful for all the support for my Sale and it just shows that the future for the ABBI and the PBR has never been better," shared Tom Teague.

Need another example? Jared Allen, recently purchased Magic Train for $210,000 from D&H Cattle Co.  Magic Train has already won ABBI Classic events and is off to a great start in the Built Ford Tough Series. Magic Train was purchased online through The Breeders Connection, but the Pages also do several live sales each year which draw people from coast-to-coast looking to secure registered genetics from the most successful  bucking bull breeding program in the industry.

The Pages have won PBR Stock Contractor of the Year six times and have had more ABBI Champions than anyone else. "As you well know, we are huge supporters of the ABBI Registry and feel like these animals that are DNA-proven bring top dollar where the ones that aren’t just bring sale prices," shared Johna Page of D&H. "This year our cow sale was one of the best we’ve had in several years."

Allen also purchased ABBI Registered bull Air Time from Scott Accomazzo, who is now currently ranked seventh of all BFTS bulls. Here again, is another example of a bull that is ABBI Registered selling for a high dollar amount. Come sale time, proven bloodlines equal higher purchase prices.

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                                Cowgirls for a Cure First Event a Success
                                             Raises $2,500 for Local Charity

                          

Pueblo, Colo. (June 2, 2014)- ABBI's first Cowgirls for a Cure event was held in Decatur, Texas over the weekend and was a resounding success. $2,500 was raised for Mary's Gift, a local Decatur-area charity that provides mammography/breast screenings through Wise Regional Health Foundation.

 

"We are humbled by the overwhelming response to Cowgirls for a Cure," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak.

 

"Women are enthusiastic supporters of the sport of bucking bulls and we're pleased to be able to give something back."

 

On hand for the event were all of the Cowgirls for a Cure Ambassadors: LeAnn Hart, Mesa Pate and Tiffany Davis. They were on the chutes to provide support and help anyone who needed assistance or pointers on flanking their bulls.

 

"The path for these women’s futurities was paved by Joy Hawks and her program Rhinestone Renegades," said Sr. Event Manager Erik Bohl. "But I didn't want to replicate their program and, at the same time, wanted this program to have its own unique identity."

 

ABBI teamed up with Tough Enough to Wear Pink to fight breast cancer and give female ABBI members a forum where they could compete against one another for a good cause. Money from each event will go toward breast cancer research, resources and education in the local communities where the Futurity events are held.

 

"The reality is that there are so many women in our industry who want to get involved now that we actually need more programs for women," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "There is room in our sport for multiple programs- especially programs like this that are giving back to the communities and to such an important cause.

 

"Breast Cancer research is the perfect cause and to have a current breast cancer survivor, Ann Jolly, flank the first bull was amazing. And then to have Sharon Glover (who owns Sharon's Little Monster with D&H) win was inspiring- a woman winning her own fight with cancer! I’d say you couldn’t script it any better. Hats off to our amazing ambassadors Tiffany, LeAnn and Mesa for lifting this new brand to new heights."

"The great part about this event is that there are a lot of women who want to be in the back of the bucking chutes, but they are not quite sure; it is usually an intimidating place to be, that’s usually a man’s position," shared Hart.

"I see this being something that we do every year. I know that there are more being scheduled, like the one at the event that Tiffany and Jerome Davis put on in North Carolina at the end of June. I know that there are many things in the works, and I believe that there are a lot more women who would like to be involved with this, but may not have the nerve to get back there with a bunch of men – it is intimidating. If there are more women with us, then we are more grounded and at ease to go and help each other out rather than walk into a place and feel out of our element."

Participants can flank any ABBI eligible Futurity bull that is entered in their name in a Cowgirls for a Cure event (they do not need to own the bull). Tulsa and Archdale Round 2 are the next scheduled events. Please check AmericanBuckingBull.com for a complete schedule.

