Mutton Bustin'

What is Mutton Bustin’ and does your child qualify to participate?

Mutton Bustin’ is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronc riding, in which children ride or race sheep.[1]

If your child weighs 50 pounds or less and is between 5-7 years of age, he/she qualifies to participate in this event.

Mutton Bustin’ refers to a rodeo event wherein a sheep is held still, either in a small chute or by an adult handler while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the sheep is released and usually starts to run in an attempt to get the child to fall off.   Awards are given to the children who can stay on the longest. There are no set rules for Mutton Bustin’, no national organization, and most events are organized at the local level.

The vast majority of children participating in the event fall off in less than 8 seconds. Age, height and weight restrictions on participants generally prevent injuries to the sheep,[3] and implements such as spurs are banned from use. In most cases, children are required to wear helmets and parents are often asked to sign waivers to protect the rodeo from legal action in that event.[4]

Source:  Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutton_busting

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There will be three Mutton Bustin’ events this year, one on each day of the Rodeo, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Deadline for application to participate is April 30 and all participants will be posted on social media within a week of the deadline.

Send all Mutton Bustin’ applications to: tlc1thomsen@yahoo.com or drop off applications at Thomsen Learning Center, 1122 B St, Ramona, CA 92065 or call 760-440-0014 or 760-518-9930 and ask for Pam

2018 Mutton Bustin Participants

Friday

BRIA KLEIN
NATHAN ELTZROTH
SAVANA BEATTY
VIOLETTE WINTER
LEVI VARNEY
DEAGAN YATES
GAGE YATES
GIANNA HEROD
ROSLYNN WILSON
LOGAN WILSON

Saturday

CAMERON MARTINEAU
TRENTON GIESER
HARPER MELEEEN
BECKETT FLUKEN
NATHAN MURPHY
PARKER TUCHY
MASON FISHER
LORELEI WAY
MAXIMILIANO RODRIGUEZ
BLAKE ROGERS

Sunday

NOLAN ELKINS
WESTON ELKINS
HARLOW HUKEE
MAXIMUS MOORE
SYBIL BACK
RIVER WEGENER
LAWSON SLADE
KIERAN WINGATE
LUKE HARRIS
KANE DAVIS

Junior Barrel Racing

Junior Barrels are scheduled for May 20th. We are not hosting a qualifier this year. Entries are closed and by invitation only. Questions? Call Kayla Duba at 760-803-1422.

Jr. Barrel Racing

Jr. Barrel Racing Participants

  1. Hannah Herman
  2. Enastele Colwell
  3. Kenyara Dukes
  4. Lynlee Christ
  5. Jersi Laughton
  6. Reyna Johnson
  7. Bella Pate
  8. Kaley Wilson