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Rodeo Bulls from Britain

Posted: January 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas, Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Galaxy Multi-Rides

Robin Whincup found success in Sarasota through manufacturing and offering mechanical bulls for sale with American staff and American materials.

His story begins in 1985 in the UK where he started a bouncy castle rental company.  As the company grew, Mr. Whincup saw an opportunity.  There were not many mechanical bulls in the UK at the time and he determined to be one of the first to provide this entertainment to his clients.  He bought a bull and shipped it to the UK.  The bull made good money but it was very difficult to transport.

Pondering this problem while at an exhibition in 1989, Mr. Whincup came across a photo booth depicting a wave and surfboard.  When he got home he designed a mechanical stand-up surf ride: “The Surf Machine“.  It was lightweight and easy to transport.  Later he added special motor to make it compatible with the Rodeo Bull and the Multi Ride was born.

The new product was easy to move.  Instead of needing 6 men to operate, the new ride only needed 2.  It took 20 minutes to set up and could fit into the smallest of venues.

In 1990 Mr. Whincup was approached by several interested buyers.  Soon production began and the orders came rolling in.  The company set up a manufacturing facility in England for international distribution.

With growing demand in the US Mr. Whincup decided to build an additional manufacturing plant here.  He settled on the Sarasota area and opened the new factory in 2008.  The company hired an all-American staff and sourced all-American materials for the bulls.  Since they set up the manufacturing base here in FL, they have achieved consecutive record breaking years for the last four years!

For more information on Galaxy Multi Rides, the mechanical bull company, please call Robin Whincup on 941 697 0324 or visit

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Written by Chris Jaensch

Chris Jaensch

Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.

Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.

One Comment on “Rodeo Bulls from Britain”

  1. 1 Immigration Sarasota » Blog Archive » Innovating to Survive Economy’s Rough Ride said at 9:22 am on October 15th, 2013:

    […] Reposted from Sarasota Herald Tribune.  This article is a follow-up to our previous post about the Whincups and Galaxy Multi-Rides. […]

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