Empty Saddles: Ty Pozzobon

Ty Pozzobon. Photo by Deanna Kristensen.

November 9, 1991 — January 9, 2017

Professional bull rider Ty Pozzobon passed away at his home west of Merritt, B.C.

The 25-year-old was a seven-year PBR veteran with 71 qualified rides on the Built Ford Tough Series after debuting on the BFTS in 2011. He started riding in PBR Canada-sanctioned events in 2010 and went on to compete full time in the U.S. in 2011.

Ty was the 2016 PBR Canada Champion. He qualified for the PBR World Finals four times and was set to return to PBR competition in 2017 following a career-best fourth-place finish at the 2016 PBR World Finals.

Ty was the only son of parents Luke and Leanne. He also leaves behind his sister, Amy, and his wife, Jayd.