Date:  March 27, 2022

Time:  10:00AM – 12:00 - Finals will be held during the Sunday Afternoon Rodeo Performance

Location:  Cave Creek Memorial Arena


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-Register and Pay Online below Fee: $25.00 due in advance.
  • Registration Entry Fee after March 18, 2022:  $30.00.
  • Check-in Time – 9:00AM to 10:00AM on March 27, 2022 at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena.
  • The number of contestants is limited to 70 entries.

Contestant Guidelines

  • 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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