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Mutton Bustin' Qualifier- Saturday, March 5
1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena

In 2022, the San Angelo Rodeo will hold a qualifier event for Mutton Bustin' participants. Sign-ups for the qualifier will be open through the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo website. Payment is due at the time of sign-up. Parents/guardians will sign a contestant up for a time slot within a 30 minute window beginning at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5 with 30 rides being held every 30 minutes. 180 slots will be opened initially for the qualifier. A to-be-determined number of participants from each window will be selected to advance to a rodeo performance. Performance slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Online entries for the qualifier open Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. Entries close Friday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. The entry fee is $25.00 per contestant if entered between February 1 & 25. Late entries will be accepted on site Saturday, March 5th for $50.00- cash only. Entry fees are non-refundable.


1. Contestants must weigh 50lbs or less at the time of the qualifier to participate. Contestants will be weighed at the qualifier. No exceptions!

2. All contestants must have a parent/guardian present.

3. Contestants must fill out waiver of liability prior to participation.

4. All contestants must wear approved safety gear (helmet and vest). Equipment will be provided by SASSRA.

5. Contestants will ride as positioned on the animal by Mutton Bustin’ Committee (forward facing with no ropes or other assistance devices).

6. Rides will be timed. Clock starts when the sheep exits the chute; clock stops when any part of the contestant’s body touches the ground.

7. Rerides will be awarded if a rider is fouled at the chute or a sheep fails to stay on its feet for at least a minimum of 15 feet.

8. Judgement of Mutton Bustin’ Committee is final.

Each participant may only be entered one time for the qualifier event.

While there is no age limit, we recommend participants be a minimum of four years old.

Rodeo Performances with Mutton Bustin'
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.- Xtreme Bulls
Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

As of 2/5/2022- all morning heats are full. An additional afternoon heat has been added. There is potential if it fills to add another, but no additional heats will be added until the previous one is near full.

Sponsored by Sonora Bank

Sonora Bank
Mutton Bustin' Sponsor
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