Bull Banned From Competitions After Jumping Fence At Oregon Rodeo

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In an unexpected turn of events, the bull named Party Bus has been banned from professional bull riding competitions after a daring escape at an Oregon rodeo.

During the final event of the 84th Sisters Rodeo on Saturday, June 8, Party Bus leaped over a six-foot fence and charged into the crowd, causing injuries to multiple individuals. The scary incident left a woman with a leg injury and a Deschutes County sergeant with a knee injury. Several other minor injuries were also reported following the bull’s escape.

Video footage below shows a woman being flipped into the air and trampled by the 1,400-pound bull.

Caution for viewers: the video contains unsettling visuals and language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Luckily, rodeo personnel managed to recapture Party Bus within minutes of the accident.

After the incident, Sisters Rodeo issued a statement saying that the announcer activated the emergency plan, and rodeo staff and local police quickly provided first aid care.

“We wish the best to all affected. The safety of our fans is our highest priority, and we appreciate their support.”

See Sisters Rodeo’s full statement below.

Despite Party Bus not having any prior infractions, the 3-year-old bull has now been permanently banned from all professional bull riding events by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The Sisters Rodeo Association told KOIN 6 News that a bull jumping over the corral fence had “never happened in the 84-year history of the Sisters Rodeo” and that they adhere to the best practices for their events.

The organization shared that its rodeo fences are 6 feet tall, meeting industry standards. Additionally, the facilities undergo inspection and approval by judges from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association before each event to guarantee the safety of spectators and participants.

“A regular part of our planning process includes conducting post-rodeo assessments to identify areas for improvement. As part of this process, Sisters Rodeo will review our procedures related to arena operations and incident-response plans to ensure they remain effective. We wish the best to all affected by this rare incident. The safety of our fans is always our highest priority and we appreciate their support throughout our 84-year history.”

After being suspended, Party Bus will now live on a ranch in Eastern Washington and breed new rodeo bulls. Hopefully, there won’t be any fence jumping there.

See another angle of the incident in the video below.

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