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 5th - July 5th. 
  • 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

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