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Mutton Bustin -Sign ups close april 21

The 2024 Mutton Bustin Rules


Redding Rodeo Mutton Bustin’ Rules and Regulations:

  • Eligibility: Ages 5-7 and weigh 60 lbs or less on May 11th, 2024
  • Online applications will only be accepted from April 1st to April 21st.
  • Once you submit your online application, you will receive an email confirming your application.
  • Only 150 applications will be accepted to compete in Mutton Bustin’ slack day on May 11th at the Redding Rodeo arena. The slack day for Mutton Bustin will be during the Redding Rodeo Kick Off Steak Feed and Dance. You must be available to ride between 3pm-7pm May 11th.
  • Of the150 riders that compete on May 11th, 48 riders will be randomly chosen to compete during one of the 4 (four) Redding Rodeo performances. Those 48, that are randomly chosen, will be divided into groups of 12 to ride on one of the four nights performances. If selected, your child MUST be able to compete on the performance night they are placed in. If your child is unable to compete on their designated night, another child will be selected. NO CHANGES will be permitted.
  • Results for the 48 children randomly selected to ride during one of the four rodeo performances will be posted on www.reddingrodeo.com after 7 pm on May 12th, 2024.
  • A MANDATORY parent/child meeting will be held the evening of Monday May 13th for the 48 chosen to ride in the performances.
  • Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child in the Mutton Bustin’ Event.
  • All children must have a signed waiver and release of liability for the Redding Rodeo Association by the legal parent or guardian that signed up the child.
  • Birth certificates will be required to enter the slack event on May 11th.
  • For the protection of the animals, we weigh kids to confirm weight limits.
  • Children must be 5 to 7 years old and not exceed 60 lb’s.
  • Contestants must wear long sleeve shirts, pants and boots (close toed shoes). No flip flops or sandals will be permitted.
  • Helmets and protective vests will be provided and required to be worn by the contestant.
  • Event will happen rain or shine!!
Once 150 applications are received, no more will be collected.. The riders' time for May 11th can be viewed on the Redding Rodeo web site www.reddingrodeo.com on May 3, 2023 after 5 pm.

Mutton Bustin 2024

Please fill out all of the boxes below.

Parent/Guardian Info

I am the parent or legal guardian

My Child will be age 5, 6, or 7 in May .

Yes my child will be the appropriate age.

My child will be UNDER 60 lbs in May.

Yes under 60 lbs

My child can ride at Slack on May 11th

I agree to bring a birth certificate when checking in on May 11th for the slack ride.

I agree to the Redding Rodeo Mutton Bustin Rules and Regulations.Click here to view document.
I agree to the terms and conditions
Thank you for supporting the Redding Rodeo.
Photo: Crystal Amen

Photo: Crystal Amen

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