The Spring Spectacular Celebrates 10 Years

April 1st, 2014

The Spring Spectacular began in Stephenville, Texas in 2005 and grew to become the largest regular season bucking bull contest and bull riding event in the industry.  The event has hosted Futurity, Derby and Classic bull competitions, Buckin’ Bred Livestock Sales, Bull Ridings and entertained VIP guests including World Champion Cowboy Harry Tompkins;  World Champion Bull Rider Jim Sharp; Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Bull Fighter Rex Dunn; Six time All Around Champion Larry Mahan; PBR Finals Champion JW Hart; World Champion Bull Rider Jerome Davis and other cowboy notables like Clinton Anderson (Down Under Horsemanship), just to name a few.

Winners from the 2012 Spring Spectacular. Photo by Gautreau

Back in 2011, this extraordinary event found itself in a new home and hosted by a “new” organization called the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI).  The UBBI was an upstart organization, put together by Jerry Nelson and Jimmy Ray and managed by Randy & Amber Schmutz.  The event was moved and held in Wills Point, Texas inside the Austin Indoor Arena.  In 2011, one-hundred Forty different breeders from 11 different states competed with 232 different two, three and four year old bulls. The following year, in 2012, the event attracted a record number of entries including 92 derby bulls, 55 classic bulls and 137 futurity bulls for a total of 284 bulls.

“It’s been an amazing run to see the Spring Spectacular grow into what it is today,” stated Randy Schmutz.  ”It confirms to us that when you treat people the way you want to be treated they will come!  Amber and I both have enjoyed watching the Spring Spectacular become what it is today!”

The 2014 Spring Spectacular celebrates it’s 10th year as one of the premier bucking bull events in the country. This year 219 different bulls will compete in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Women’s Futurity competitions. The UBBI will once again roll out the red carpet with it’s Spring Spectacular Breeders Social and complimentary dinner and calcutta on Friday (April 4th) at 4pm.  The Top 10 in each event will receive a 10th Anniversary Spring Spectacular award jacket and the winner in each event will also win a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. The event will also feature the first of three Futurity Super Series competitions presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers.

The Futurity Super Series allows participants to enroll their bull or bulls into an exciting “side pot”!  A one-time $300 enrollment fee for each bull will be paid back 100% to the Top 4 placing Super Series Eligible bulls at each of the three Futurity Super Series events.  With 54 bulls enrolled this year, $16,200 in Super Series bonus money, $5400 in each of the 3 series events, will be paid back to the Top 4 placing Super Series eligible bulls.  If one bull wins all three Futurity Super Series competitions the UBBI will award $100,000 to the Super Series Champion.  The High Point Champion after the final event will receive one year’s use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer from Wayne Hodges!

“The Spring Spectacular has always been one of the largest events in our industry,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”It’s a great time of year to crack out new bulls and see how they stack up to the competition that’s out there.  It’s also an opportunity to preview the 2 year olds that may be competing in the upcoming UBBI Gold Standard Futurity!”

Everyone is invited to be a part of the 10th anniversary of The Spring Spectacular!

Click HERE to view Event Participant Letter

2014 Gold Standard & Diamond Futurity

April 1st, 2014

The 2014 UBBI Gold Standard & Diamond Futurity event is just around the corner.  This is the 4th annual event and once again will feature 150 of the top futurity bulls in the country on April 25th & 26th.

“We’re extremely excited to be able to pay out $150,000 once again this year at the Gold Standard Futurity,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”With the Lifetime and Lottery positions that are offered for this event, it allows us to almost guarantee the largest single futurity payout for the UBBI season!”

#159 Crack Back Jack from Leschynshyn/4G winning $50,000 at the 2013 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove, Oklahoma became the new home of the Gold Standard Futurity in 2013 and once again Jerry Rush and his staff will open their gates to UBBI members from across the United States for this year’s event.

This year’s activities will start with a Breeders Reception, Free Dinner, the 2015 Gold Standard Futurity Lottery drawing and Presentation of the Bulls.

Randy Schmutz said, “Gold Standard week is always a great time and with the addition of the Diamond Futurity again this year, it’ll be a busy weekend for all of us!”

The Gold Standard Futurity list of competitors (see list) has been set, but their are some positions available for lease this year. Please contact the UBBI office if you’d like to participate.  The Diamond Futurity was introduced last year for those who’d like to bring additional bulls and compete in a separate contest or for those who do not have a Gold Standard position.  Money won in the Diamond Futurity does count toward UBBI National Finals qualification.

