PBR Bull Riders Hertz Arena Estero

PBR – Professional Bull Riders at Hertz Arena | 210/365 Things to Do

Took Madison to see the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) at the Hertz Area this past weekend.

The PBR was established back in 1992. There was a small group of 21 riders who begin this sport. They each contributed about $1,000 each.

We watched about 30 different bull riders in the ring. Each ride completely different from the other. The bull riders each get a chance on the back of a bucking bull.  They are all looking to stay on the bull for 8 seconds. Only a hand full of the cowboys were able to make the 8 seconds mark and each ride was nail biting.

I learned that there are 4 judges total, there are 2 judged that only judge the rider, and the other 2 judges are only to judge the bull. Each judge is allowed 25 points totaling a score of 100 if everything goes flawless.

Madison age 5, really enjoyed watching the bull riders. She was amazed by their balance, how high the bulls “jumped” and the amount of riders there were.

Once the event was over, we headed around back to show Madison a little of the back end. She was able to meet the horses that were assisting with herding the bulls, as well as see some of the bulls up close as they were loading them up to go back to the pastures.

There were 5 of us who attended and we all were very impressed with the show. My favorite part is the entertaining bull fighter. He kept us all entertained with his swanky moves and kept us laughing with his jokes.

We sat in row 18, out of 21 and still had an amazing seat in the arena. With Hertz Area being a little on the smaller side there is no bad seat in the house!  Hertz arena is located in Estero, Florida across the street from Grandezza and beside Tidewater.  If you’re looking for fun things to do in Estero be sure to purchase tickets for the PBR’s next show!


Angela Griffith is a wife and mother of two small children.  She is also Realtor living in the Heitmans area of Bonita Springs Florida.