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Mutton Bustin

August 4 @ 12:00 am - August 7 @ 11:59 pm

2021 Ace Hardware Championship Mutton Busting at the Big Sky Pro Rodeo

Rules & Regulations:

Kids must be between 4-6 years old and cannot weigh more than 70 lbs.

Signups are held at Ace Hardware in Great Falls July 1st – 16th.  Children must be present to sign up, along with a parent or guardian.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Sign up with a clerk at the front counter during regular business hours.  Western attire is encouraged at sign-up; photos will be taken.  Parents must agree to sign a liability release in order for their kids to participate.

A live drawing event will be held on July 17th at 11am at Ace Hardware on the Northwest Bypass for the selection of 30 contestants for the Big Sky Pro Rodeo, 10 for each of the first three nights of rodeo.  The 3 highest-marked riders each night will come back on Saturday for the Championship Round.  Kids do not have to be present at the drawing to be selected, but it is encouraged.  All kids will be contacted about their status after the drawing whether selected or not.

The 30 mutton busting contestants will each receive a complimentary rodeo ticket.

Each night the top 3 riders will advance to Saturday’s “Ace Hardware Championship Mutton Busting” round at the Big Sky Pro Rodeo.  The Champion will receive a trophy belt buckle.

All mutton busters are required to wear helmets and vests provided by the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Committee.

For more information call 406-899-4640

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August 4 @ 12:00 am
August 7 @ 11:59 pm