ABHR/WCHBA WORLD FINALS TO BE HELD AT SOUTH POINT NOV. 3
PUEBLO, Colo. (November 30, 2016)-American Bucking Horse Registry (ABHR) and World Class Bucking Horse Association (WCBHA) announced their event partnership today. The two organizations will hold a series of Bucking Horse Futurity events in 2017, cumulating with a World Finals in Las Vegas Nov. 3. The Finals will be held in conjunction with the American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) World Finals at South Point Equestrian Center.
“We’re pleased to be partnering with ABHR this year on events and to be able to offer an estimated $225,000 purse,” said WCHBA Founder Bobby Pecora. “Having our Finals in Las Vegas will be a great opportunity grow the sport and to showcase our top saddle broncs to all of the fans in town for the PBR and ABBI World Finals.”
The top 30 bucking horses in the standings at the end of the regular season will be invited to compete at the Finals, where the top 15 riders will get on two head apiece. All bucking horses must be registered with ABHR and 4-5 years of age to compete.
“ABHR exists to document and preserve the bloodlines of equine athletes,” said ABHR and ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “By being able to guarantee the genetics and off spring of bucking horses, it increases the values of these animals- which in turn also increases the prize purses that can be offered at competitive events like the ones we are sanctioning with WCBHA.”
The 2017 season will kick off January 7 in Malta, Montana and will include events in Idaho, North Dakota and Canada over the course of the season.
The World Class Bucking Horse Association was formed in order to incorporate a group of people with the common goal and interest of endorsing, supporting and unifying the Professional Bucking Horse Futurity system.
The Professional Bucking Horse Futurities are an incredible avenue initiated to give breeders and contractors; large and small, a remarkable option to showcase their top of the line bucking horses and the breeding programs they came from. This display imparts, to the public, an awareness of the hard work and dedication that is involved in order to produce these top quality equine athletes. The Futurities are also an exciting way to give breeders and cowboys the chance to compete and be rewarded with added money and prizes. All membership money goes to produce the finals.
This Association will strive to promote camaraderie with bucking horse breeders and contractors, the cowboys who ride their magnificent bucking horses and the people who admire this American heritage.
The World Class Bucking Horse Association is committed to assisting the people dedicated to The Professional Bucking Horse Futurities and set the utmost standards to propel these events to the highest level; increasing the value of quality bucking horses and improving the bucking horse industry. Furthermore, we are determined to give the public the opportunity to watch the most elite 4 and 5 year old saddle broncs in North America do what they do best………..BUCK!