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March 16, 2019
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM
Mutton Bustin’ is one of the rodeo’s most popular events and offers youngsters between the ages of 4 and 7 and weight (under 75 lbs) a chance to begin their own rip-roaring rodeo careers.  The helmeted cowpokes have an opportunity to ride a “wooley bulley” inside the rodeo arena.  Here’s how it works:  With a sheep readied in the “chute”, a child is set on its back – arms wrapped tightly around the neck.  When the chute gate opens out comes the sheep and rider. The small cowboy/cowgirl will hold on and ride the sheep for as long as they can!  Whether it’s a one second or ten second ride, these youngsters are in for a wild, exciting and memorable time.  What fun!


  • Pre-Registration Entry Fee: $10.00 due in advance
  • Pre-register by downloading and completing the form below.  Submit the form to [email protected] and submit payment to:  Cave Creek Rodeo Days, Attn: Mutton Bustin’, PO Box 7343, Cave Creek, AZ 85327
  • Registration Entry Fee at the Event:  $13.00
  • Check-in Time – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Check-in site is at the Buffalo Chip just inside the court yard gates.
  • The number of contestants is limited to 100 entries.


  • Ages: 4 – 7 and a weight of 75 lbs. and under,
  • Children are allowed to hold to the sheep with their hands only.  NO other devices may be used, i.e. ropes or spurs.
  • Contestants must wear helmet and number provided.
  • Waiver must be signed for each child to ride.

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