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Youth Bull Riding/Mutton Bustin’/Mini Broncs

 

MUTTON BUSTIN'

Saturday Aug. 20 11:AM (T) • Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11:30am (T)

Sponsor: Yampa Valley Electric Association Livestock donated by Chew Livestock for the past 8 years!
 

Superintendent: B.J. Diehl

Entry Fee: $10. Welcome to the world of Mutton Bus- tin’, also known as wool riding. This event is a version of Bronc Riding, transformed into a children’s rodeo event when kids try to ride a sheep for up to 6 seconds. Mut- ton Bustin’ is open to kids between the ages of 4-8 years old who are 70 pounds or less.. Space is limited to the first riders that sign up and pay the $10 entry fee. Your spot is not reserved until a parent or guardian signs the waiver and pays the entry fee. Participants must sign up in person at the Fair Office during the week of fair (Au- gust 12-21). Entries close when full or Friday at noon. Participants and at least one parent must show up at the west end of the grandstands on the track no later than 10:45am on Saturday.

Gear, including a protective vest and a helmet with face guard, are provided. Let the little ones rodeo in our 102nd Routt County Fair!

A second session will run Sunday at 11am. Participants and at least one parent must show up at the west end of the grandstands on the track no later than 10:45am Sunday.

MINI-BRONC BUSTIN’

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Immediately follows Open Barrel Race (OA)

Superintendent: Don Hayes

Entry fee: $20. These exciting minis bridge the gap between the mutton busters and the big time rodeo cowboys, planting the seeds for tomorrow’s champions. Kaitlynn and Keenan Hayes bring this exciting event to the Routt County Fair again. After five years of competition at the Routt County Fair, these young cowboys have been recognized and invited to qualify for the mini-bare- back riding world championships in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Heartland Youth Bareback Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please encourage these young cowboys on their way to greatness.

Riding and safety equipment are provided. Spur rowls must spin freely. Riders hold the bareback riggin’ with one hand for 6 seconds and cannot touch with their free hand. Mark out and spur rules do not apply, however extra points will be awarded when earned.

All mini-bronc busters must be between 7 and 14 years old. Space is limited to the first riders that sign up and pay the $20 entry fee. Your spot is not reserved until a parent or guardian signs the waiver and pays the entry fee. Participants must sign up in person at the Fair Office during the week of fair. Rocky Mountain Mini Bronc staff will assist matching contestants with animals.

JUNIOR BULL RIDING

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Immediately follows Mini Broncs (OA)

Sponsor: Murdochs Ranch & Home Supply

Superintendent: Don Hayes

Entry Fee: $20. There are two groups of Junior Bull Riders: Ages 8-11 and Ages 12-18. Space is limited to the first riders that sign up and pay the $20 entry fee. Your spot is not reserved until a parent or guardian signs the waiver and pays the entry fee. Buckle awarded to the winner.

Rules/Requirements: Protective helmets and vests provid- ed. Mouthpieces are recommended and must be provided by contestants. Participants can bring their own equip- ment and are encouraged to do so. Riders cannot touch the animal with their free arm or they are DQed, no wraps, gloves may be worn to help hold on the braided bucking rope strap, no sharp rowls on spurs and rowls must have turn movement. Time starts when rider nods and the shoulder of animal breaks plane of gate. There is no mark out rule. Riders may only ride with one hand.

Participants must sign up in person at the Fair Office during the week of fair. Entries close when full or Friday at noon. Participants and at least one parent must show up at the secretary’s office (below the crows nest) no later than 11am on Saturday.