In operation since 1994, SEBRA was established in Archdale, NorthCarolina and is one of the longest, continually running bull ridingassociations in North America.Known as the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association, SEBRA hasnow expanded to basically cover the United States. For certain thecoverage in the West will take a while to rival that East of the Missis-sippi, but grow it will and our expectations are high.s the association continues to grow with a large number of events inmany parts of the country, we continue to be known as SEBRA, “theSouthern Extreme Bull Riding Association”. For too long our an-nouncers and members have lived with the “Southern”, ironicallyeven in the northern most parts of Michigan and now in the westernhills of Northern California.SEBRA has worked hard to become an association recognized for itsgood reputation. It is an association that puts its producers, contrac-tors and members first, assisting in everything from event promotionand taking call-ins, to helping bull riders obtain sponsorships.
One of U.S. Oldest Bull Riding Associations
Sanctioning over 250 events in 2009 and finishing 2010 with an incredible 325 events, SEBRA prides itself in working with contractors and producers whose focus is on quality shows. The average attendance at smaller SEBRA events iseight or nine hundred, but generally exceeds twelve to fifteen hundred at the average SEBRA event and many largerevents will have two or three thousand.It all started on a bull ranch in North Carolina where Carson Davis had a weekly get-together with a practice-pen full of bucking stock. Davis hauled his veteran bulls all over the country as a stock contractor, but needed to test his youngstock. Local riders and many not so local, would come to Carson’s on the weekends to get on the bulls and get thecoaching.Later Carson's son Jerome Davis who is the 1995 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider would become a legendary PBR rider before his unfortunate crippling accident in 1998. But before that, Jerome and friends, near & far, bucked bullsand learned to ride. Practice pens became jackpots ... the riders started throwing some money in the pot; winner take all.Record keeping soon was needed with Tiffany Davis and Chan Canter doing the job. Then a formal show here, onethere and soon an association was beginning to take shape. SEBRA has helped produce such veteran PBR bull riders likeJ.B. Mauney and Brian Canter.SEBRA is unofficially a semi-pro association with events suitable to a range of experience from amateur to professionaldepending on the events and the Producers; quite often SEBRA events feature PBR caliber bulls and riders. Even as atop PBR rider J.B. Mauney often rides where he started ... at 1997 SEBRA Champion Bull Rider Boyce Knox's weeklyevents. And by the way, Bones one of the PBR Bull of the Year Champion Bulls has spent a lot of time dumping riders atBoyce's events at his North Carolina Ranch.