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JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2024

Youth Initiative –  Mutton Bustin’


Junior Ambassador Program


Yavapai County Junior Rodeo Association


PRCA Youth Camps


Mutton Bustin’

Mutton Bustin’

@ the World’s Oldest Rodeo

Rodeo’s youngest cowboys and cowgirls cinch up their jeans and climb aboard an atypical rough stock animal – sheep, also known as mutton.

We are offering Mutton Bustin’ as a pre-rodeo activity every day this year!

Day Performances – July 6th & 7th @ NOON
Night Performances – July 1st – July 6th @ 6:00 PM
Online Entries will be open June 3-21, 2024

The event proudly sponsored by:

Mutton Bustin’ Check-In Times

Performance #1  » Monday, July 1 – 5:30 PM

Performance #2  » Tuesday, July 2 – 5:30 PM

Performance #3  » Wednesday, July 3 – 5:30 PM

Performance #4  » Thursday, July 4 – 5:30 PM

Performance #5  » Friday, July 5 – 5:30 PM

Performance #6  » Saturday, July 6 –11:30  PM

Performance #7  » Saturday, July 6 – 5:30  PM

Performance #8  » Sunday, July 7 – 11:30  PM

Mutton Bustin’ Day Performances start at 12 pm and Mutton Bustin’ Night Performances start at 6 pm. 


Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. and the World’s Oldest Rodeo is pleased to offer the Mutton Bustin’ as a pre-rodeo event! We want everyone to have a safe, fun and memorable event so please be aware of the following guidelines so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

  • The entry fee for Mutton Bustin’ is $15. Entries limited to 12 each night. Each participant receives 2 rodeo tickets for family members, the participants’ Back # is their ticket. Seating in the Mutton Bustin’ Block.
  • ONLY CHILDREN BETWEEN AGES 4 and 7 and NOT exceeding 55 pounds may ride in the Mutton Bustin’ event.
  • Please check in at the Mutton Bustin’ booth when you arrive at the rodeo. The Mutton Bustin’ check-in table will be near the inside of Gate 16. A signed release form (available online) must be signed by a parent and turned in at check in. Failure to check-in before the rodeo performance and return the signed waiver will result in forfeiting your child’s participation and entry fee.
  • At check in the rider will get a commemorative back number and safety pins. Please pin the Mutton Buster’s number on the back of their vest prior to the event.
  • According to PRCA safety requirements, all contestants must wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots. No spurs. Protective vests and helmets will be provided, they can wear their own hockey helmet with full cage if they prefer.
  • One adult may accompany the contestant into the rodeo arena. No food or drinks allowed. Adults who enter the arena should also wear sturdy shoes and are expected to follow instructions from the arena staff and sheep wranglers. PLEASE stay back, on the fence, or on one knee, so the crowd can see the riders.
  • All Contestants shall ride facing forward. 
  • After they ride, rodeo staff will be on hand to quickly pick them up, get them out of the protective gear and line them up for their final bows. It is important that we do not block the view of the spectators, and that things move along quickly.
  • After the last contestant has ridden, the children will be taken to center arena for photo ops, crowd appreciation and they will receive their award(s). Swag bags* will be passed out back at the mutton buster area immediately after the event (*if available).
  • Prizes: Trophy Buckle to winner of each night. Commemorative WOR Back # for every contestant.