Former Bronc Rider Set to travel 2,000 Miles for the CBR Bull Team Challenge World Finals

Five years ago, due to the rising demand for ownership, the CBR Bull Team Challenge Franchise League expanded. A well-known cattle rancher and former bronc rider from South Florida took a chance and has been “all in” ever since. 

“As a bronc rider, I just wanted to find a fun way to stay in rodeo after I retired, and another place to buck my bulls,” said Louthan, whose CBR Bull team will be making their first appearance in the World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

39 year old Seth Louthan acquired his PRCA card in 1999 and rode broncs until 2005. His competitive rodeo lifestyle started when he was 15, but was cut short when he broke his leg in 2005. Louthan’s dad rode bulls as well and Louthan continues to work rodeos as a pick up man when he can work it into his busy schedule. He and his family have raised cattle and bulls for over 40 years and are members of the Silver Spurs Club in Kissimmee which produces PRCA rodeos.  In addition to the 100 bucking bulls that roam his South Florida ranch, he has 1,500 head of momma cows to keep him busy.

Louthan’s Okeechobee bull team will travel the farthest to get to the Cheyenne Frontier Park with over 2,000 miles and 30 hours of pure driving.

“I can’t get to all the events with our business and the distance being a factor, so Jeff Harris helps me out from time to time and I appreciate all that he does,” continued Louthan.

Although Louthan has not made the final selection for the three bull team bull that is qualified for the Finals, he will sort his stock looking for honest buckers. 

“I will steer clear of a bull that has too many tricks, I want a bull to buck hard but give the rider an honest shot.  You can’t compete with bulls that get too mean either, they will fight and won’t take the hauling and it’s a 20 hour drive just to get our bulls outside the state of Florida”, continued Seth.

As a former rodeo athlete, competition comes naturally to Louthan who praises the CBR tournament style system on giving them a fair shot at healthy competition even after their professional rodeo careers come to an end.

Looking forward to his first trip to the CBR World Finals and his first trip to Cheyenne, Louthan knows he has some work to do and is looking forward to the process of selecting his team before July 21.