DAVE KENNEDY said he would be on a plane the next day if he got the call to join the American Pro Bull Riding circuit.
It actually took him almost 48 hours to fly the coup but the man from Kyogle has landed in the big-time.
Kennedy was due to ride for a $5000 kitty at the inaugural PBR Toowoomba title at the weekend – instead he was whisked away to join the world’s richest bull-riding tour.
The 26-year-old failed to ride a bull in the Glendale Invitational in Arizona over the weekend; forgivable when you consider that he got the call-up on Tuesday, got on a plane on Thursday, flew halfway around the world and then basically got off the plane and onto a bull.
But Kennedy is now locked in for at least six weeks until the next cut where bullriders worldwide have the chance to be promoted or relegated.
He only has a few days to shake the jet-lag and acclimatise with the Table Mountain Casino Invitational on March 19 in California followed by the Ty Murray Invitational in New Mexico six days later.