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2012 BACK SEAT BUCKERS CHAMPION LONG SHOT 2 WINS WACO


PUEBLO, Colo. (April 8, 2014)- The ABBI Waco Super Classic event was held over the weekend and it was Let 'R Buck/Long Ranch's Long Shot 2 who was able to beat out a deep and talented field for the win.

"Long Shot 2 certainly wasn't a long shot in Waco. We're pleased and excited to see another Back Seat Bucker graduate performing so well and our congratulations go out to the Longs," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak.

The event featured back-to-back nights of competition for the 3 and 4-year-old animals in Texas. Long Shot 2's combined score was 177.25. In second with 176.5 was Snap Back from Flying S/Long. Speed Bump from Ferguson Ranch was third with 174.75.

Twenty-nine bulls were entered, including season leaders Margy Time and Magic Train. Margy Time (D&H) sits first in the standings and has won nearly $30,000 already this year. Magic Train, now owned by Jared Allen's Pro Bull Team, is sitting at just under $15,000 and second overall in the standings.

The win brings Long Shot 2 to over $10,000 in earnings so far this season and moves him up into the Top 5 overall. Snap Back has now won close to $13,000 and moves up in the standings to the Top 5 as well. The Classic animals who qualify for Las Vegas will be competing to win the first place check which pays $200,000 in October.

Long Shot 2 started his career in the turnkey PBR and ABBI bull ownership program where he won over $250,000 and took the 2012 title in Las Vegas. He also won the first Derby for BSB bulls held last year in Las Vegas.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 4TH OF JULY ABBI & PBR EVENTS COMING TO                                                    ESTES PARK, COLORADO

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 2, 2014)- American Bucking Bull Inc is proud to announce a new Fourth of July tradition that is destined to become a weekend full of bulls and fun for the entire family. Historic Estes Park, Colorado will play host to a weekend filled with ABBI and PBR events, fireworks and live music.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to bring our breeders a unique vacation event like Estes Park and look forward to showcasing the best bulls to this great community," said Sr. Events and Competition Manager Erik Bohl.

Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc is hosting the two-day event which will be held at Stanley Park Fairgrounds. The PBR Touring Pro event will use Classic bulls and feature a Maturity Short Round. There will also be a Futurity competition. Books open for bull entries on June 16.

Located in the Heart of the Rockies, it is the home of the annual Rooftop Rodeo whose slogan is 'Rodeo with an Altitude.' Estes is a community that appreciates the western lifestyle and is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

In the immediate area is outstanding fishing, hiking, golfing and climbing. It is also home to the historic Stanley Hotel which inspired Stephen King to write 'The Shining' and some rooms are reportedly haunted. There are also campgrounds, RV parks, cabins, hotels and B&Bs if you want something less spooky.

ABBI stock contractors and fans who need to purchase tickets can visit the event page:

http://www.rooftoprodeo.com/events_detail.aspx?id=67

For lodging options and visitor information:

http://www.visitestespark.com/

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               BACK SEAT BUCKERS BULL AUCTION A BIG SUCCESS

 
ARLINGTON, Texas (March 2, 2014)- The third annual Back Seat Buckers bull draft and auction sold 46 lots on March 1 at AT&T Stadium.

"We had another great BSB Auction, with lots selling for around $9,700 on average," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "We already have people contacting us about next year's program."

The bulls available for selection at the auction were preselected and featured some of the best bloodlines from the over 600,000 animals in the ABBI's DNA Registry.

Some of the event highlights included Lot 52 (Floyd 207), a Black Pearl son, selling for $45,000. Black Pearl is a past ABBI Classic Champion and won more money (over half a million dollars) during his competitive bucking bull career than any other bull in ABBI history. HLW Trust/Long bought Floyd 207.

Hiebert/Mendoza/Long bought Lot 44 (Superior 271), a grandson of the legendary Bodacious for $30,000. Brad Boyd bought Lot 71 (Page 2075) for $23,000. The bull from Travis Medve featured Page breeding and has Straight Jacket and Panhandle Slim as his grandfathers.

NFL Player Jared Allen bought a Big Show son, Boyd 805, for $20,000. Country singer Jerrod 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 PBR and ABBI's turnkey bull ownership program is starting its third season, and the Back Seat Buckers Class of 2014 will be competing against one another at three regular season Futurity events. The finale and fourth event will come in Las Vegas during the PBR World Finals.

Graduates of the first class of Back Seat Buckers are now bucking on the PBR's elite Built Ford Tough Series events and winning money in the ABBI Classic system.

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.