Click HERE for Gold Standard event info     Click HERE for Diamond Futurity event info

UBBI Adds New Staff Member

March 28th, 2014

New UBBI staff member, Kenzie Tally. File Photo

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc is happy to announce the addition of a new member to the UBBI staff.  Kenzie Tally will begin her position as Director of UBBI Event Data on Monday, April 7th.  She will also be handling the role of secretary at a number of UBBI events.  Kenzie will graduate in May from Tarleton State University (TSU in Stephenville, Texas) with a Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics.

Kenzie is from the small town of Cove, Oregon, just 70 miles southeast of Pendleton, where she was involved in volleyball, basketball and high school rodeo.  She moved to Stephenville in 2010 to attend TSU and has been an active member of the TSU National Intercollegiate Rodeo Team and participates in breakaway roping and barrel racing.  The UBBI is very excited about her joining our team and she looks forward to meeting everyone in the near future.

UBBI Kicks Off It’s 2014 Youth Futurity Series

March 27th, 2014

The Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was also the site of the first UBBI Youth Futurity of the season and the event attracted 36 youth bulls from 25 different youth members! UBBI Youth membership fees are $50 and event entry fees are $275 and $200 goes into the purse. The event pays out 1 place for every 3 bulls entered and the Boston Porter Memorial Youth Futurity paid 11 places.

Baylee Burleson (center) the winner along with the Top 11 from the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Photo by Gautreau

Baylee Burleson was noticeably excited when her bull #653 Flip Flop performed and even more excited when she learned the results. Baylee’s bull #653 Flip Flop bucked his way into 1st place with a score of 90.5 points and earned the young lady from Hockley, Texas $1470. Weston and Orin Cobb, now known as Two Brothers Bucking Bulls participated with 3 youth futurity entries and placed with 2 of them.  Bull #225 Silent But Deadly finished as the reserve champion with a score of 87 points and their bull #213 Let’s Do It Again finished in 5th place. Calli Schmutz was third with her bull #201 and the Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls (Rody, Ryleigh, Cooper) picked up a check for 4th place with bull #131 Western Sky. Other youth members placing in the money were Quinn McCoy; Millie Chism; Conner Schmutz and Katie Tate.

Bull #653 Flip Flop winning the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Photo by Gautreau

“It is really neat to see these young kids get so excited about the Youth Futurity Series,” stated Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI. “This is a really good deal for everybody!”

The UBBI made some exciting announcements regarding the 2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Series, including scholarship awards and the addition of the UBBI Jr Youth Futurity Program.

“With the help of donations and other financial assistance, we are going to award at least three $2,000 scholarships this fall to UBBI Youth members,” shared Randy Schmutz.  ”James Hogue and Pull Do trailers has donated a new 25′ dove tail flat bed gooseneck trailer to be raffled off and 100% of the proceeds will go toward scholarship program. We are still working out details and will be making some official announcements about scholarships this year!”

In addition to the UBBI Scholarship Program, the UBBI will give even younger members an opportunity to get involved. The UBBI Youth Futurity Rules & Guidelines currently require that youth members be at least 9 years old at time of competition and not be older than 18 at the beginning of the UBBI season. Additionally the youth member must flank the bull, but can be assisted by an adult.

“We’ve had several younger breeders asking to be involved,” explained Schmutz.  ”We really don’t like to say no to these kids, so instead we are going to develope the Jr Youth Futurity Program!”

The Jr Youth Futurity Program will allow youth members that are not 9 years old to be involved as a participant, but not actually flank the bull. A Jr Youth Member can enter a bull, but must have an eligible (between 9 and 18 years old) youth member flank the bull. That member can be a sibling or other eligible youth member. Additional details and rules will be published before the next youth event in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Results from the Boston Porter Memorial UBBI Event

March 27th, 2014

The Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was hosted by Jimmy & Kim Ray and Nicole Porter for the 8th consecutive year in Palestine, Texas. This year’s event attracted UBBI members from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina and Alberta, Canada.  A total of 205 bulls were featured in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Youth Futurity and almost $52,000 in UBBI prize money was paid back!

