Hold on tight! Mutton Bustin is a crowd favorite, and proves little cowboys and cowgirls can hold on for eight seconds, just like the real ones! Mutton Bustin is a fun-filled competition where a few lucky youngsters have the chance to ride on the back of a running sheep for eight seconds. Children ages 5-7 and under 55 pounds are eligible to participate in the contest which will take place during all three rodeo performances.
Want to be crowned the regional Mutton Bustin Champion? Qualifying events will take place at five different rodeos throughout the Summer. One winner from each rodeo will qualify for the tour finals, which will take place during the Saturday AKSARBEN Rodeo performance.
Qualifying Rodeos include: 1) Wahoo, NE 2) Sidney, IA 3) Carson, IA 4) Dayton, IA 5) AKSARBEN Rodeo, Thursday Performance 6) AKSARBEN Rodeo, Friday Performance
For full rules and regulations and how to enter in one of the qualifying tour stops, please contact the participating rodeo.
To be entered in either AKSARBEN Rodeo performance, participants must register and be chosen as one of 25 in a random drawing. Parents and guardians will be contacted after the drawing to inform them if their child was selected to participate and which night they will participate. Registrations are taken June 1 - August 30 annually.
Click here for application form.