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BSB Updates: 2014 Bull Videos Are Up, ModocMad to Buck at BFTS Kansas City, Time Change for Draft


Pueblo, Colo. (February 12, 2014)- This has been a busy and exciting month for Back Seat Buckers. The turnkey bull ownership program of the ABBI and PBR is preparing for the start of the 2014 season with a draft at AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium on March 1. Previously scheduled for 2pm, the draft will now take place at 1pm at the legendary venue. Following the draft, BSB owners will enjoy a VIP reception at the stadium and special seating at the PBR's Iron Cowboy V event. The weekend's festivities will kick off with a welcome dinner on February 28 at the Hilton Arlington.

Videos of the bulls available for the 2014 Back Seat Buckers draft can be viewed at BackSeatBuckers.com. Most of the bulls have two trips on video for potential new owners to view. All of the bloodline information is also available online. Spots are still available for the draft for those wishing to become a part of the Back Seat Buckers program. Please call headquarters at 719-242-2744 to reserve your spot.

"We are starting the third year of our groundbreaking ABBI and PBR bull ownership program and we are thrilled to be back in Arlington to kick off the season," stated ABBI President Brad Boyd. "Cowboys Stadium is where our first class of bulls was drafted in 2012. We're extremely proud of what some of those bulls have been able to go and and accomplish, and I'm sure we will be seeing many of the 2014 Back Seat Buckers bulls have similar career paths."

In recent months, several 2012 BSB bulls has transitioned onto the PBR's elite Built Ford Tough Series. Others are competing and winning money in the ABBI's Classic system. The latest BSB graduate to move up is ModocMad (Bob and Nancy Heard/ Mike White/Tallgrass Prairie Land and Cattle Co.), who will make his Built Ford Tough Series debut in Kansas City on February 22. ModocMad was the co-champion of the 2012 BSB Thackerville event.
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Back Seat Buckers Alumni Continue to Shine


Pueblo, Colo. (February 4, 2014)- Graduates of the PBR and ABBI's turnkey bull ownership program Back Seat Buckers are continuing to make a name for themselves in the highly competitive world of bucking bulls.

Some of the bulls that participated in the 2012 program have already been invited to compete at the PBR's most elite level of competition, the Built Ford Tough Series. We've already seen 2012 BSB bulls on TV such as Super Cooper (Dakota Rodeo- Berger/Struve/ Pantani) who bucked at the Chicago BFTS, and Sweet Gilley (Flying U/Rosser Rodeo) who most recently bucked at the Sacramento BFTS facing off against the tough and talented cowboys of the PBR.

Excell LaFayette Jr. is a BSB member who had bulls in both the 2012 and 2013 BSB season. Now he is enjoying watching his bulls buck at PBR Built Ford Tough Series and ABBI Classic events. His bull SHAFT was recently in the money at the ABBI Classic where he scored an 86.

"SHAFT's recent performance in the OKC Classic was good for his first time out on the the big stage," shared LaFayette. "I was pleased that he bucked well, and I'm excited that he's developing well."

LaFayette teamed up with stock contractor and former PBR star Mike White to partner on his BSB Bulls once they aged out of the turnkey program (which is for 2-year-old Futurity level bulls). Before hitting the bright lights of the BFTS, SHAFT bucked at the ABBI Springfield Classic and the BSB Derby in Las Vegas. MODOC Mad (Mike White/Bob Heard/Jim Wilson) is another Class of 2012 BSB bull who is making the Classic Rounds with performances in Springfield and Ft. Worth.
 
Long Shot 2, the 2012 BSB World Champion from Long Ranch who has already earned over $250,000 at events, also competed at the OKC Classic. In October, he won the first BSB Derby for 3-year-old alumni of the Back Seat Buckers program.

Another BSB success story is Bloyd 08 (now known as 08 Shareholder, owned by Trevor Walker) who recently carried a cowboy to a money-earning score of 88 at an event. Shareholder also bucked at the PBR & ABBI's Cowtown Classic in December.

"As this season progresses, we hope to see more and more of our BSB bulls from the last two seasons taking that next step to the PBR and ABBI Classic levels," said ABBI Executive Director Dan Meihak. "It is really exciting to see bulls that have come out of our program go on and have continued success on the most elite levels of competition.
 
Now starting its third season, Back Seat Buckers was created so any fan of bull riding could enjoy the thrill of becoming a stock contractor. Bulls will be drafted for the next season of competition on March 1 at AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium). Visit BackSeatBuckers.com to learn more, or call 719-242-2744.
 
 
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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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