Colorado Mutton Bustin' Championships

Rodeo All-Star is excited to bring  mutton bustin' championship to Denver!

What is mutton bustin'? Five to seven-year-olds under 55 pounds ride a sheep out of a chute and into an arena. Like professional rodeo events, time and score count. Anything goes and usually does, as contestants cling to the back of thickly coated lambs for as long as they can.

The Mutton Bustin’ Qualifier will take place before the start of each rodeo, with up to 300 kids participating in each event. The top 8 scores and 2 lucky numbers from each qualifier will compete in the Championship round during the rodeo.

Mutton Busters will be assigned a lucky number at check-in. The two lucky numbers will be drawn after the qualifier to give two mutton busters, who had not already qualified, a spot in the Championship round.

Mutton Bustin' Qualifier Dates & Time:
Friday, October 4 @ 4 - 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 5 @ 10 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, October 5 @ 4 - 6:30 pm

Registration is now Open!

Ages: 5-7, must be a minimum of 5 years old by date, cannot be older than 7 years old by 10/1/24
Weight: maximum of 55lbs
Limit: 900 kids
Format: up to 300 kids will participate in a qualifying event before each rodeo. The top 8 scores and 2 lucky numbers will advance to the Championship round in the rodeo.
Tickets: All kids participating will receive one free ticket (for them), additional family tickets can be purchased through our ticket office at a discounted price.
Notification: Those selected will be contacted via email.
Registration Closes: July 31, or when registration is full.

Mutton Buster benefits:
  • (1) Free parking pass ($10 savings)
  • (1) Free rodeo ticket for participating child
  • (1) Free kids meal voucher (valid for hot dog, chips and soda) after completion of their ride
  • Ribbon for everyone who participates
  • Champion buckle for in-rodeo winner