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Big Hat Rodeo “Born to Buck” Tour Championship

November 02 - November 03, 2018

The Big Hat Rodeo Co is proud to be bringing their 2018 Tour Championship Rodeo to the MEC. 2 HUGE performances of non-stop pro rodeo action and excitement including 7 sensational rodeo events!

  • Bareback Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Saddle Brone Riding
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Cowgirls Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding

The spectacular, award-winning bucking livestock of the Big Hat Rodeo Company will be matched against current and former World Champions as well as the hottest contenders on the rodeo trail. Competition will be fierce as contestants from throughout the United States, Canada and Australia try to win thousands of dollars in prize money as well as World Championship points, a spot at the “Rodeo of Champions” the International Finals Rodeo and the Born to Buck Tour championships. There will be a lot on the line for all of the contestants as the conclusion of the 2018 rodeo season nears.

The Big Hat Rodeo “Born to Buck” Tour Championship Rodeo tickets are family-friendly priced as well with tickets starting at just $19.95 and the best seats in the house only $39.95. Parking is FREE! There will be great concessions available as well as a vendor row of terrific products and services like Big Hat Tour apparel, western wear and decor items and many more. You’ll also be able to get the kids a pony ride, visit a petting zoo and enjoy face painting as well as many other family friendly experiences.

The whole family will love meeting 8 time Rodeo Clown of The Year, Dusty Myers from Jumpertown, MS, who amazes young and old alike with his hilarious antics throughout the shows as well as Pro Rodeo Announcer Adam Gibbs, from Holly Pond, AL. His report with spectators is almost instantaneous and his ability to educate new rodeo fans about our sport while entertaining everyone is simply a gift.

One of the hottest young talents in the world of rodeo is a young man from Prattville, Al by the name of Shane Esco.  His natural bullfighting ability makes him one of the most sought after cowboy lifesavers in the business.  A bull rider from the age of 11, Shane recognizes the importance of a bull rider knowing a great bullfighter has your back when you get in a storm.

Bucking horses like “Mafia Witch”, the World Champion Bareback Horse, and her first foal “Mafia Prince” will both be featured animals as will others with names like “Angel Heart”, “Royal Flush”, “Sleepless Nights”, “Lunatic Case” and “Trouble Shooter” who will thrill you with their athleticism,speed and agility.  The bucking bull herd will certainly be filled with some great bulls as well and featured animals include “Headhunter”, “Goliath” and “Stormwatch”.

The Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, IN is a sparkling, new gem of a building that will host phenomenal events of all sizes and types from  The Born to Buck Tour Rodeo Championship and PBR Bull Ridings to trade shows, meetings, concerts, motor vehicle shows and much more. It is conveniently located within easy driving distance of major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Literally millions of people can enjoy great access to entertainment that previously was out of reach.

Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, gather your friends and family and head on down to the Big Hat Rodeo “Born to Buck” Tour Championship for an exciting and fun family experience that will become a great family memory!


Event Location:

Michiana Event Center
455 E Farver St.


Admission fee: $19.95 - $39.95


Sporting Events


Northern Indiana, Shipshewana/LaGrange County