Kids Mutton Bustin

What is Mutton Bustin? Mutton Busting is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronc riding. In the event, a sheep will be caught and held still while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the people holding the sheep let go and the sheep then starts to run in an attempt to get the child off. Often small prizes or ribbons are given out to the child who can stay on the longest..

Youngsters don't just watch the rodeo, they are part of it! Boys and girls will ride an actual sheep in the Mutton Bustin event. Each boy and girl will try to ride their wooley mount for six seconds.

Every night of the rodeo will have 6 participants. They must be 50 lbs. and under. Each contestant must pre-register to be eligible to ride in the rodeo. All children participating will receive a special Mutton Bustin button as a souvenir. Each child is considered a winner at the rodeo.

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