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RICKY RINGER

With a bull riding career spanning over 25 years, Ricky Ringer has qualified in over 50 finals and won over a million dollars. He has earned many accomplishments and is well-known in the Southeastern bull riding circuit. Born in Davie, Florida, Ricky started riding bulls at the age of 15 and has ridden in many associations all over the United States. He enjoyed a decade of success in the 2000’s with his best year coming in 2005 where he won over $100,000 in prize money. Just two months shy of his 41st birthday, Ricky placed tenth in his final PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event in July 2018 and is now primarily focused on his son’s career. “I’ve had people ask me if I thought I was immortal. I told them I'm not afraid to walk through the gates of heaven or hell; at least I went out doing what I love.”

LIL’ RICKY

Ricky Ringer Jr. shares his father’s name, but he’s known as Lil’ Ricky in the bull riding world. Before turning pro in October 2018, Lil’ Ricky was already making a name for himself by winning eight buckles and numerous rodeos. In the first round of his first PBR in July 2019, Lil’ Ricky rode the same bull at the same rodeo of his father’s last professional ride and was sitting second in the standings before settling for a sixth place finish in an event filled with former world champions and esteemed riders. With the love of bull riding in his blood, Lil’ Ricky enjoys being on the road and traveling to different rodeos all over the country. Entering the 2020 season, and at only 19 years of age, he is well on his way to match or even surpass his father’s success in the arena.

ERNIE COURSON

Ernie Courson was raised in Okeechobee, Florida, and began riding at the young age of 10. He has achieved many buckles in his career – about 45 in total – with his most recent coming at the 2019 PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Ocala Shrine Rodeo. Now entering his prime at 26 years old for the 2020 season, Ernie has set the Southeastern bull riding circuit on fire. He finished the 2019 SSBR (Southern States Bull Riders) and the 2019 PBT (Premier Bulls Tour) second in the standings and currently sits first in the PRCA Southeastern Circuit. In his spare time, Ernie attends youth rodeos with his son, Trenton, and enjoys hog hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. “There’s no greater feeling than to be doing what I love, riding alongside my little hero, my son. He gives me the motivation to be the best.”