Bull Riding Icon Adds Cook Children’s to Roster

 Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Presented by South Point Hotel Casino and Spa


FORT WORTH, Texas (March 17, 2017) – Four time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman announced today the children’s stick bull riding competition, to be held during the annual Fort Worth Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, will benefit the music therapy program in Fort Worth at Cook Children’s.

“I have personally seen the amazing work Sonny Burgess and the music therapy program provides these little patients, giving them a creative way of dealing with the challenges of being in the hospital and being ill. The kids get to play instruments, write and record their songs, and talk about the lyrics and what they mean to them while having fun,” said Hedeman, a frequent visitor at the hospital for children in Fort Worth. 

The stick bull riding in open to all cowboys and cowgirls six and under, with the best ride awarded a champion buckle and all riders receiving a trophy. Contact to enter the event or sponsor of the pint-size event benefiting Cook Children’s.

 Hedeman is preparing for the Silver Anniversary of the 25th edition of the Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding on April 8 at the Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and presented by South Point Hotel Casino and Spa. Hedeman is celebrating twenty five years as producer and chute boss since he introduced stand-alone bull riding to Fort Worth in the Cowtown Coliseum arena for the first time in 1992. This classic bull riding competition is widely acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of the “bull riding only” industry in the United States.

This year’s Saturday night bull riding is once again being held as the premier event during the annual western heritage celebration in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and will begin at 8 pm in the historic Stockyards Coliseum for the one performance only event on April 8.

“We have enjoyed an amazing partnership throughout the years with our Fort Worth friends and fans and we look forward every year to providing the Fort Worth and surrounding communities with a top rated bull riding competition and great entertainment,” said Hedeman.

Hedeman returns to Forth Worth with his signature event and the number one bull rider in the world. Sage Kimzey from Strong City, Okla., the five time World Champion who recently crossed the two million dollar mark in career earnings. Kimzey has five gold buckles that say he is a World Champion, but the Tuff Hedeman Fort Worth CBR Championship buckle is missing from his list of accomplishments.

This year’s event is the fifteenth stop on Championship Bull Riding’s (CBR) Road to Cheyenne Tour which pits the industry’s elite riders against the best bulls in three round tournament style action. Pre event activities begin when the doors open at 6:30 with a Stick Bull riding contest featuring a trophy buckle to the champ and trophies to all contestants entered for this two round competition for kids 6 and under. Bull Riding action gets underway at 8:00 p.m.

The field of competition starts with 24 riders, top twelve advance and finally a four man finale Shoot Out round where the bull riders will battle for the lion’s share of $30,000 in prize money where they have a third opportunity to ride in a winner take all ending. The format appeals to new spectators and established fans alike because riders can challenge as many as three bulls in one performance.

But if you cheer for the bulls and not the riders and like the see the power of the “other side of the ride,” from the front row, Tuff’s event is for you because it will feature the CBR’s Bull Team Challenge competition. Bull owners from will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. The super star bulls including World Champion and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bulls who will compete for points based on their performance in the arena and the team owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will earn a check for $20,000.

CBR has become known for their action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats and every time Tuff Hedeman and the boys return to Fort Worth it is always a great show! From having world class bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and entertaining professional barrel man Justin Rumford, the fans will experience a first class athletic competition with a few show surprises here and there.

Tickets on Sale now ranging from $20 to $100. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now as the show has sold-out in past years and is expected to do so this year,


Websites:; Ticketing Link, Stick bull riding entries email -

Event Location: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Group Pricing: Cheryl at 254.459.9205


Hedeman is available for interviews. For interviews, press credentials and more information please contact Leigh Ann Schroeder 940.902.1112 or