Bull #23Y Pop-A-Top owned by Tom Peterson winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby featured 60 bulls and the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour attracted 53 different bull riders.  Tom Peterson participated with a number of bulls and was certainly happy about bull #23Y Pop-A-Top’s performance.  Pop-A-Top finished 1st in the derby with a score of 89.25 points and earned $3450 to move into the #3 position in the UBBI National Standings with a total of $4254.  Finishing in second place was Moss Brothers’ bull #626 Hard Time with a score of 88.75.  Hard Time has placed in 2 of  3 UBBI derby events and has won a total of $5813 to be the #1 derby bull so far this season.  In third place, was a new bull from Ace of Spades/Brenda Dove.  Bull #637 Outlaw posted a score of 88.5 points and Mutt Neuman’s bull #571 Back Spin finished 4th with a score of 88 points.  Other members in the money were Dennis & Jan Owens; Wallgren/Barrett; Bean Counter Bucking Bulls; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Carpenter & Hudgins; Ludtke Bucking Bulls, LLC; Casey Courmier and Cord McCoy/2 Bit Bucking Bulls.

“We’ve got a really great group of 3 year old bulls competing this year,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “But when the four year olds show up on Saturday night, the power, strength and testosterone shows up with ‘em!”

Splitting the win in the Classic were DAM Cattle Company (Jim Murff & John Donaho) and Steve Ferguson with Jay Weddle. Photo by Gautreau

Forty UBBI Classic bulls showed up to play along with 37 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour contestants. DAM (John Donaho & Jim Murff) Cattle Company brought 3 classic bulls and placed in the top 3 with two of them. Leading the pack was bull #82X H.D. with a score of 89.25 points to split the win with Steve Ferguson’s bull #053 Speed Bump.  Speed Bump is now the 2nd highest ranked bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings. Both bulls had scores of 89.25 points and earned checks for $2415 each and each will receive a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. In 3rd place was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 Tracker with a score of 88.75 points.  There was a 3 way split for 4th, 5th and 6th place with bull #20 Rap Time from Mark Cunningham; bull #79 JoJo from Owens & Lane and bull #5 Camo from Dustin Denning/Sonny Butcher.  Seventh, eighth and ninth place was also split with 2 bulls from Cude Bucking Bulls and bull #014 Spear My Gear from McCoy Ranches.  Spear My Gear is the #1 bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings.

Locke & Loaded winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

There’s no denying that the futurity bulls continue to get better and better each year and this season looks to be no different.  The 2014 season has already seen 312 futurity entries in 4 events, including the Boston Porter Memorial. At each of the first 4 events, another bull has risen to the occasion and walked away with the buckle. There were 70 futurity entries at the Boston Porter Memorial and the event paid 14 places.  Bull #212 Locke & Loaded from Wallgren/Barrett put up a stellar 92 point performance to win 1st place and $2992.

Kyle Wallgren being presented the buckle for the Futurity win. Photo by Gautreau

“We just purchased this bull from Johnny Locke,” explained Kyle Wallgren from Alberta, Canada. “These events are tough and I wanted something we could win with! Brett Barrett did a great job and we’re very happy to have that Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle!”

In second place was Dennis & Jan Owens with their bull #291 with a score of 90.5 points. Finishing 3rd was bull #2017 from Jim Mattocks/Gene Baker, scoring 98.25 points. Rounding out the top 4 in fourth place was bull #1112 Rat Fink from JMR (Jeff & Mack Rose) Cattle Co/Rafter T with a score of 88 points. Other members in the top 14 money positions were Frontier & Ray; John & Sydnee Donaho; Prewitt & Downer; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Rafter S/Donaho; Aduddell/Owens; Bob Schaaf/Gene Baker and Oakes/Green/Moss.

“The Boston Porter Memorial UBBI event was really exciting this year,” explained Schmutz.  ”UBBI member Chad Ramer purchased the ABBI registered heifer donated by Lowell and Sylvia Clay for $3750. A lot of money was raised for scholarship assistance to the youth of Anderson County our members had a really good time!”


UBBI Member Supports Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund

March 26th, 2014

Chad Ramer (center) purchased the donated heifer for the Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship. Also pictured are Jimmy Ray and Don Gay. Photo by Gautreau

The 8th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding & UBBI event was held last weekend in Palestine, Texas. The event was established to honor Boston Porter, who lost his life in a tragic accident at the age of only 14 months. Boston was the son of Nicole Porter, who is the daughter of Jimmy & Kim Ray, the co-owners of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. For the past seven years, this event has raised and awarded over $120,000 in scholarship assistance to Anderson County Youth who are involved in 4H and/or FFA. In 2014, the scholarship committee is expected to award over $20,000 in scholarships.

To help raise funds for this worthy cause, UBBI members, Lowell & Sylvia Clay graciously donated a beautiful ABBI registered heifer to be auctioned off. Lowell & Sylvia are from Palestine and 100% of the auction proceeds were donated to the Boston Porter Scholarship Fund.

