Date:  March 18, 2023

Check-in Time:  1:00PM

Event Start Time:  1:30PM

Location:  Cave Creek Memorial Arena - Admission is free to the Public on March 18, 2023.

Mutton Bustin' Finals will be held during the Final Rodeo Performance at 2:00PM, on Sunday, March 26, 2023.





Mutton Bustin', is one of the rodeo’s most popular events and offers youngsters between the ages of 4 and 7 and weight (under 60 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-Register and Pay Online below Fee: $25.00 until the limit is reached.  Please print and bring the Registration and Waiver to the event.
  • Check-in Time – 1:00PM to 1:30PM at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena.
  • The number of contestants is limited to 70 entries.

Contestant Guidelines

  • Ages: 4 – 7 and a weight of 60 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.

Pre-Register and Submit Payment!