JQH’S C735 Jack Tar

On the Road to Cheyenne CBR has many outstanding athletes that we profile weekly, but the ones that can’t speak to the media, sign autographs, or tell their side of the story are often overlooked.

The bovine athletes on tour put in the same miles and effort as the bull riders, but there is one black bull on tour this week that is making his second appearance in Rio Rancho that has earned the trust and friendship of several of the top ten bull riders in the CBR World Standings including three-time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier Trey Benton of Rock Island, Texas. Trey had this to say about the perennial bucker belonging to Skip and Elaine Jones of JQH Bucking Bulls.  

“He turns back right in the gate and has nice rhythm to him. He has a lot of gas and just enough bull to get you a good score.” 

Trey Benton was the first to ride him for 90.5 points in Fort Worth in 2014 where Jack Tar would be part of Benton’s win at the Fort Worth Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding that year.

C735 Jack Tar made his CBR debut with JQH Bucking Bulls at the Cheyenne World Finals in 2013 where his owners think he had his rankest trip when he bucked off Tanner Learmont in 7.64 seconds with an impressive 46-point bull score. He only appeared twice on the Road to Cheyenne that year, but was not ridden on either out.

C735 has 18 outs with an average mark of 22.22. He has been ridden 8 times on the Road to Cheyenne but more impressively, 4 of the 8 have been 90-point plus rides putting him into the category of “favorite draws” of the CBR riders. His average ride score is 88.4, with only 1 ride being under 88.5. Jack Tar has also been the round winning bull on four of the eight qualified rides.

C735 was bred by Bill Clymer of Amarillo, Texas and is a son of Lyndal Hurst’s Lightning Jack. He is six years old.