Tim O'Connell is not just a three-time PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion, he also believes bareback riding is exciting enough for its own events, which is why he loves the Riggin' Rally. 

"These things are as well done as a rodeo can be produced, you have elite competitors and elite horses," he said. "It really showcases bareback riding off at a high level." 

O'Connell says the first Riggin' Rallys in Weatherford and Montana in 2020 really showed what bareback riding could be as a standalone sport. 

"The three that I've been a part of, the three that have happened are only getting better." 

You can watch the full interview with Tim and Will O'Connell here