Top bull riders and bulls will compete for one night in Las Vegas for a $80,000 prize purse on Saturday, February 29th

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LAS VEGAS – Founder and four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman has announced that the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding, presented by Boot Barn and Discount Tire, will be held another year at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:00 p.m. Featuring Hedeman’s signature style event 24 of the world’s best bull riders will compete in an invitation-only, exciting three-round competition. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $30 and can be purchased here.

The two-hour show will be filled with excitement featuring a star-studded lineup of world-class bulls pitted against champions and the hottest bull riders on tour. This three-round competition will feature sudden death format and bring in fans from all over to watch and experience the best of the best compete. As the competition is invitation only to contestants, the event will feature 24 of the top bull riders in the world.

Included in both the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Bull Riding Hall of Fame, Tuff Hedeman brings this wild and action-packed event back to fabulous Las Vegas one night to bring cowboys and cowgirls alike.

The show will bring in familiar faces from the National Finals Rodeo. If you missed out on your chance to attend the National Finals Rodeo, take this opportunity to watch world class bull riders, at South Point Arena.

“I look forward every year to providing the Las Vegas fans and visitors with a top-rated bull riding competition and a great entertainment line-up, we always bring a few World Champions and National Finals Rodeo qualifiers to the South Point,” said Hedeman.

Guests can enjoy top-shelf entertainment by past NFR Clown of the Year, Cody Sosebee, the Tuff Hedeman Bullfighters and grand pyrotechnics introduction.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the pre-event activities surrounding the event, including food, cold beer, shopping and autograph opportunities. The show itself will start at 7 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now at Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour website or by visiting the South Point Arena website. Tickets are also available in-person at the South Point Box Office, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89183 or phone 702-797-8055. Coupons for $5 off tickets will be available at Las Vegas’ two Boot Barn locations and 24 Discount Tire locations.



About Tuff Hedeman

Richard Neale “Tuff” Hedeman (born March 2, 1963, in El Paso, Texas) is an American retired three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Bull Riding Champion as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion Bull Rider, and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Bull Riding Hall of Fame inductee. Previously, Hedeman was the president of the PBR. He is one of the co-founders of the PBR. In 1999, the PBR honored him with the PBR Legends and Heroes Celebration: Ring of Honor. Followed by an affiliation with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) for 12 years. He is known for having been one of rodeo icon Lane Frost’s closest friends as depicted in the film 8 Seconds and historic clashes with the infamous bucking bull Bodacious. He has three sons, Lane, Trevor, and Ryker and currently makes his home near Morgan Mill, Texas.


About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.


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