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 ABBI PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TWO NEWEST SHAREHOLDERS: CURREY CREEK AND JARED ALLEN


PUEBLO, COLO. (May 15, 2014)- ABBI is the leading competitive bull bucking organization in the world and has the world's largest DNA Registry of bucking cattle genetics. Owned in equal parts by a group of shareholders and the PBR (Professional Bull Riders, Inc.), it is an organization unlike any other in the industry today.

"Every single shareholder has first-hand experience as to what it takes to raise bucking bulls," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "We were happy to welcome Joe Garcia and Chris Condon to our group of shareholders late last year, and are pleased that we can now also welcome our newest member, Jared Allen."

Currey Creek Bucking bulls is owned by Garcia and Condon. Currey Creek is based out of Bulverde, Texas and they are active in both the ABBI and PBR. Included in their herd is Blonde Bomber, the 2014 ABBI Maturity Champion.

"In order to keep up with the performance of today's bucking bulls, it is imperative the lineage be protected and documented," said Condon. "The ABBI has proven for years the importance of preserving the sport through registration.  We look forward to working alongside the ABBI to keep progressing the sport."

 Jared Allen's Pro Bull Team is the name that Allen's bulls buck under in competition.  Allen, a decorated NFL player who is now with the Chicago Bears, is also active in the PBR with several top bulls currently bucking for his Pro Bull Team on the Built Ford Tough Series.

"Currey Creek as well as Jared Allen and his team, are tremendous supporters of the bucking bull industry," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "They understand the hard work and dedication it requires to succeed in our sport. We are honored that they have chosen to become part of our organization."
 
All of the shareholders are stock contractors themselves and the sale and purchase of any shares must be approved by the other owners. Led by industry leaders, ABBI is proud to have Currey Creek and Jared Allen assuming roles within the organization. ABBI has over 160,000 registered bucking cattle in their database and will pay out over $3 million in prize money this year at competitive bucking bull events.
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 ABBI Ushering in New Scoring System at Locust Grove Event on March 14

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 28, 2014)- The ABBI will soon have a new scoring system in place for 2014. While the points each judge has to award a bull (0-25) hasn't changed, each of the six judges' scores will now be factored in when determining a bucking bull's score.

The decision was made at the shareholders meeting in Ft. Worth after Senior Event Manager Erik Bohl proposed the new system after he spent months researching the scoring system used by other sports organizations, including the Olympics. 

In the past, the high and low scores were thrown out at six judge events. Now all six scores will be added up, and from that figure an average will be determined. That number will then be multiplied by four to get the final score. This means that each individual judge has less of an impact on the total score. 

Scores will be rounded up or down to the nearest quarter point. The average score to the hundredth of the point will be used when necessary as a tie breaker. The judges will still be judging a bull based on their accomplishments in the five categories of competition: buck, spin, kick, intensity and degree of difficulty. 

"We are always striving to improve every facet of the ABBI and listening to the concerns of our members," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "We aren't changing our judging system; we are improving upon our scoring system."

In addition to the scoring changes, there will be a Competitions Committee formed with annually appointed member representatives from four different geographic regions and one junior breeder representative. There will also be changes to the judging training program and semi-annual seminars will be held for accredited judges.

The first ABBI event to use the new scoring system will be on March 14 in Locust Grove.

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2012 Back Seat Buckers Bulls Now Competing on PBR's BFTS

 

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 14, 2014) –It's the goal of every stock contractor to get a call from Cody Lambert saying that your bull has been selected to buck at a PBR Built Ford Tough Series event. The most elite level of competition for the top bull riders in the world is the BFTS, which also requires top-shelf bovine talent.

 

"We've all been waiting for the first class of bulls to get enough experience under their belts to compete at this level," shared BSB Senior Manager Alyssa Parga.  "Watching Super Cooper perform on Saturday night was quite the treat."

 

Two bulls from the 2012 season of Back Seat Buckers have now reached the major leagues. Last weekend in Chicago, Super Cooper faced off against Stormy Wing who made it to the whistle. Wing would go on to finish third. Sweet Gilley will be bucking at the BFTS event in Sacramento.

