June kicks off in a big way with the 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo riding back into the Silver Spurs Arena on Friday June 3, and Saturday June 4 – both rodeos kickoff at 7:30pm. Of course, it wouldn’t be a June Silver Spurs Rodeo without the crowd favorite Mutton Bustin’.
Serving as an additional rodeo event just for the little cowboys and cowgirls, Mutton Bustin’ is a family-friendly event that fun and entertaining for participants and spectators.
During Mutton Bustin’, a sheep is held still by a few of the rodeo handlers and a child is placed on top of the sheep in a riding position. Most children will wrap their arms around the sheep’s chest and hold on to the sides of the sheep with their legs. Once the child gives the go ahead, the sheep is released and off the sheep, and hopefully, the kiddo go.
There are no set rules for Mutton Bustin’ and no “winner takes all” scenario, unlike what you’d find in the traditional rodeo events. However, during Mutton Bustin’ all participants will receive a Mutton Bustin’ belt buckle to remember their long, eight-second (or less) ride.
Regardless of how long each participant actually holds on for, the action on the dirt, along with the roar of the crowd, brings just as many thrills and spills as the other major rodeo events.
The Mutton Bustin’ event is held just before the Silver Spurs Rodeo begins, so make sure to get to the rodeo early and grab a great seat to the biggest professional east of the Missippii. Spots for our Mutton Bustin’ are limited to 10 children per Silver Spurs Rodeo performance so as soon as doors open at the Silver Spurs Rodeo, head on over to sign up at the Mutton Bustin’ registration table in the lobby. Children must be under six years old or weigh less than 40 pounds in order to participate. See y’all at the rodeo!!
For tickets and more information go to SilverSpursRodeo.com