Mutton Bustin'

It’s American Royal time and we’re mutton bustin’!  Has your cowboy or cowgirl ever wanted to ride in the rodeo? Mutton Bustin’ is open to anyone between the ages of 4 and 6 at the time of the rodeo.

The first 10 kids to sign up day of will get to ride during the rodeo. Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis and is $20. Sign-ups will open 2 hours before each rodeo. All riders will receive a blue ribbon and the champion of each performance will receive a huge trophy.

Mutton Bustin’ costs $20 per ride and does not include rodeo admission or parking fees.

  • First 10 to sign-up will ride
  • $20 entry fee
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 4 and 6
  • Helmets and vests will be provided, you are allowed to bring your own vest and helmet
  • No ropes allowed

Mutton Bustin' Rules


Evening Performances - Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26
5:30 PM - Sign-Up Begins (Check-In at the Fan Zone)
7:30 PM – Rodeo Starts (Hale Arena)

Matinee Performance - Saturday, September 26
12:00 PM - Sign-Up Begins (Check-In at the Fan Zone)
2:00 PM – Rodeo Starts (Hale Arena)