UBBI Introduces Open Team Futurity Events

March 13th, 2017

The UBBI has announced changes to this year’s United Futurity League (UFL). The UFL will now host 5 “OPEN” Team Futurity events in 2017. These team events will be held in conjunction with:

Spring Spectacular April 8 Locust Grove, OK
Red River Chute Out April 22 Ada OK
Battle of the Bull June 17 Palestine TX
Battle of the Bull July 15 Palestine TX
Red Dirt Round Up July 29 Locust Grove OK

Team participants are NOT required to purchase a UFL franchise or pay a sustain fee. These events are open to ALL UBBI members in good standing. Open futurity team entry fee will be $750 and will be paid back 100%. This will be a “sidepot” and eligible team bulls MUST be entered into the regular UBBI futurity.

A minimum of 10 teams will be required to host a team event. With 10 teams paying back 100%, the pot would be $7500 and will pay 4 places:

1st $3000 40%
2nd $2250 30%
3rd $1500 20%
4th $ 750 10%

After 10 teams, payoff will be 1 place for every 3 teams entered. In other words, 15 teams would pay 5 places; 18 teams would pay 6 places; 21 teams would pay 7 places, and so on. Team money won WILL NOT for qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. Money won individually in the UBBI futurity WILL count toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals.

Eligible team bulls DO NOT have to be owned by team participant. Anyone can team together, as long as bulls are entered into the UBBI futurity. Team bulls must be disclosed at time of entry into the event.

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Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby Undergo Changes

March 13th, 2017

In an effort to improve it’s two largest paying events the UBBI has introduced changes to the 2017 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby. A number of UBBI members have “Lifetime” positions that have assured them an opportunity to compete for large purses at these events each year. Other members would apply for Lottery positions, allowing them to compete on a year-to-year basis. Since their inception, both of these events were designed to give UBBI members an opportunity to have and use a position to compete with each year, but the last two seasons has seen a decline in participation.

“These events have always held a large amount of value to our UBBI members,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “But we also learned that a large amount of our membership didn’t quite understand the process or the concept. So in 2017, we’re going to allow ALL of our membership to apply for a position to compete at the largest paying events on our schedule!”

This year’s event will once again be held in Ada, Oklahoma on May 12th and 13th. This year’s competition will be OPEN to every UBBI member in good standing who would like to enter and compete, but all Lifetime and Lottery position holders will be given first right of refusal to participate and then available positions will be given to all other UBBI members.

All UBBI members, including Lifetime and Lottery position holders must send in an application for a position to compete. Entry Fees for the Gold Standard Futurity are $1250, with $1000 going to the purse and $1350 for the Black Gold Derby with $1000 going to the purse. With 150 entries the Gold Standard Futurity will pay $50,000 to 1st place and will pay 30 places. With 100 entries the Black Gold Derby will pay $25,000 to first place and will pay 25 places.

Applications to participate and a 50% deposit MUST be in the UBBI office by Monday, April 3rd by 5pm! There will be a penalty schedule for late applications and entries. If members would like multiple positions and plan to enter multiple bulls, they must submit an application and a deposit for each entry before April 3, 2017.

We hope that these changes give value to our two largest paying UBBI events. If you have any questions, please call the UBBI office.

Click HERE for Gold Standard & Black Gold Applications

Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Schedule

March 13th, 2017

Karen Shaw (center) wins Rhinestone Renegades Series Championship. Pictured here with Top 10 winners. Photo by Gautreau

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) takes pride in providing new and exciting opportunities for it’s members and adding value to their experience each year.

“We are once again going to host the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity competitions,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “We’ve made some changes to the payout format and it’s gonna be a really exciting season for us and our Rhinestone Renegade members!”

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series kicked off  the 2017 season with it’s first event in Palestine, Texas on March 4th with the Ante Up Futurity. Other events on this season’s schedule are April 8th at the Spring Spectacular (Locust Grove, OK); May 13th at the Gold Standard Futurity (Ada, OK); June 17th at the Battle of the Bull (Palestine, TX); July 29th at the Red Dirt Round-Up (Locust Grove, OK); and the Rhinestone Renegades Finale on August 19th in Palestine, TX. All women futurity participants must purchase a 2017 UBBI membership. Memberships for the 2017 UBBI Women’s Futurity season will be $100 and entry fees for each event will be $375.

Other than event staff, only women members will be allowed behind chutes or in rigging areas during the futurity performance. Women can and will be assisted by Rhinestone Renegade staff and/or other women participants.

