FAQ

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How can I join the PBR Posse?
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You can either join online, here, or by calling our customer service at 1-(800)732-1727.

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Who do I contact if I haven’t received my packet and it’s been about 4-6 weeks?
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You can either send an email to admin@pbr.com or by calling our customer service hotline at 1-(800)732-1727. You may also speak directly with our fulfillment representative at 1-(719)242-2800 ext. 3223.

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What kind of discount on tickets do I get, being a PBR Posse member?
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As a PBR Posse member, you don't receive a discount on tickets. You are, however, able to purchase tickets in the Posse seating areas - these are typically the preferred seats for the top 3 ticket prices. These seats are held EXCLUSIVELY for our PBR Posse members and not available to the general public for purchase.

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When will I receive my tickets?
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Unless you selected Will Call at the time you placed your order, you were charged $6.00 Priority Mail fee to have your tickets sent so that they will arrive at your PBR Posse record address (or other ship to address provided by you at the time of the order) by the week of the event.

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What will happen if I don't get my tickets in the mail or if I my travel plans change & I won't be home to get them after they've been mailed?
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If you have not received your tickets by the Thursday prior to the event, please contact our customer service department at 1-(800)732-1727 and your order will be placed on the Box Office reprint list for you to pick up at the Arena Box Office Will Call office before the event by presenting your photo ID. You will not lose your seats just because you don't get your tickets as originally planned.

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How do I get booth space at a PBR event?
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Our booth space at events are reserved for national sponsors or local sponsors of the PBR event only.

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Does the PBR have packages with air, hotel & event tickets?
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At this time, we do not offer packages of this kind.

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How do I get a job at the PBR?
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Please visit our careers page, here, for current openings with the Professional Bull Riders.


Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the PBR.

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What makes a bull buck?
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The success of bucking bull breeding programs around the world has proven that genetics are the most prevalent factor in determining a bull's desire and ability to buck.

The biggest misnomer is that the bull's genitals are harmed by the flank rope as some uneducated detractors would attest. In fact, care is taken to ensure that the genitals are not involved as that would adversely affect the performance of the bulls. The flank rope is a soft cotton rope that encourages the bull to kick their hind legs out at the height of their bucking action. This helps create a more uniform, less erratic performance, which helps prevent bulls from injuring themselves.

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Is the PBR publicly traded?
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No, the PBR is a privately held company.

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What is the difference between the BFTS & TPD?
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Built Ford Tough Series is the nationally-televised, elite tour featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world and the fiercest bucking bulls. The Touring Pro Division is the developmental tour of the PBR and gives riders the opportunity to compete in PBR-sanctioned events while earning points to qualify for the nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series. There is only one set of world standings, based on points, and the draw for each Built Ford Tough Series event is the Top 35 riders on Tuesday. The qualifiers for the Built Ford Tough World Finals is the 35 riders with the most cumulative points from BFTS, TPD, and International events.

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What is the origin of the 8 seconds for a qualified ride?
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Like many sports, bull riding is one that has traditions whose beginnings were never recorded and which have evolved as the sport evolved. At one time, it was 10 seconds not 8. In the 60s or 70s, it was decided 8 seconds was enough time for both the riders and bulls to show what they were capable of. In addition, this would make it easier on the stock and riders as a longer time increases the risk of injury and stress.

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Where can I find the PBR on TV?
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Check out our TV broadcast schedule, here, for the complete TV schedule.

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What's the difference between a Brazilian bull rope and a conventional bull rope?
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The most apparent difference is that the ropes are pulled from opposite sides. The conventional rope is pulled from the riding-hand side while the Brazilian rope is pulled from the free-hand side. There are also subtle differences in the way the ropes are braided. With a conventional bull rope, the loop (the knotted part of the rope used for adjustment) is on the free-hand side of the handle, while the tail (the portion of rope ran through the loop and back to the hand) is on the riding-hand side of the handle.

 

The Brazilian rope is braided with the loop on the riding-hand side and the tail on the free-hand side. There is also a difference between the Brazilian and conventional ropes in the design of the handle. In a conventional rope, the hand is placed with the little finger tight against the free-hand side of the handle, while in the Brazilian rope the web of the hand is placed tight to the riding-hand side of the handle.

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Why don’t PBR riders use helmets? Why doesn’t the PBR make wearing helmets mandatory? Is there a specific type of helmet that PBR riders must use?
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PBR takes the safety of its rider and bull athletes very seriously.  We make every effort to protect both. PBR has mandated helmets for all new members turning 18 on or after October 15, 2012.

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What is PBR's Policy regarding cameras at PBR events?
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The PBR understands that our fans want to be able to capture wonderful memories of their experiences at our events, so we have established the following criteria for the user of cameras at our regular season Built Ford Tough Series events:

  1. No video cameras
  2. No professional camera set-ups
  3. No detachable lens
  4. No cameras with lens over 6 inches in length

As long as your personal camera does not violate any of the above restrictions, you are welcome and encouraged to bring it with you to our Built Ford Tough Series events.

Please note, the above information only applies to our Built Ford Tough Series events. For our Touring Pro Division events, you will need to check with the venue regarding the camera policy for that specific event. These events are handled by independent promoters, not the PBR directly, as each promoter may have different rules governing the use of camera/video/recording equipment at their events.

 

 

 

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When is a re-ride awarded to a rider?
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If the bull's performance is sub-par (negatively affecting the ride score) or if a foul occurs during the ride (the rider is rubbed against the chute, the bull stumbles, the flank strap detaches, etc.) judges can offer the rider a chance to take a re-ride. They will signal a re-ride opportunity by throwing a red flag into the arena.