ABBI registered heifer donated by Lowell & Sylvia Clay. File Photo

The heifer was presented for auction at the conclusion of the Youth Futurity competition on Saturday morning and several members placed bids to purchase this phenomenal female. When all was said and done, it was UBBI member Chad Ramer with Rockin R, who purchased the heifer for $3750. One Hundred Percent of that went to the Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“First we want to thank Lowell and Sylvia Clay for donating such a great heifer,” stated Jimmy Ray.  ”Our UBBI members are really great and thanks to Chad Ramer for supporting our cause! I’m overwhelmed at how much our breeders pitch in to help!”

Chad Ramer is a UBBI member and a full-time rodeo stock contractor from Sulfur, Oklahoma. Many thanks to Chad from the Ray and Porter family for purchasing the heifer and to Lowell and Sylvia Clay for their donation.

UBBI Member Donates Heifer to be Auctioned

March 19th, 2014

The 8th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding will be held this weekend in Palestine, Texas and it will be the 4th event of this year’s UBBI season.  The event was established to honor Boston Porter, who lost his life in a tragic accident at the age of only 14 months.  Boston was the son of Nicole Porter, who is the daughter of Jimmy & Kim Ray, the co-owners of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc.  For the past seven years, this event has raised and awarded over $120,000 in scholarship assistance to Anderson County Youth who are involved in 4H and/or FFA.  In 2014, the scholarship committee is expected to award over $20,000 in scholarships.

To help raise funds for this worthy cause, UBBI members, Lowell & Sylvia Clay have graciously donated a beautiful ABBI registered heifer to be auctioned off.  Lowell & Sylvia are from Palestine and 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Boston Porter Scholarship Fund.

ABBI registered heifer to be auctioned off. File Photo

The heifer is an own daughter of Wilder Side by Vortex (Mudslinger) and out of an ABBI registered female that goes back to two time PBR Finals bull, Crooked Tooth.  This heifer has an outstanding pedigree that includes Mudslinger, Super Dave, Broke Back V, Backlash, Crooked Tooth, Vegas and Whitewater Skoal.  Click HERE to view pedigree

The UBBI Youth Futurity will start Saturday morning (Mar 22) at 10 am with 36 entries.  The heifer will then be auctioned off at approximately 11am, followed by the UBBI Futurity with 71 entries.  The Boston’s Buckaroos Kid Rodeo will be from 3 to 5 p.m., where the younger chaps are invited to try their hand at a handful of rodeo-themed events, from a calf scramble to mutton bustin’ to stick-horse racing and more.  The UBBI Classic event and Don Gay Bull Riding will be Saturday evening at 7:30pm.

Children who would like to participate in Boston’s Buckaroos Kid Rodeo must register ahead of time at the Dogwood Trails Festival. Registration will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the booth near the Kids Zone, which is in the Redlands / Citizen Bank parking lots.

Jimmy Ray, the grandfather of Boston Porter and co-owner of United Bucking Bulls, Inc., said volunteers help to put on the event each year, “A lot of people that work for me in the rodeo business, they donate their time for this event to help support it! We’d like for everybody to come out and support it.”

As for the UBBI bull competition, Ray said the lineup includes athletes who know what they’re doing on a rank bull, “When they say rank bulls, the bulls are like those you’ve seen on TV.  A lot of them haven’t been ridden for eight seconds.  We have a lot of bull riders that follow our tour and that ride every weekend, and there’ll be some really good guys here.”

Advance tickets to the bull riding competition can be purchased at Cavender’s Boot City for $12 or $15 at the gate. Admission to Saturday’s daytime events, which includes the junior futurity and kid rodeo, is $5. For more information, call Kim Ray at 903-731-4943.

Bar B Arena Plays Host to Second Event of 2014 UBBI Season

March 17th, 2014

The 2014 UBBI season continues to sustain healthy entry numbers!  At the first event, held January 31st and February 1st in Palestine, Texas there were 221 entries. . . . .double the number of entries the year before.  In Mineral Wells, at the Bar B Arena UBBI event held on February 21st and 22nd there were 167 entries compared to 166 last year.

The Moss Brothers accepting the Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle for the Derby win, presented by Randy Schmutz. Photo by Gautreau

“We believe that bull owners have recognized the value offered in what the UBBI is doing,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  ”We’ve always set out to treat our members the way we’d wanna be treated and we feel that our participants have enjoyed and embraced the professionalism the UBBI and it’s staff have provided!”

