JUNIOR STEER RIDING
Junior riders, aged 11–14, compete on wirey bovines. As in other roughstock events, half of the score is awarded for the cowboy’s ability to ride, and the other for the stock’s ability to buck. Contestants are allowed to ride with one or both hands. If they elect to ride one-handed they’ll have to abide by the rules of bull riding—they’ll be disqualified for touching the animal or themselves, or for grabbing with both hands during the eight seconds. The top six compete in the finals.