National Little Britches Rodeo Association recently announced the addition of two new rodeo events for the 2016-17 season which include Junior Saddle Bronc Steer Riding & Junior Bareback Steer Riding.
These events are designed to better prepare the junior riders who move into senior events to have some exposure in riding more accelerated events. This will give junior contestants the ability to learn how to use the bareback riggin, swells of their saddle, learn to lift on the reins and more. These events will give them the tools to start riding bareback at age 14.
The animals being used will be steers or heifers weighing 600-800 pounds. The horns must be tipped just like in bull riding. The kids will be riding with an association approved bareback rigging, two free rowels, you have to mark the steer out, and you have to ride for 6 seconds instead of 8.
The PRCA is excited to learn that NLBRA has added Junior Saddle Bronc Steer Riding and Junior Bareback Steer Riding to the list of youth rodeo events offered through its membership. Providing more opportunities for young rodeo athletes to learn and compete in these events is critical to their long term success.
Learn more at: https://nlbra.com/
(Information courtesy of NLBRA)