2013 Big Sky PBR

Big Skly PBR

If there is one thing Big Sky, Montana knows how to do it’s throw a party! Only in it’s third year, the Big Sky PBR has established itself as the premiere Montana event of the summer. This year’s PBR saw many changes and did not disappoint. The most notable of which was the expansion to a two day, live streaming format via Epicentre.tv. The first Touring Pro Division event in history to be televised; this year’s Big Sky party was broadcasted world wide!

Day one saw some spectacular rides from the cowboys, bulls, and mutton busters alike. A total of 10 cowboys made the cut. Jared Farley led with a 89.5 and returned to show that his first place finish was no fluke by riding the Bounty Bull for a 91.5! Moonlight Basin‘s mutton busting champion for day one was little Haley Hodge. Haley hung tough to scored a 85.5, and took home a limited edition Moonlight Basin 2013 Mutton Busting Champion belt buckle for her efforts. Afterwards the legendary AC/DC all-girls cover band, Hell’s Belles took the stage and rocked the record breaking Big Sky crowd through the night.

The day two championships proved to be a thing of legend. Chad Berger‘s bulls were bucking cowboys and dashing dreams left and right. Just when it appeared that no one was going to go the distance, Chase Outlaw stepped up and through down one of the best rides all season. It looked like he had it clinched, but Jared Farley didn’t come all the way form Australia for second place. Spurring and putting on a show, Farley let’er buck to the buzzer and stole the show with a solid 91 points! At the awards ceremony Jared Farley was presented the 2013 Big Sky PBR Champion bronze trophy by local sculptor Sandy Epstein and a check for $13,632. Even PBR CEO, Jim Haworth stepped forward and said “That was the best bull riding I’ve seen in 10 years!” After getting their fill of bulls, the crowd and competitors moved over to the Cooper Tire stage to celebrate  to the sounds of local country legends, The Dirty Shame.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

It’s been said that the Big Sky venue is one of a kind. Once you step onto the dirt it’s easy to see why.

Wondering where the party is at? Just look for the Geyser Whitewater bus and you’ll find your way.
Waiting to take the stage.

Waiting to take the stage.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

Chad Berger and Clay Struve breed some of the biggest and baddest bulls on the planet.

Making it look all too easy.

Making it look all too easy.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

You win some, you lose some.

Going the distance!

Going the distance!

Haley Hodge taking home the hardware on day 1.

Haley Hodge taking home the hardware on day 1.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

Jory Hill dug in deep and taking it all the way to the podium on day 2.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

Beau Hill coming to give Jory a much deserved high five for the ride of the night.

Big Sky PBR in Big Sky Montana

New shades were a hot commodity in the summer sun.

The next generation of PBR fans!

The next generation of PBR fans!

Bull riding at the Big Sky PBR

Jared Farley came a long way and dominated this year’s event.

Bull riding at the Big Sky PBR

Jared Farley taking home a much deserved win.

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