Bull riding

The Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour Final will be held for the fifth annual year at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph next month.

The Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour Final will be held for the fifth annual year at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph next month.

The Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour Final will be held for the fifth annual year at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph next month. The two-day tour final will showcase top 25 cowboys trying to vie for top prizes riding top bulls from across the country. They will also have their top 20 stock contractors at the event which are the competing bull owners. In addition, the event will have mini-bull riders which are youth ages 9 to 11 that compete all year long to qualify for the finals. Amped Up Productions is owned and operated by Isaiah and Ashley Dunn and their four children Riley, Avry, Kyla and Dayton. They are based in Warrensburg, Missouri, and travel across the country with a portable arena and back pens to hold professional bull-riding events.

The Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour Final will be held for the fifth annual year at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph next month.

The two-day tour final will showcase top 25 cowboys trying to vie for top prizes riding top bulls from across the country. They will also have their top 20 stock contractors at the event which are the competing bull owners.

In addition, the event will have mini-bull riders which are youth ages 9 to 11 that compete all year long to qualify for the finals.

Amped Up Productions is owned and operated by Isaiah and Ashley Dunn and their four children Riley, Avry, Kyla and Dayton. They are based in Warrensburg, Missouri, and travel across the country with a portable arena and back pens to hold professional bull-riding events.

The gates open at 6 p.m. and the tour final will start at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 through April 4 at the Civic Arena. Both nights they will host a mutton busting event for kids ages 8 and under. There is a limit of 10 youth participants a night and sign-up will be at the arena.

Isaiah Dunn, event organizer, said he decided to bring the cowboys to St. Joseph after partnering with longtime friend Rex Strayer who aided in organizing the bull-riding event in town.

He said they have partnered with the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce with plans to hold meet-and-greets with the riders at area businesses leading up to the event.

On April 1, they will be at Stetson Hat Company Outlet in St. Joseph from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a meet-and-great with riders. On April 4, they will be at St. Joe Boot Company from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for another meet-and-greet.

The Saturday morning of the event will be the Exceptional Rodeo which is geared to youth and adults with special needs. Attendees will meet the cowboys and learn how to ride the horses and use a lasso. Pizza Ranch will provide lunch.

After the event is over each night, there will be a public meet-and-greet with the riders.

The early-bird general admission to the event is $16 for adults, youth 3 to 12 years old is $12 and those two and under are free. The day of the event, each ticket cost will increase by $3.

He said a limited number of VIP tickets are also available for purchase at the civic arena each night.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. They can also be purchased by calling the civic arena at 816-271-4717 or by calling the St. Joe Boot Company at 816-232-8128.