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Professional Bull Riders World Finals

November 7 - November 11

Professional Bull Riders World Finals

From the 7 to the 11 November the talk of Las Vegas, Nevada is bull, bull, bull, because the Professional Bull Riders World Finals  is in state.

Billed by the hyperbolic promotional material as the biggest party of the year, the Professional Bull Riders World Finals certainly falls squarely in the category of extremely extreme sports. In case you had any doubts about that, the website keeps a detailed injury list of riders. And for the other side, Professional Bull Riders has a policy on the welfare and treatment of the bulls, which it calls “animal athletes”.

Tickets are already on sale and include access to ground zero seats right down at eye level called the Shark Cage. If you have the urge, the website includes a section on how you can become a professional bull rider.

Professional Bull Riders World Finals

Another interesting aspect of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals is that they recognise both the human world champion and the bull, Sweet Pro’s Bruiser, who has his own profile. Bruiser had a particularly strong 2016 with a throw rate – known as a buck off – of 93.33%, when only one competitor managed to ride him. Not far behind is Spotted Demon who has had an excellent year so far. Despite their impressive ratings, they seem to earn a lot less cash than the human competitors, who never seem to get the message that bulls don’t like freeloaders.


For ideas of what to do in Nevada, read Reno Nevada: The Biggest Little City in the World, or Four Great Trails to Hike in Nevada.


Outside of the festival, Las Vegas is already famous for its material excesses, casinos and nightlife, but there are other sides to it too. It has many great street murals, the Mob Museum, nearby hiking, zip lining or going up the observation tower or the observation wheel. Further afield you can visit Death Valley, the Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam.

I don’t know about you folks, but I’m going to be cheering for Bruiser and Demon.


For more on the Professional Bull Riders World Finals

Visit: https://pbr.com/

Getting to Las Vegas

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November 7
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November 11
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https://pbr.com/
Let the adventure begin.