Championship Bull Riding Set to Kick Off the 69th Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock

Four time World Champion Tuff Hedeman is busy making plans to bring Championship Bull Riding (CBR) back to the 69th Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona. On Sunday, September 6, 2015, the CBR will be in town for a one day performance featuring three rounds of non-stop heart pounding action in a tournament style event featuring the number one ranked bull rider in the world, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Oklahoma.

In addition to 2014 CBR and PRCA World Champion Bull rider Sage Kimzey, 24 of the industry’s elite riders will be in Window Rock trying to earn their share of the #30,000 purse. Among those 24 bull riders will be four of the top Native American bull riders who have been invited by Hedeman to attempt to unseat the multiple world champions brought in by CBR. 

Among the special invitees are: Clay Wagner, PRCA Turquoise Circuit Champion, Round Rock, Arizona; Justin Granger, Southwest Indian Rodeo Association (SWIRA), Tuba City, Arizona; Ty Toadlena, Navajo Nation Rodeo Association (NNRA), Lukachukai, Arizona and Spud Jones, All Indian Rodeo Cowboys Association (AIRCA), Twin Lakes, New Mexico.

The CBR event is part of the 69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, the largest Native American fair, which is scheduled to begin on September 6 through the 13. Immediately following the bull riding, country music artist Aaron Watson will be in concert presented by Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise.

The CBR event in Window Rock will also feature the “other side of the ride”, CBR’s Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners from all around the country will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. The bulls are competing for points based on their performance in the arena. Additionally, the time the bull rider stays on is added to the bull’s score. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive $20,000.

The performance will be held at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds, Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena, State Highway 264 Window Rock, AZ. Tickets on sale now and begin at $30 for adults. For more information contact


Location: Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena, State Highway 264, Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Time: Autograph Session 7 pm; Bull Riding 8 pm followed by Aaron Watson concert

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