Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding (UMB)
Howl Rodeo Bulls and UMB Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding
The UMB (Ultimate Miniature BullRiding) was founded for young bullriders,under age 14 and weighing under 125#. These PBR style events allow members to accumulate points throughout the season to qualify for the UMB Finals. The top contestants of the 9-14 year olds represent Wyoming at the NorthWest Miniature Bull Riding Finals(www.NWMBRFinals.com). Several states and organizations are represented at these finals.
The age divisions for the UMB are 7 and under, 8-10 and 11-14.
Miniature bull riding is fast gaining popularity as an extreme sport and training aid for aspiring young bull riders. The livestock used, although small in size, buck similar to full size bulls. We feel that this is more beneficial to riders than getting on roping cattle or calves. Professional bullriders are seeing the benefits of the mini's as well, with bull riding greats such as, Wiley Peterson, Chris Shivers, Matt Austin, and Bobby Welsh using them in their bull riding schools. The miniature bulls are a huge crowd pleaser. The ABBI (American Bucking Bull Inc., the registry for bucking bulls) has recently adopted the registration of miniature bucking bulls.
At the UMB, we believe in helping youngsters from the very beginning. We have a very special set of miniature bulls that allow the youngest bull riders the opportunity to learn skills in the chutes and developconfidence and riding skill, which will carry throughout their careers.
As the contestant's abilitys grow, we are able to provide more challenging bulls. For those members making the Short-Go at a UMB event, bulls such as #K9 Canine and #18 SnowBeast, await. These bulls have power, speed, kick and spin, all the elements of their full size counterparts. Our set of bulls range from #11 KingKong (billed as the World's Smallest Bucking Bull) at 32 inches tall to bulls measuring 48 inches tall. We have bulls for any level rider, from "Never been on" to those ready to move on to fullsize bulls.
To become a member please go to the UMB Application, print and fill out a copy. Send the completed form along with a copy of birth certificate and membership dues to:
Please read the rules prior to entering and competing at event.