Junior Steer Riding
This event is the training ground for future bull riders. Young contestants aged 11 – 14 compete on wirey bovines.
As with the other roughstock events one half of the score is awarded for the contestant’s ability to ride and the other half is for the stock’s ability to buck. The cowboys are allowed to ride with one hand or two.
If they elect to ride with only one – they must abide by the rules for bull riding – whereby they will be disqualified for slapping the animal, themselves or double grabbing with both hands during the eight seconds.
Junior Steer riders compete in one go-round and the top six compete in the finals.