A bull rider must be 18 years of age to purchase a PBR membership. After you purchase the PBR membership you will receive a riding permit. This riding permit will allow you the ability to enter the Touring Pro Division. Once you win $2,500 in prize money you will be upgraded from permit status to cardholder status, however, you have to continue to win at least $2,500 each year to maintain your cardholder status. Once you receive your cardholder status you can work your way toward the Touring Pro Division standings, which can earn you a position on the Built Ford Tough Series.
Additionally, attending a reputable bull riding school may give you the edge needed to take advantage of opportunities offered by the Professional Bull Riders to win money riding against the toughest contenders - both man and beast - in the world. If you are in need of protective equipment there are several companies that offer safety equipment and rodeo gear. Lambert's Quality Rodeo Gear, the company owned and operated by PBR Live Stock Director Cody Lambert, features the lifesaving Master Pro Rodeo Vest and may be reached by phone at 940-538-5803.