 

Bucking bulls can start competing with riders at 3 years of age, but it can be several additional years until they are seasoned enough to buck at the PBR level. Cooper and Sweet Gilley are just 4 years old, so the fact that they are already competing on the BFTS is impressive.

 

"It's been really exciting to see these bulls, who started in our turnkey bull ownership program two years ago, reach this milestone," said PBR President Brad Boyd. "I'm proud that we have two bulls who have gotten the call already. It is really cool that someone who starts as a fan, and then becomes a stock contractor through Back Seat Buckers, can ultimately reach this level of success with their animal."

 

Some spots are still available for the 2014 Back Seat Buckers program. The auction, where owners will draft their animal for the season, will take place during the PBR's Iron Cowboy event on March 1 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Visit BackSeatBuckers.com for more information on becoming a stock contractor.

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D&H Rings in New Year with Win at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Cowtown Classic

 


PUEBLO, Colo. (December 31, 2013)- D&H is starting the season strong with another trophy buckle to add to their collection. The father-son team won the 5th Annual Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Cowtown Classic with their bull Margy Time, who posted an 89 worth over $10,880.

"The ABBI event at Cowtown was a great way to end 2013, and it provided an exceptional boost to the start of the 2014 season," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak.

A quarter point behind the D&H bull was Ranga from Robinson/ Margo Hazen who earned $6,218. Splitting third was Jo Jo (Owens/Lane) and Boyd 626 (Boyd/Floyd), each with an 88.25. Eighty-five bulls were entered with the Top 10 taking home over $38,000.

"This event was great, and the bulls were great," stated event producer Brad Boyd. "But the crowd was even greater! The community really came out to support the event and to watch some of the best PBR cowboys battle some rank ABBI bulls at the historic stockyards."

With the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series still on hiatus, the Touring Pro Event event drew marquee name cowboys including LJ Jenkins, Mike Lee, Ryan Dirteater, Kasey Hayes, Jordan Hupp, Stormy Wing and Austin Meier.

It was the fifth year the annual event was held in Ft. Worth. It historically draws the top stock contractors from Texas, Oklahoma and beyond, as well as serving as a preview of the talented bulls that may be in contention for the new season's Classic crown.

 
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2014 Back Seat Buckers Season Set to Start:

Bull Draft to be Held at Cowboys Stadium

 

 PUEBLO, Colo. (December 10, 2013)-  PBR and ABBI's turnkey bull ownership program is ready for 2014. "I really think this will be our best season yet," stated BSB Manager Alyssa Parga. "We've got a great group of owners returning to participate again and some new faces who are ready to become stock contractors. We have a few more spots still available and I look forward to seeing everyone in Texas in March."

Bulls are currently being selected from some of the top breeding programs across the country for this elite bucking bull organization. These bulls will be drafted by their new owners at Cowboys Stadium in March during the weekend of the PBR's Iron Cowboy event.  

"Our first draft was held in Arlington at the legendary stadium and we are excited to be returning for our third draft," said Parga. "The excitement of being able to walk out onto the field area, combined with becoming a bucking bull owner and watching the PBR event from our VIP section, really is a dream weekend for many people. It’s going to be unforgettable."

All of the drafted bulls will then go to the Back Seat Buckers training facility in Stephenville, Texas where they will receive the best possible care, feed and training. The 2-year-old bulls will be trained by some of the industry's top bullmen before they compete at their first of four season events.

The three regular season event prize purses have been raised to $25,000 apiece for the 2014 season. The World Champion in Las Vegas in October will earn a minimum of $100,000.

Back Seat Buckers has attracted a diverse group of owners over the last two seasons. Everyone from PBR fans to a long list of celebrities has gotten involved with the exciting world of bucking bull ownership. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's bull Don't Tell Dana finished in the Top 10 during the 2013 season. The UFC star donated all of his bull's winnings to the Kevin Harvick Foundation, one of Cerrone's favorite charities.