The Women’s Futurity will have a standard futurity payout. Example – With 30 entries the event will pay 6 places (1 place for every 5 entries) The Top 6 bulls will be paid (1st thru 6th place). The winner of the event will receive a buckle.

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series competition is for 2 year old bulls (2015 Born) and ALL 2 year old bulls are eligible to participate in the women’s futurity events, regardless of ownership and/or participation in other futurity events. Futurity Bulls will be bucked with a dummy for 5 seconds and bulls do not have to be ABBI registered to compete.

Click HERE to view UBBI Event Schedule

Event Results from Mineral Wells February 3rd

February 8th, 2017

BannerFebThe second of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3rd. There were a total of 66 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events.

Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold winning the Classic in Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold winning the Classic in Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but competed separately. There were 16 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 3 places. Bull #UTC411 How Bout It from Mike Sellers placed 1st with a score of 88.25 points and earned $2300. In second place was bull #B135 Big Red from Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman with a score of 87.25 points and in third place was bull #48B from D&H Cattle, posting a score of 86 points.

The Classic ended the evening with 12 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 87.5 points and earned $2070. Finishing in second place was bull #324A from Pritchett/Melton Bull Co with a score of 87  points, cashing a check for $1380.

The futurity competition started things off on Friday afternoon at 5pm with 38 entries. The top 7 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!

D&H Cattle and their partners Duello and Buck Cattle took the win with their

Bull #C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck Cattle/D&H Cattle winning the Futurity at Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

Bull #C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck Cattle/D&H Cattle winning the Futurity at Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger

futurity bull #C13 Brutal with a score of 90.25 points, winning $2165. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #6 Power Play owned by Shining P Bucking Bulls with a score of 87.5 points. In third place was bull #504 from Brent Dorman with a score of 87.25 points and fourth place went to bull #S56 from Darrell Curley-Coolfield Bucking Bulls/Chase Foutch, scoring 86.75 points.

The top 7 bulls in the Futurity received UBBI Finals qualifier money and the next 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payout. The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100% to the next bulls placing outside the qualifier payout!

“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”

Bull #537C Air Assault from 444 Bucking Bulls/Winston/Davis/Durham/D&H finished 8th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.75 points and earned $555. Bulls #57 Hot Wired from TNT Rodeo finished second in the Silver Select with a score of 85.5 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #90 Peace Rock from Stormy Foster; #524 from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co; #553 Fireball from James Davis.

The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 17-18! Click HERE for next event details.

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Rock ‘N Bull Series Kicks Off In Mineral Wells

January 24th, 2017
Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

The first of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on January 20th. There were a total of 79 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events. The futurity competition kicked things off at 5pm on Friday with 48 entries. The top 9 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 7 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!

Scott and Shelley Hughes and their partner Bob Blackwell (2H/Rafter B) got the

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

new year started off right with a futurity win with bull #66 All Lives Matter and a big score of 89.25 points. Hughes and Blackwell cashed a check for $2484 for first place. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #506 owned by Winston/Slaughter/Melton Bull Co with a score of 88 points. Bull #506 is sired by the bull Asteroid. There was a split for 3rd, 4th and 5th place with scores of 87.75 points. That money was shared with bull #567-C from KB Bulls/Gene Baker; bull #504 from Brent Dorman and bull #500 T-Bone from Hogue/Stibling/Foutch. Finishing out the top 9 placings were bulls #501 from Brent Dorman; #6 Power Play form Shining P Bucking Bulls; #X62 Hangman from Terry Coleman and #593 from Tom Baker.

The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100%!

“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #505 from James Hogue/Chase Foutch finished 10th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.5 points and earned $528. Bulls #501 Ram Jam from Mason & Mason and #84C Dos Equis from GT Bucking Bulls split second and third place in the Silver Select with scores of 85.25 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #503 Pan Am from Mason & Mason; #575 form Horizon Cattle Co; #C415 Rag Doll from Last Chance Land & Cattle/Chase Foutch and #333 from Kody Goodin/Criptic Cattle Co.

The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

competedseparately. There were 20 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 4 places. Bull #B135 Big Red form Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman placed 1st with a score of 88.5 points and earned $2300. In second was bull #35B from Ace of Spades Ranch with a score of 87.75 points. In third place was bull #455 Double Tap from Blue Line Bucking Bulls, posting a score of 87.5 points and in 4th place was bull #JL101 Whipper Snapper from James Hogue/Chase Foutch with 86.25 points.

The Classic ended the evening with 11 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 89.5 points and earned $1897. Finishing in second place was bull #391 Slingin Tears from Crooked River Livestock & Caveman Bucking Bulls. Bull #391 posted a score of 87.5 points and cashed a check for $1265.

