NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – While Madison Square Garden is welcoming the Professional Bull Riders competition again this weekend, and this year there’s a special trophy.

Artist Arturo Di Modica, who designed Wall Street’s famous charging bull statue, designed a miniature version for this year’s bull riding competition.

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He showed off his new creation Friday morning accompanied by some professional bull riders, and of course the original
charging bull.

The competition runs through Sunday.

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The event literally kicks off Friday night with the Monster Energy Buck-Off where the top 35 bull riders in the world compete.

Last year’s bull riding champion earned $1.4 million, and riders can actually earn nothing if they don’t perform.

The 15/15 bucking battle airs Saturday on CBS2 at noon, while further rounds and the championship can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

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For more information about attending this year’s event, see the PBR.com website.