 
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Back Seat Buckers: Last Chance to Submit Bull Videos!

 PUEBLO, COLO. (Dec. 5, 2013)- Today is the last day for ABBI members to get a spot to enter videos of their coming 2-year-old bulls into the VBBI selection process for Back Seat Buckers. Members have until Monday, December 9, to submit the videos online for consideration to be selected for the program.

 For those entering the VBBI, there is an extra bonus of $1,000 to the top video submitted, along with a $500 prize for second place and $250 for third. Video codes can be obtained online at AmericanBuckingBull.com and can be for a single entry or for an entire ranch (multiple entries).

Back Seat Buckers members will pick from among the selected bulls at the BSB Draft and Auction at Cowboys Stadium on March 1.  Each bull drafted will receive $3,500 for his owners, plus 5% of the auction price.  New this year is an added incentive of a 10% bonus to the video with the highest bid from the auction.

“Back Seat Buckers is ready to start it's third season and we really want all ABBI members to have a chance to get involved,” stated BSB Manager Alyssa Parga. “Our goal is to have bulls in the program that represent the best bloodlines from breeders all across the country.”

Back Seat Buckers is a unique turnkey bull ownership program that allows anyone to become a stock contractor and offers some of the most elite bucking bull bloodlines in the business. The second annual Back Seat Buckers World Finals event was won by Papa Louie from Ghena's Bucking Bulls who took home over $100,000.

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2014 ABBI Season Starts with Success
 

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 3, 2013)- As we enter the holiday season, the ABBI's 2014 competitive event season is already well underway with a string of successful events. With the lights of Vegas still bright in members' minds, breeders are focused on qualifying for the 2014 ABBI World Finals and they are bringing their bulls out to compete for big cash prizes.

"This was the earliest that we've ever kicked off a season," said ABBI President Brad Boyd. "But our members wanted to compete as soon as possible after the 2013 World Finals, so we have had several great early season events that have paid out a lot of money."

Winners have already been crowned in Springfield, McAlester and Locust Grove. -2X Savage from Bay/Flinn/D&H won Springfield. The Classic win was worth $5,000 with the Maturity title worth $5,342. Little Andy from Leflore/D&H/Flinn won the latter.

McAlester was a team event and the big guns led by Stone Sober from D&H took first place and over $14,000. At Locust Grove, it was Magic Train from D&H who was crowned Classic champ and awarded over $7,000. Page 52Z won the Futurity event and more than $6,000.

The 5th Annual Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Cowtown Classic, which in the past has traditionally started the season, will be the fourth event of 2014 and will be held the weekend before New Years at the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards.

"Cowtown Classic is one of our biggest events each year and a great way to ring in 2014," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "We've already seen some extremely talented Classic and Futurity bulls and I'm looking forward to seeing who wins in Ft. Worth in three weeks. This will be our eleventh season, and we are all dedicated to making it our best one yet."
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Cerrone Brings Together Back Seat Buckers & Kevin Harvick Foundation

PUEBLO, COLO. (Nov. 5, 2013)- On the surface it may seem that a NASCAR star and a turnkey bucking bull ownership program don't have much in common, but The Kevin Harvick Foundation and Back Seat Buckers have found that they are a well-matched partnership.

Brought together by UFC star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Back Seat Buckers donated over $10,000 in 2013 to the NASCAR driver's foundation which supports a variety of programs for children across the country.

“When Cowboy became a stock contractor with Back Seat Buckers, he designated The Kevin Harvick Foundation as the beneficiary of any money his bull won,” explained ABBI President Brad Boyd.

Cerrone's bull, Don't Tell Dana, not only placed at the last regular season event in Springfield, Mo. in September, but also at the Back Seat Buckers World Finals in Las Vegas. Cerrone, who fights next Saturday at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, was thrilled that his bull could give back to a charity he so strongly believes in. Don't Tell Dana's eighth-place finish on October 22 was worth $8,000.

