Rookies and Veterans Find Support on Championship Bull Ridingís Horizon Series

It has been a transitional year for Championship Bull Riding during their 2016 season. Some of the faces have remained the same, but many new names made the bold headlines. CBR is packed with talented riders, and that makes things really competitive throughout the year, but this year was especially spirited.

Headliners Sage Kimzey, Cody Teel, Cody Rostockyj and Brennon Eldred were duking it out week to week on the Road to Cheyenne, but the CBRís qualifying tour, the Horizon Series, had its own dog fight which not only launched a few bull riding careers, but with the surge of new cowboys knocking on the CBRís door, the CBR retooled itís qualifying tour with positive modifications for the new season which kicked off on July 29 in Jackson, Wyoming.


The Last Horizon

Koby Radley, a Cajun Cowboy from Montpelier, Louisiana, spent the 2015-2016 season dedicated to the CBRís two nation-wide bull riding tours, the Horizon Series and the Road to Cheyenne televised tour. In return he earned the number one ranking and picked up the 2016 CBR Horizon Series Champion Hyo Silver trophy buckle and at the CBR World Finals Gala, Tuff Hedeman presented him with the CBRís $20,000 bonus check.

Radley who competed diligently in the qualifying tour and made a name for himself with seven top 5 finishes in the 2016 Horizon Series season, stepped up on to the televised tour in January and earned his final top ten ranking by completing the 8 second ride 56 percent of the time after graduating to the televised tour.

Championship Bull Ridingís Horizon Series tour, which serves as the point of entry for bull riders wanting to progress to the premier Road to Cheyenne tour, allowed former IFYR Champion, Koby Radley the vehicle he needed to launch his hopes and dreams of becoming a professional bull rider.

ďI have been waiting on this for a long time, this is my dream, I started riding when I was 8 or 9 years old when my Dad put me on for the first time,Ē remembered Radley. ďIíve always wanted to do this, watching everyone else ride while I was growing up, itís my dream.Ē

Together he and his brother in law, No.2 ranked Jacob OíMara, won seven event titles and over $100,000 this season and for the moment, Radley occupies the No. 10 position on the CBR World Finals Standings roster.


On the Horizon

Just as Radley was a new name on last yearís Horizon Series tour, CBR welcomed two new hopefuls on tour when the first event of the 2017 season kicked off the tour at a new event in Jackson, Wyoming.

Just three days after Sage Kimzey was crowned CBR World Champion Buskin Wilson and Boudreaux Campbell finished first and second in their first CBR event.

Wilson was 171.5 on two to win the average and the $1,987.20 check. Boudreaux Campbell was second with 159 on two bulls. Finishing third and fourth behind the rookies were two veteran bull riders, Steve Woolsey and Kanin Asay.


The Clear Horizon

CBR, in an effort to continue to streamline and focus on the progressiveness of its two nationwide tours, announces the changes for the 2017 competitive season for the CBR Horizon Series.

CBR requires bull riders to purchase a CBR Permit to ride on the Horizon Tour and the fee is $125 for the annual membership which covers January thru December.  For more information see:

A complete list of events sanctioned for the 2016-17 CBR Horizon Series Event Schedule can be found on the CBR website at the following:

The CBR Horizon Series points are accumulated by doubling qualified ride scores at CBR sanctioned Horizon Series events.

The top bull riders on the Horizon Series Tour, at the time of entries, will be allowed to enter CBR Road to Cheyenne Tour events.

A $20,000 bonus check will be awarded to the 2017 CBR Horizon Series Champion at the CBR World Finals Gala and Awards Banquet in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

For more information on riding or producing a Horizon Series event contact the Championship Bull Riding office at (817) 626-2855 or


Download Forms:

Contestants - 2016 CBR Membership Form & Waiver

CBR Horizon Promoters - CBR Horizon Series Sanctioning Form


About CBR Horizon Series - 

The Horizon Series allows local promoters to conduct a sanctioned CBR event under published guidelines provided by Championship Bull Ridingís administrative office in Weatherford, Texas. The top riders on the Horizon Series Tour, at the time entries will be allowed to enter the CBR Road to Cheyenne televised tour competition. At the end of the twelve month season, the Horizon Series Tour Champion is awarded to the rider with the most points. The winner earns a Hyo Silver custom engraved trophy buckle and a $20,000 bonus check at the CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The reining 2016 CBR Horizon Series Tour Champion is Koby Radley of Montpelier, Louisiana.