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Bull ride and wild horse race on Friday

Here’s how the heck bull riding and wild horse races are scored


How do you score sports centered around riding big animals like bulls and wild horses? It’s not as if you can see a ball go through a hoop, or someone carry a ball into an end zone.

The Star asked George Kohout, president of the Ridge Riders Saddle Club — the organization that puts on local rodeos, including Friday’s Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding and Wild Horse Racing — to describe how those events are scored.

In bull riding, the rider has to stay on the beast for eight seconds and will be judged on that eight seconds. He has to “supposedly be in control,” Kohout said.


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