“I love seeing Don’t Tell Dana do well because this is a sport I’m really passionate about,” Cerrone said. “In the end, it means the most to me that we can support The Kevin Harvick Foundation. The work that Kevin and his foundation have done to better the lives of children throughout the United States is just awesome. I’m glad to be a part of it and look forward to seeing Don’t Tell Dana compete again soon.”

“Back Seat Buckers is honored to be an official a partner of The Kevin Harvick Foundation,” stated BSB Manager Alyssa Parga. “Their goal of supporting programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States is a noble cause and we are happy to have a small part of it.”

Back Seat Buckers is a unique turnkey bull ownership program started by Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) that allows anyone to become a stock contractor and offers some of the most elite bucking bull bloodlines in the business. The second annual Back Seat Buckers World Finals event was won by Papa Louie from Ghena's Bucking Bulls who took home over $100,000.

Animals are now on sale for the 2014 Back Seat Buckers season. For more information on how to become a bucking bull owner, visit BackSeatBuckers.com. To learn more about the foundation, go to KevinHarvickFoundation.org.

ABBI has cemented its place as the largest competitive bucking bull organization in the world, paying out over $1 million each year at the Las Vegas Finals and over $2 million a year total in prize money. 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) . Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 160,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected.

 

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The Rocker Wins ABBI Classic Title and $200,000

LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2013)- Hollywood would have had a hard time scripting a better ending to the 10th Annual ABBI World Finals. How things played out on Saturday night during the Classic competition was as exciting as any blockbuster hit showing on the big screen.

Going into the Classic Championship Round at Thomas & Mack on Saturday, 18-year-old Wyatt Crowder's bull The Rocker was sitting a point behind the long round leader Pecos Bill who had scored an 87.5 on Wednesday. Five bulls had scores of 87 and two other bulls had 86.5s, matching the score The Rocker had posted. Literally any of the 17 bulls (animals with a score of 86 or higher) that made it back to the Championship Round could have won the title.

One point wasn't a big margin to make up, but The Rocker hadn't won a Classic event during the regular season. He was always just a few spots out of first and had earned over $12,000, putting him toward the bottom of the Top 10 in the year- end standings. He was definitely a contender but not one of the favorites to win the most coveted title the organization bestows.

When The Rocker earned an 89.25 from the judges in the Championship Round the entire Crowder family were on the edge of their seats waiting to see if any bull could beat that mark. When they learned he had won, reactions ranged from tears of joy and pride from Crowder's mom to Crowder who "just couldn't stop shaking."

Immediately after his win, a stunned Crowder said, “It just doesn't seem real yet. Maybe tomorrow when I wake up it will hit me. But right now I feel like someone needs to pinch me to make sure I'm not dreaming."

Crowder, who started in the ABBI as a youth member competing in Junior Futurities with The Rocker, is the youngest person to ever have an ABBI World Champion bull. Crowder has diligently raised, trained and cared for The Rocker who had to sit out last year's ABBI World Finals Derby after injuring himself in the exercise pens in Las Vegas prior to competition. Crowder made skillful decisions as to how much to haul The Rocker this year as well as the optimal feed and exercise programs to have his bull in top shape for the World Finals.

In the last-chance qualifying Wild Card on Tuesday at South Point Equestrian Center, King Buck from BMC Bucking Bulls won a coveted spot in the Classic and $10,000. He proved how important a Wild Card spot can be when he managed to have the highest score of the Championship Round with an 89.5 to finish second behind The Rocker winning over $85,000.

Stone Sober, the regular season Classic leader, had an uncharacteristic trip in the Long Round and didn't advance to the Championship Round. PBR Livestock Director Cody Lambert had called this year's Classic field the deepest ever and said that The Rocker was one of the most consistent bulls in that field.

Classic bulls (3 and 4-year-olds) competed all season long to qualify to buck in Las Vegas. Past ABBI Classic Champions include Bushwacker, Troubadour, Black Pearl and Shepherd Hills Tested. 

