Richest rodeo ride hits NT

Riders including Matt Pfingst will descend on the Territory next month.
Riders including Matt Pfingst will descend on the Territory next month. Contributed

THE professional bull riders are heading to town and are ready to bring fans a night not to be missed at Darwin's Robbie Robbins Reserve this Territory Day, Saturday, July 1.

The nation's most accomplished riders will fly in from across the country to go head to head with a superstar line-up of bucking bovines that includes the likes of the unridden Unbroken, Take the Gamble and former bucking bull of Australia Gotcha Rockin.

Add to the night country music star and multi Golden Guitar winner Travis Collins and the stage is set for a Territory Day celebration like no other.

The Darwin event will be one of the most anticipated events of the year, with it being the final and deciding qualifying event for the Sydney National Finals at Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, July 22.

Already confirmed to compete are the likes of reigning Australian champion Cody Heffernan, the number one ranked Aussie rider in the world standings Troy Wilkinson and the number one man in the country at the moment Aaron Kleier.

Winning the Darwin event has so many outcomes associated with it.

With $15,000 in prize money on offer it will be the richest bull riding event ever staged in the NT. However for many riders it is about the international points on offer.

It gives the top five riders the opportunity to expand their lead in the standings, whereas the guys ranked 6-12 have the opportunity to make a last-minute challenge on the leaders while the riders ranked 13-30 it is their last chance to qualify for the July Cup Series and a shot at the $90,000 in prize money being offered.

The PBR is not like any other rodeo event.

It is about consistently delivering a highly competitive event as well as a high standard of production that entertains and educates the fans as the show progresses.

It combines expert commentary by former bull rider and the voice of the PBR Warren Matotek with camera angles that take the spectator behind the scenes, inside the bucking chute as well as slow motion replays of all the highs and lows of each and every bull ride on the PBR Mega Screen.

The night does not stop though once the bull riding action finishes. DJ Sonix and one of Australia's best country music entertainers Travis Collins will take to the stage and keep everyone partying on till late.

Singing a string of his number one hits, Travis too is looking forward to heading to Darwin for the one and only PBR.

Full bar and catering on site, tickets are now on sale via or 0889803333, box office at the Darwin Entertainment Centre or at the gate.

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