The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3-4!

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UBBI Begins It’s Seventh Season

January 11th, 2017
Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

January of 2017 marks the beginning of the seventh season for the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI)! The second weekend in January in 2011, the first official event was hosted at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas with 37 Futurity, 38 Derby and 35 Classic entries and a total payout of $32,670! In 2011 during it’s first season, the UBBI paid out just over $1.1 million dollars in prize money. The 2016 UBBI season yielded a total payout of over $1.5 million!

“Time does fly when you’re having fun,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It is really hard to believe that we are about to begin our 7th season! And even more amazing that we’ve been able to pay back $7,937,000 to UBBI members over the past 6 years!”

The 2016 UBBI season purses included Open Futurity ~ $473,000;  UFL Futurity ~ $365,000;  Youth Futurity ~ $52,125;  Women’s Futurity ~ $17,975; Yearling Futurity ~ $32,000. In addition to these futurity payouts, the UBBI introduced the Futurity Silver Select payout that yielded an additional $28,500 in prize money, for a total of $968,600 in Futurity winnings! The Derby paid out $361,000 and the Classic paid out $186,000!

The 2017 season is already underway with events having been held in Hamilton, Texas on October 22nd and in Mineral Wells, Texas on December 17th! The season continues with a series of events in Mineral Wells on January 20-21;  February 3-4;  February 17-18;  March 3-4. These events will all feature classes for Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls.

The UBBI Futurity Silver Select Payout Will Continue in 2017

November 2nd, 2016

silver-select2017The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has always been on the cutting edge of new ideas to enhance the bucking bull industry! The Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby were the first events to offer ownership in positions to compete for bigger purses! The Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series offers additional bonus money and the use of a new aluminum trailer! In keeping with those cutting edge ideas, in 2017 the UBBI will continue with it’s Silver Select Futurity payout.

“In 2016 we introduced the new Silver Select payout and members really liked it,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It adds to the number of paid positions at every UBBI Futurity event (except the Gold Standard & UFL futurities) and gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money below the normal qualifier payout!”

Entry fees at 2017 regular season UBBI futurity events are $500 and $50 from each entry fee will create the Silver Select payout and will be paid back 100%!

For example, at a futurity with 60 bulls entered, we will continue to pay 1 place for every 5 bulls entered, thus the top 12 placing bulls would earn a check toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. The forty-eight remaining bulls would then be eligible for the Silver Select payout (60 bulls x $50 = $3,000 paid 100%). Dividing those 48 bulls, 1 place for every 5 bulls, the Silver Select would then pay an additional 9 places. Silver Select winnings do NOT count as qualifier dollars toward UBBI National Finals or UBBI Futurity World Title.

“This is just another way for members to enter and win with bulls that are just out of those regular paid positions,” explained Schmutz. “The Silver Select payout adds value to our futurity system and keeps it simple for everyone to understand and also provides a return to more of our members!”

Dove Fest UBBI Event Kicks Off 2017 Season

November 2nd, 2016

dove-fest-2016-slideThe UBBI concluded it’s season on October 8th with the last performance of the 2016 UBBI National Finals in Ada, Oklahoma and started it’s 2017 campaign only two weeks later.

The first event of the new year was hosted by Cody Ohl in Hamilton, Texas at the prestigious Circle T Arena. Most people know Ohl as PRCA World Champion Calf Roper, but he has become a notable bucking bull owner as well.

“Cody has been involved with bucking bulls for quite a long time,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “He owned the 2009 ABBI World Champion Futurity Bull, Pure Smoke and has number of bulls featured on the PBR Tour each year!”

The Dove Fest UBBI Shoot Out hosted a pre-futurity event for the up and coming 2017 UBBI Futurity standouts and gave everyone a sneak peek at what we can expect out of this new group of bulls. Twenty-one 2015 born bulls took the stage and bull #51-Sunshine Whiskey owned by Barrett/Willis posted an 86.5 point score to win first place and $1890. In second was Tomaski Rodeo Co/Travis Fowler’s bull #55 Madi’s Habanero with a score of 86 points. Finishing in third place was #X62 Hangman from Terry Coleman and in fourth place was bull #C16 Foul Ball, with a score of 85 points, from Rockin R Bucking Bulls.

The Classic featured a number of familiar 3 year old bulls about to enter their 4 year old season of competition. Money won at this event counts toward crowning our 2017 UBBI Classic World Champioin.