In other ABBI event results, Amigo II won the Futurity and $35,000. There was a second-chance jackpot held along with Round Two of the Futurity and Pearl Harbor emerged victorious with the bonus purse. The Yearling Futurity title and $55,000 was claimed by Page 2013.

The Lifetime Derby saw Closing Time add $55,000 to his impressive career earnings. Last year's Back Seat Buckers Champion Long Shot 2 won the Back Seat Buckers Derby, while Papa Louie earned his first event win of the season in the Back Seat Buckers Futurity- worth $100,000. The Maturity Madness champion was Blonde Bomber. ABBI paid out over $1 million in prize money to bucking bulls over the past week.

The Horizon Breeder of the Year Award went to Mark Ward and Brian Weyers, who were responsible for the breeding which resulted in Amigo II. Dwight Frick won ABBI Breeder of the Year for being the breeder behind The Rocker.

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Big Day for Back Seat Buckers at ABBI World Finals:
Papa Louie Wins $100,000 for Ghena's Bucking Bulls

LAS VEGAS (October 25, 2013)- The Championship Round of ABBI and PBR's turnkey bull ownership program was held today at Thomas & Mack Arena.

The top six scores from the semi-finals round on Wednesday competed for a second time with the best aggregate score taking the top prize. Going into the final round, Papa Louie was in the lead and was able to hang on for a big win, a gold buckle, and a huge payday.

"This is the first year Ghena's Bucking Bulls has been involved with Back Seat Buckers, and they've already signed up for 2014," said BSB Manager Alyssa Parga. "To see the brother and sister duo from Boulder, Colorado on stage in front of a packed house at Thomas & Mack Center was such a rush. I can't imagine a better way to end the season."

Papa Louie scored a 90 in round one and an 85 in the final round, for a total of 175 points.

Lady's Man from M&B Cattle was the reserve champion, finishing 1.5 points behind Papa Louie. In third was Prairie Bandit from Tallgrass Prairie Land & Cattle and 44 Bucking Bulls, LLC.

Outlaw from Brenda Dove and Sami Noon was fourth, followed by Warren's Bucking Bulls Indian Outlaw. R-Wacker, from last year's champion bull owners Gary and Nancy Long, won the last two events of the Back Seat Buckers season but ultimately finished in sixth after his last out. Over $200,000 in prize money was paid out.

"This was a phenomenal Back Seat Buckers season," said ABBI President and BSB member Brad Boyd. "As impressed as I was with the talent of the bulls, I was even more impressed with the support and friendship among the members. They rooted for everyone's bulls and they really were happy for each other's success. Even the top 6 were rooting for each other tonight- with $100,000 on the line for first."

A Back Seat Buckers Derby, open to last season's participants, was held at South Point Equestrian Center earlier in day, along with an ABBI Derby won by the bull Closing Time.

"It was great to see last year's BSB Champion Long Shot 2 win today's BSB Derby, which brings his winnings to almost $300,000 so far in his career," said Boyd. "I'm already looking forward to the talent we'll see next year in the program and the bull draft at Cowboys Stadium in March."

To learn more or to become a Back Seat Buckers Stock Contractor for 2014, visit BackSeatBuckers.com.

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ABBI WORLD FINALS OFF TO A STRONG START

  

LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2013)- ABBI will pay out over $1 million in prize money to bucking bulls this week.

Last night was Round One of the ABBI Classic World Finals. After Round One, the bull Pecos Bill from Jack/Hargis leads with a score of 87.5. Stone Sober, the regular season Classic leader, had an uncharacteristic stumble- opening the door for another bull to claim the crown many assumed he'd win. Cody Lambert has called this year's Classic field the deepest ever, so there was no room for error and Stone Sober's 80.25 essentially took him out of the title race.  

North America's best Classic (3 and 4-year-old bulls) have been competing all season long to qualify to buck here in Las Vegas. The top bulls will advance to Saturday's performance, where a winner will be crowned and receive $200,000 for first place. Past ABBI Classic Champions include Bushwacker, Troubadour, Black Pearl and Shepherd Hills Tested.