There were 51 Derby bulls waiting in the wings to participate at the 3rd Annual Bar B Arena UBBI event in Mineral Wells, Texas! When all was said and done, it was the little bull that could, that did it this time.  Bull #626 Hard Time from Moss Brothers was 1st place with a phenomenal score of 91.75 points, earning $3225. Hard Time was the 2013 UBBI National Finals Futurity Champion, winning the Finals event and over $20,000 at the Kansas Star Casino & Arena and totaling over $25,000 in earnings last season as a two year old. Looks like he’s off to a great start as as Derby contender this year!

Bull #625 Hard Time winning Mineral Wells with a score of 91.75 points. Photo by Gautreau

Finishing in 2nd place in the Derby was bull #171 Boudin Man from Courmier Cattle Company with a score of 89 points.  In a close 3rd place position was B.A. Baracus owned by Ramblin Verl Ranch with a score of 88 points. The younger member of the Courmier family, Kent’s son Casey, split 4th and 5th with his bull #71 Gallo del Ciello, with Diamond S Bucking Bulls #195.  Both bulls scored 87.75 points. Other members finishing in the top 10 at Mineral Wells were Tommy & Christopher Whitehead; CF Rodeo/Brienholt; Martinez Bucking Bulls; Rockin R Bucking Bulls; Rafter 23 and Nothin’ But Try Ranch.

The Classic event was held on Saturday night with 34 entries and the event paid 6 places.  Bull #017 Smoke Dawg from Bent Rail Bucking Bulls was the top dog with a score of 89.75 points and a check for $2737.  In second place was X3 owned by Tommy & Christopher Whitehead with a close score of 89.25 points.  Bull #Tc014 Spear My Gear continued his winning ways, splitting 3rd and 4th place with a score of 87.57 points.  JC’s Dream Team Bucking Bull & Gene Baker’s bull #528 Mad Scientist shared the spotlight with Spear My Gear.  Finally, splitting 5th and 6th place were Cude Bucking Bulls bull #54 and Brown Ranch’s bull #5R Brown Town.

Bull #017 Smoke Dawg owned by Bent Rail Bucking Bulls winning the Mineral Wells Classic. Photo by Gautreau

The Futurity on Saturday morning was really strong with 82 entries. We saw some familiar faces, but enjoyed welcoming some new members in the Futurity as well.  Diamond S Bucking Bulls came loaded with talent and placed with 3 out of the top 16 money positions, not to mention winning 1st place with bull #2125 with a score of 92.25 points and a check for $3321. This is the second consecutive year that the Diamond S Ranch has taken home the Futurity buckle from the Bar B Arena.  In second place was John & Sydnee Donaho with bull #23 and a score of 88.5 points and in third place was Diamond S Bucking Bulls and Bull #283 with 88 points.  Other members finishing in the money were Tommie Pounders; Mason/Juran; Tom Peterson; McCoy Ranches; Stormy Foster; Big Gun Bucking Bulls; Martinez Bucking Bulls; 3CM Cattle Company; Brandon Stewart/Travis Medve; Prewitt/Downer; Hookin-H; Blue Stem Ranch/Hog Creek Ranch and Kevin Pool.

Diamond S Bucking Bulls #2125 winning the Futurity in Mineral Wells. Photo by Gautreau

A BIG thank you to Billy & Cody Blue and the entire Bar B Arena Staff for their hard work and to all of our UBBI staff for a great job!


First UBBI Super Series Futurity Event Scheduled With the 2014 Spring Spectacular

March 12th, 2014

The first of three UBBI Super Series Futurity events will take place on April 5th in conjunction with the 2014 Spring Spectacular UBBI event in Myrtle Springs, Texas.  Once again, Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers will present this year’s Super Series.  Breeders can make their bulls “Super Series” eligible by paying an additional “one time” $300 entry fee when they enter the first of 3 selected UBBI Futurities this season. “Super Series” bonus money will be paid back to the Top 4 Super Series enrolled bulls at each of the three selected futurities including the Spring Spectacular Futurity in April, the Red River Chute Out Futurity in May and the Anderson County Battle of the Bull in July. At these three futurities, $12,500* in Super Series bonuses will be paid out to the Top 4 Super Series eligible bulls, in addition to regular event earnings.

In 2011, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc and Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers joined forces to give breeders a new & exciting opportunity to earn BIG money with their two year old bulls! The UBBI Futurity Super Series presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers, was designed to increase participation, increase earnings opportunities and possibly award $100,000 to one lucky breeder!

