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.
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!
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