Pritchett/Melton Bull Company’s bull #9A was only hauled on a limited basis last season as a 3 year old and did not earn any UBBI cash, but he changed all that by breaking out for his 4 year old campaign by winning 1st place and $2645 with a score of 87.75 points. In second place, was a new bull to the UBBI tour owned by Clay Taylor. Bull #909 Runaway Train posted a score of 87 points. Barker Bulls from New Mexico brought bull #313 Space Jam to Texas and returned to the Land of Enchantment with a 3rd place win and a score of 86.5 points. And finishing in 4th place #317 Big Crush from Carl & Gayla Dunlap, posting an 86 point outing.

It’s hard to believe that the 2017 season is underway, but we already have a race in the Classic competition!

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United Futurity League Concludes It’s 2016 Season

October 14th, 2016

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc created the United Futurity League in 2015 and has

Bull #407 Buffalo Scott from TBR Bucking Bulls was the "anchor" bull for the winning UFL Team. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #407 Buffalo Scott from TBR Bucking Bulls was the “anchor” bull for the winning UFL Team. Photo by Gautreau

now concluded it’s second consecutive season with the completion of the 2016 UBBI National Finals and UFL Team Finals event in Ada, Oklahoma! At each one of the 6 regular season events, there were 20 teams and 60 different bulls featured. Those bulls could also enter the open UBBI futurity and perform once and the score was counted in both competitions.

This year 40 different UFL franchises used 211 different bulls during 6 regular season UFL events. Twenty-five teams participated at this year’s UFL Team Finals and the event paid out $125,000 to the top 10 UFL Team owners.

Dennis Davis from the Jaynes Gang joins Jason & Amy Mogg to accept the check for winning the UFL Team Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Dennis Davis from the Jaynes Gang joins Jason & Amy Mogg to accept the check for winning the UFL Team Finals. Photo by Gautreau

“It was a very tough team competition this year at the finals,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “There were 75 bulls in the team competition and 34 of the top 50 UBBI National Finals Futurity bulls were also entered into the UFL Team Finals! That makes for a really tough set of bulls!”

Jason & Amy Mogg, together with the Jaynes Gang put together a really solid team that posted scores of 86.5 (Just Kidding), 86.75 (Go Blue) and 88 points (Buffalo Scott), for a total of 261.25 points and edged out the second place team by only .25 point! The win came with a check for $41,750! In second place was the team from D&H Cattle Team #2 with Nasty Habit (86.5), Olaf (86.75) and Budakon (87.75), picking up a check for $19,147! All Star Ranch’s team finished in third place with 258.25 points followed by a tie for 4th/5th place with Cord & Sara McCoy/Joe & Nina Webb and D&H Cattle Team #1. Both teams posted total scores of 256.5 points.

Click HERE for Complete UFL Finals Results

D&H Cattle’s Big Sky Wins Big at UBBI National Finals

October 14th, 2016
Bull #406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle wins the UBBI National Finals & World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle wins the UBBI National Finals & World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

The best 50 two year old bulls in the UBBI gathered in Ada, Oklahoma to see who would ultimately win the UBBI Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship! At the completion of the Futurity on Friday morning it was obvious that bull

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the buckles for the Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the buckles for the Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

#406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle Company was prepared for the “Big Show”! Big Sky produced an 89.25 point score to win the event and the UBBI Finals Championship and that came with a first place check of $10,000. Together with his regular season earnings of $4481, Big Sky earned a total of $14,481 to also win the 2016 UBBI Futurity World Championship. Each year the UBBI presents a $5,000 bonus to both the Finals Champion and World Champion in each class (Futurity, Derby,

The Top 12 Futurity winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

The Top 12 Futurity winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Classic). So add it up. . . .$14,481 in regular season and finals earnings, a $5000 Finals Champion bonus and a $5000 World Champion bonus! All total ~ $24,481! Together with Big Sky’s Gold Standard Futurity and Silver Select earnings, the D&H Cattle dynamo banked a total of $38,800 in UBBI cash! Note the highest earning UBBI Futurity bull this season was #423 War Cloud with $43,429 in total earnings, including regular season, finals and Gold Standard Futurity money!

All Star Ranch’s bull #413 Little Texas was an outstanding bull all year long and helped Ted Keeling and his team win over $35,000 in UFL cash, $2502 regular season money and $7500 in UBBI National Finals earnings! Little Texas was the Reserve National Finals Champion, finishing in second place with with a score of 88.5 points and in second place for the year-end!

Tom & Peggy’s bull #A9W Topped Off posted a score of 88.25 points to finish #3 at this year’s UBBI National Finals and earned $5500, followed by TBR Bucking Bulls’ #407 Buffalo Scott in fourth place!

Click HERE to View UBBI National Finals Futurity Results

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