MANOR, Saskatchewan – With the 2019 Calgary Stampede officially over we head into the ladder half of the PBR Canada summer schedule. The Manor Fun Daze PBR is a staple event on the PBR Canada Touring Pro Schedule, Manor is a tiny town in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and let me tell you, they love their bull riding.
Andy Roberston and his crew always do such a great job organizing this event, it is one of the hidden gems in the bull riding world.
With all important Canadian and World points on the line at this event we could see some movers and shakers in the both standings after the dust has settled. Manor features and absolutely stacked roster of riders and bulls, fans are sure to be treated to an awesome night.
The Manor Fun Daze features a full day of activities for the whole family with the bull riding commencing at 6:30 pm. Admission is $25 for adults, $5 for 12 & under, and free for kids 6 and under.
Here is a look at some of my favourite match ups heading into Saturday:
Aaron Kleier vs. 431 Point Break
The No. 12 man in the PBR World Standings has been in Canada the past few weeks now and has truly been impressive. I first got to see Aaron ride at the Ranchman’s Charity PBR Classic in Calgary, Alberta the first week of July, and let me tell you, watch out for this guy. He rides extremely well no matter what type of bull he is getting on. Point Break is a really good bull that comes from Cody Strandquist, he should turn back to the right, which should be no trouble for Aaron. Keep an eye on this match-up.
Jared Parsonage vs. 603 After Eight
Jared is coming off a big week at the Calgary Stampede where he finished second to none other than Sage Kimzey. In the process Jared also rode his way to No. 31 in the PBR’s World Standings, and if Jerry continues to ride that way he will only keep climbing. It is also easy to forget that Jared is the current No. 1 in the PBR Canada Standings, which is a great place to be heading into this summer run. After Eight is nice draw for Jared here, he won’t be a huge score on this bull but it should be more than enough to get him back to the Championship Round.
Coy Robbins vs. 584 Aussie Rules
The 2017 PBR Canada Rookie of the Year is quietly riding himself into to a groove, which spells trouble for everyone else. When Coy is rolling he is one of the toughest guys to beat. In Manor he is matched up against Aussie Rules from the Wild Hoggs firm, and the couple times I have watched this bull over the summer he has been pretty good. He should turn back to the right into Coy’s hand and should be pretty easy for the young superstar to handle.
Nick Tetz vs. 4508 Finning Magic Shivers
Sticking with the Rookie of the Year trend, lets move to the 2018 PBR Canada Rookie of the Year. Nick is coming off a major shoulder surgery, which had kept him out of competition till about the end of June. Most guys would need some time to shake the rust off and get back in the groove but not Nick. He is one of those guys who really puts in the work outside of the arena and it has shown in the way he has been riding, it looks as if he hasn’t missed anytime at all. Nick has himself a really nice draw here, Finning Magic Shivers is a great bull that comes from the Flying Four Firm up there in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He usually turns back to the left, which will be into Nick’s hand. Look for Nick to be back in the Championship Round on Saturday night.