In a last-chance qualifying Wild Card on Tuesday, King Buck from BMC Bucking Bulls won a coveted spot in last night's Classic and $10,000. The Long Round of PBR and ABBI's turnkey bull ownership program also took place Tuesday with the Top 6 bulls (due to a tie for fifth) moving on to buck at Thomas & Mack during Friday's PBR performance.  The current Back Seat Buckers leader is Papa Louie from Ghena's Bucking Bulls who scored a 90 in his first event win of the season. The Back Seat Buckers World Finals Champion will take home $100,000.

Earlier on Wednesday, the 2-year-old ABBI Futurity bulls competed at South Point Arena. The Top 25 bulls will return to South Point on Saturday, where the high score will take home $35,000. The current Futurity leader is Amigo II from Stoltzfus Cattle Co. with a 91.25.

The action continues Thursday with a Yearling Futurity at South Point and a Derby and Maturity on Friday. Tickets are just $10 for South Point events and available at the box office. 


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   2013 ABBI World Finals: Let the Battle of the Bulls Begin!

Over $1 Million to be Paid Out over 5 days

 

PUEBLO, COLO. (Oct. 16, 2013)- With over $1 million in prize money to be won, you can bet that when the ABBI World Finals start in Las Vegas next week, the world's best bucking bulls will be ready to battle. ABBI has cemented its place as the largest competitive bucking bull organization in the world, paying out over $1 million each year at the Las Vegas Finals and over $2 million a year total in prize money.

Our Classic (3 and 4-year-old) bulls will be facing off against the PBR's top cowboys during Round 1(Oct. 23) and Round 4 (Oct. 26) of the PBR World Finals,” stated Executive Director Dan Meihak. “These animals have competed at events all year long to get qualified and, out of hundreds of competitors, our very best will be showcased in Las Vegas.”

PBR Livestock Director Cody Lambert recently stated that this year's crop of Classic bulls is the best he's ever seen as a whole. Marque name bulls who got their start in the ABBI Classic system include past champions Bushwacker, Troubadour, Shepherd Hills Tested, Black Pearl, Back Bender, Stray Kitty and God's Gift.

Our bulls face the top bull riders in the world. There isn't a higher level of competition for man or beast in the sport of bull riding and we will be awarding $200,000 for first place,” added ABBI President Brad Boyd.

In addition to the Classic competition, there will be a Wild Card Classic (a last-chance qualifier for a spot in the Finals), a Mega Futurity (2-year-old bulls), a Maturity (open to bulls 3 and older), a Derby (3-year-old bulls), and a Yearling Futurity (bulls approaching age 2). Futurity bulls buck with a dummy on their back which simulates a rider, while older bulls all face-off against cowboys from the PBR.

The Classic competition will take place in conjunction with the PBR at Thomas & Mack Arena. All other ABBI competitions, as well as a western gift expo, will be held at South Point Arena.South Point event tickets are just $10 and can be bought at the box office.

There will also be the second annual Back Seat Buckers event. This unique turnkey bull ownership program allows anyone to become a stock contractor and offers some of the most elite bloodlines in the business. Last year's champion from Long Ranch, Long Shot 2, took home $250,000 from Las Vegas.

We have accomplished so much over the last 10 years,” stated ABBI President Brad Boyd. “I'm proud of what we have been able to do for our members and their animals. ABBI has no equivalent. If you want to be the best, you have to buck against the best.”

 

2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) . Over the last decade, ABBI had established itself as the largest bucking cattle registry in the world. With over 160,000 animals registered in its DNA database, ABBI ensures the bloodlines of legendary animals are always preserved and protected. They are also the largest competitive bucking bull organization for professional stock contractors and animal athletes. Owned by shareholders, the ABBI has been able to raise the public profile of animal athletes to a whole new level. For more information: AmericanBuckingBull.com

 

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