One weekend simply is not enough anymore.
As the Lynden Rodeo will celebrate its ninth visit this summer, the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center announced the addition of a night of bull riding scheduled for April 19, when 36 top bull riding professionals will be matched with some of the toughest bulls in the country during the first Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event in Lynden.
"We know local fans will love a night that focuses just on trying to ride some of the rankest bulls around for eight seconds," Jim Baron, general manager of the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, said in a press release.
The bulls at the first Laurel Farm & Western Supply Lynden PBR should definitely be some of the toughest, as they'll be provided by Jeff Robinson, who has been voted the PBR Stock Contractor of the Year three years in a row.
The riders should be up to the challenge, though, as the TPD is a developmental tour, that matches established veterans and newcomers against some of the most famous bucking bulls. More than 100 TPD events are sanctioned annually by the PBR, awarding almost $3 million in prize money.
The Lynden PBR will offer a $25,000 purse, as well as points in the TPD standings.
TBD riders seek to qualify for PBR's nationally televised Built Ford Tough Series, composed of the top 35 bull riders in the world.
Tickets for the Lynden PBR go on sale Wednesday, March 13, at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center office, 1775 Front St., Lynden, online at nwwafair.com or by phone at 360-354-4111. Ticket prices start at $23.