Novice Saddle Bronc

Novice Saddle Bronc

The Novice Saddle Bronc riding is governed by the same rules as the open Saddle Bronc; the only difference is the age of the riders. For the 2013 Stampede, novice contestants must be 20 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2013.

The score is out of a possible 100 points. Up to 50 points are awarded on how hard the horse bucks and 50 points for how well the rider spurs. (The spurring action is from the neck of the horse back to the cantle of the saddle.)

A contestant will be disqualified (receive a no-score) for bucking off; touching his equipment, himself or the horse with his free hand; or loosing a stirrup.

This event is where the young cowboys meet the young horses – so watch for some wild action.

Contestants in the Novice Saddle Bronc riding compete in a minimum of one go-round with the top six competing in the finals.