Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys…or DO!

Your little one is sure to remember their first experience competing in the rodeo spotlight as they ride a sheep around the arena, trying to hang on for 8-seconds, just like their bull-riding heros. The child who’s able to cling on the longest each night wins a pair of Justin Boots!

The Snake River Stampede is thrilled to announce a unique Mutton Bustin' experience for children.

To Participate

To enter your little cowboy or cowgirl into the lottery to compete in the Mutton Bustin’ event they must:

  • Be between 5 to 7 years old
  • Weight under 55 pounds
  • Register online - form below
  • Pay a $25 registration fee if name is drawn to compete
  • Wear long sleeve shirt, long pants, and closed-toed shoes to the event
  • Arrive ontime to the Mutton Busting Arrive Room (top of the stairs near Entrance One): 6:15 p.m. nightly; Saturday matinee 10:45 a.m.
  • Wear the provided safety vest and helmet (provided by the rodeo)
  • Registration timeline is from June 15th - July 3rd. 
  • If selected, you will be notified between July 10-12th. 

Prize: All participants will receive a  mutton-busting buckle and the winner each night will receive a gift certificate for a pair of Justin Boots.

Mutton Busting Registration

Applications are now closed, we will open up the application process on June 15th.

Mutton Busting Registration Form
Sign Here

All children must be between the ages of 5 to 7 years, weigh under 55 pounds, and provide a completed parental consent form at the time of competition. You will be contacted by mail or phone if you are one of the lucky contestants selected.


July 16-20, 2024