Wayne and Carol Hodges presenting Laramie Wilson the 4 Star Trailer on behalf of Tom & Tish Peterson. Photo by Gautreau

For the past three seasons, the Super Series has paid out over $90,000 in Super Series bonus money!  Dennis & Jan Owens won the first Super Series Championship in 2011 with their bull “Square Head”, who earned an additional $7602 in Super Series bonus money.  The following year, the Super Series was one by CJ & Cathy Pilcek (Rockin’ Rafter P Ranch) in 2012 with “Fire For Effect”, who earned $7440 in Super Series bonus money. In 2013, Tom Peterson’s bull “Lucky Draw #13″ won the Super Series Championship and an additional $2380 in Super Series bonus money.  Each of these breeders were also awarded one years use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer.  At the completion of a years use, both CJ Pilcek and Tom Peterson purchased their Super Series 4 Star Trailers.

If one bull wins first place at ALL three Super Series futurities, that bull will be crowned the ”Super Series Champion” and win $100,000 in Super Series Bonus Cash.  The Super Series “High Point” Champion will win one year’s use of a Wayne Hodges 4 Star Aluminum trailer.  Each bull will earn 1 point for every bull he beats at each of the 3 Super Series Futurities.  The single bull with the most points will be crowned the Super Series “High Point” Champion!

This Series is simple and easy to follow and will enhance all three futurities. In 2014, when you enter your bulls, prior to entries closing for the Spring Spectacular, you simply circle “Super Series” on the entry form and pay an additional  ”one time” $300 Super Series entry fee and your bull or bulls will be eligible to win their share of $12,500* at each of the three events and a possible $100,000 Super Series Bonus! The top placing “Super Series” eligible bulls will share $12,500* at each event. You don’t have to name your bull or pay the $300 Super Series entry fee until entries open for the Spring Spectacular.

Click HERE for Super Series Guidelines

*$12,500 pay-out at each event is based on at least 125 futurity bulls enrolled @ $300 each into the first leg of the Super Series.

Inaugural Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Hosted in Palestine

March 12th, 2014
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. Such is the case with the addition of the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity competition.
“We are ecstatic about adding something new for the women this season,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  “Together with the Rhinestone Renegades, we’ve added the Women’s Futurity Series to our UBBI schedule. We will host at least 3 regular season women’s futurity events and a finale this year! It’s gonna be a really exciting season for us and our members!”

Joy Hawks and Randy Schmutz presenting Tres Rios Silver Buckles to the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity winners. From left to right, Chelsea Cobble, Sherry Prewitt, Rachel Norris and Sharon Carpenter. Photo by Gautreau

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series hosted it’s first event in Palestine, Texas on March 8th with 19 participants, including some of our cowgirl youth members. The payout was a 3D system. The highest placing bull score from the 19 participants was 88 points.  First place in the 2D would be 85 points. There was not an 85 point bull, so the next highest score below 85 was 84 points. First place in the 3D would be 82 points. There was not an 82 point bull, so the next highest score below 82 was 81.75 points.

Rachel Norris & Sherry Prewitt brought bull #801 to Palestine and won 1st place in the 1D with an 88 point score and picked up a check for $1282.  Finishing 2nd place in the 1D was Karen Shaw/Mama’s Little Babies Bucking Bulls with her bull #MLB 20 Cutie Pie with a score of 85.25 points.  Karen earned $855.
First place in the 2D went to Sharon Carpenter and bull #SC214 Little Richard with a score of 84 points, earning $769.  Second place in the 2D was bull #25 One Hung Low owned by Sarah King with a score of 83.75 points, receiving a check for $513. In the 3D, Chelsea Cobble/Robert Williams won both 1st and 2nd place with bulls #544 Just Too Legit and #79 2 Russell with scores of 81.75 and 79.5 points. Her checks were $513 and $342.

Bull #801 from Rachel Norris & Sherry Prewitt winning the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Photo by GautreauThe winners of the 1D, 2D and 3D classes each received a beautiful custom Tres Rios Silver buckle presented by Rhinestone Renegades and the United Bucking Bulls, Inc.

Other Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity events on the UBBI schedule are April 5th at the Spring Spectacular and June 7th at the Show-Me Shoot Out. Together with Joy Hawks, the UBBI will sanction these events and a finale, scheduled for August 22nd and 23rd. All women futurity participants must purchase a 2014 UBBI membership. Memberships for the 2014 UBBI Women’s Futurity season will be $100 and entry fees for each event will be $450.
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 Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series competition is for 2 year old bulls (2012 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.


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