Kindersley’s Dakota Buttar reached his lifelong dream earlier in November, as he took home his first ever PBR Canada Bull Riding Championship in Grande Prairie, Alberta. It coincided on his 28th birthday, and Buttar couldn’t have found a better birthday present.
“It was a pretty awesome birthday present, it was a goal I set last year and just missed it. It was pretty good feeling to set a goal I set last year, no better weekend than on my birthday,” Buttar said.
Buttar had an impressive ride streak heading into the event, but mentioned he wasn’t paying much attention to it.
“I never really paid attention to it, I was more worried about getting the bulls rode every time and rack up as much points throughout the year. I was kind of taking it each day at a time and not trying to worry about the streak I had going, but getting the bulls and points I needed,” Buttar said.
Dakota mentioned the rest due to the pandemic was just what he needed, as there was only about one event every month when bull riding fired up again.
“It did help quite a bit. We would have an event every month, I would get that time off to heal up after every weekend, so I kind of started every weekend fresh, it really helped a lot,” the PBR Canada Champion said.
Buttar was quick to mention the wonderful support he got from Kindersley and the west central area during his 2020 bull riding season.
“It’s unbelievable the support I get from home by family and friends. I couldn’t do it without that, it sure helps and makes a guy feel good when you hear back from people from home like that. It makes me feel awesome and amazing,” Buttar said about the support he received, not just this year, but in years past as well.