2012 Spring Spectacular Attracts 286 Bulls

Chris Smith Accepting Checks For the Futurity Win and Super Series Win at the 2011 Spring Spectacular

The 8th Annual Spring Spectacular continues it’s tradition in 2012 and has attracted a record number of entries this year!  Almost 300 bulls will arrive in Wills Point, Texas to compete for prize money, buckles and jackets.  One Hundred Thirty-Nine futurity, 92 Derby and 55 Classic bulls will duke it out to see who walks away with the buckles, the jackets and the prize most money!

The Spring Spectacular held it’s first event in 2005 in Stephenville, Texas after the American Bucking Bull, Inc was formed in 2004. 

“Bob Tallman, who created the Rodeo Stock Registry (later becoming the ABBI) also started Buckers.Com which produced the first ever futurities and derbies in our industry,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  “We wanted to continue and build on the success of what Bob started in Stephenville!”

Bob Tallman sold the Rodeo Stock Registry to the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and a group of stock contractors who become shareholders in the start-up of the American Bucking Bull, Inc (ABBI).  The ABBI held it’s first events and finals in 2004.  In 2005, Randy and Amber Schmutz, owners of looksWEST Productions hosted the first Spring Spectacular inside the Lone Star Arena in Stephenville, Texas.  The event grew to be the largest single regular season event in the bucking bull breeding industry hosting a futurity, classic and livestock sale.

“Randy and Amber always rolled out the red carpet and the Spring Spectacular was always the event of the year and everyone came,” exclaimed Dennis Owens, a UBBI member. “The event always ran smooth, they had a calcutta and fed everybody a great dinner and they were the first to give the winners jackets and buckles and made everybody feel at home!”

The Spring Spectacular has been sanctioned by the ABBI and the National Bucking Bull Association (NBBA) and was selected as ABBI Event of the Year in 2008, before becoming the largest event produced by the United Bucking Bulls, Inc.  The event found a new home in 2011 and moved to Wills Point, Texas inside the Austin Indoor Arena owned by Lonnie Austin.

“We were pleased to host the event and glad it turned out well for the UBBI,” stated Austin.  “A lotta bulls showed up and we all had a great time!  It was an outstanding event!”

This year’s event will once again be held in Wills Point and will include a barbeque dinner on Friday with a Calcutta and the Derby on Friday night.  The Futurity and Classic will both be on Saturday.  The Champion Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls will receive a Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle and the top 10 in each class will receive a Spring Spectacular jacket.

“We were overwhelmed with the number of entries,” explained Randy Schmutz.  “We’re just really glad that the breeders are supporting the UBBI and we are seeing continued growth.  We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to seeing everyone at the 2012 Spring Spectacular!”

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