FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT MILE HIGH PBR
What does it feel like when you’ve strapped yourself to a 2,000-pound bull and are hanging on for dear life? Ask the riders of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)!
On April 28, the Mile High PBR is back for the seventh consecutive year at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Come see the top 35 professional bull riders take on the rankest bucking bulls in the business. This event is a fun, action-packed event for fans of all ages.
The PBR, known as the “toughest sport on dirt,” will make a stop right here in Prescott Valley! For the past several years this event was a complete sellout, and if you haven’t been, it’s a must see! Bull riders from all over the world – Australia, Brazil, Mexico and the very best from the U.S. – all gather here for this one-day, nonstop bull-riding event.
Judd Mortensen, owner of Rocky Mountain Bull Bash PBR productions, is all too familiar with the world of rodeo. A former professional-bull rider-now-turned producer, Judd produces and promotes PBR and rodeo events throughout the country and is one of the top producers in the PBR.
“This event in Prescott Valley is by far one of the best events I do all year,” Mortensen said. “The atmosphere in the Prescott Valley Event Center is unlike any other. If you’re a rodeo fan, this event is a must-attend.”
Who will you be cheering for – the rider or the bull? The bulls of the PBR are just as popular as the riders! Known as some of the best athletic animals, the bulls come from all over the country as well. Some people are more likely to cheer for the bulls more than the riders.
“Some of the bulls that come to this event are worth more than $250,000,” Mortensen said. “You can expect to see not only the best riders in the world, but the best bulls as well.”
One of the highlights of this event is the youth bull-riding event! Young bull riders across Arizona will come to test their skills and ride among their bull-riding idols. The fans cheer extra loud when these young cowboys are riding. You can expect to see Mortensen’s two boys riding, JC, 17, and Jaxton, 13, who have made quite a name for themselves in the rodeo world already! JC is a multi-state bull-riding and bareback-riding champion.
“We started adding the youth events to give our kids a chance to ride at all the events, and then it turned out to be the fans’ favorite part of the bull riding,” Mortensen said. Now it’s an invitational youth bull riding and fans can expect to see some great rides made by these young up-and-coming rodeo stars!”
In the past seven years, this event has sold out, so you are encouraged to buy your tickets in advance. Tickets start at just $10. Visit prescottvalleyeventcenter.com or call 866-443-8849.