Each performance of the rodeo will feature mutton bustin’! To be eligible to participate, you must be between the ages of four and eight and weigh 55 pounds or less. We invite up to 20 children per day to participate, and we limit each child to one day of participation each year.

For those unfamiliar with mutton bustin’, during this event, children are mounted on sheep within the bucking chutes and then released from the chutes to ride the sheep as far as they can. It is great fun and always fierce competition.

Registration for 2023 is now open.

Friday Registration

Saturday Registration

2022 Mutton Bustin’ photos are now available. Thank you to Matt Cohen Photography for capturing these incredible memories.

Entries are $55 per contestant and are non-refundable.

Each mutton-bustin’ contestant will receive a commemorative t-shirt, one rodeo admission ticket for themselves, and one for a parent or guardian for the day they ride. The winner of the event will receive a prize!

Entries will be accepted until both days are filled. We will post when registration is full.

Riders no longer need to bring helmets. Truckee Pro Rodeo bought all new safety equipment in 2019! Our Mutton Bustin’ Crew will provide the necessary gear to our riders. 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors. Want to sponsor for 2023? Contact us today!