Friday, April 17, 2009

Student Groups to Host “Battle on the Mountain” Bull Riding

Berry will host the first “Battle on the Mountain Berry Bull Riding” event Friday, April 24, at the Gunby Equine Center on the Mountain Campus. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the rodeo gets under way at 8. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for non-Berry College students and free for children 5 and under.

The bull-riding event will consist of two action-packed rounds of competition featuring professional riders, including one representative of the World’s Toughest Cowboy Tour. Scores from the two rounds will be added together to determine the overall winner.

In addition to bull riding, many other activities also are planned. These include an opportunity to test your mettle on the mechanical Buck n’ Bull (a fundraiser for Berry’s Block and Bridle student organization) and pony rides for children. Concessions will be available on site, and souvenir t-shirts will be sold.

Sponsors include the Krannert Center Activities Board and Block and Bridle. Also helping to coordinate this event are Kevin Ellis, a professional bull rider and manager of the Gunby Equine Center, and Charlie Lowry, owner of 4LRodeo, the contractor for this event.

For more information concerning tickets or sponsorships, please contact the Krannert Center Activities Board at 706-236-2293, ext. 2429, or

Prepared by student writer Rachel Miller

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