Perhaps one of the most well-known events of Rodeo, Bull Riding is 8 seconds of pure adrenaline for bull, rider and audience! A rider mounts a bull in the chute, and then released into the arena. The rider holds on, attempting to stay mounted until the 8 second buzzer. Scoring is time-based, with penalties for form. Half of the score depends on the animal (the more challenging the animal, the higher the score) and half of the score depends on the rider.