MUTTON BUSTIN’ Rules
The Red Lodge Rodeo Association asks that you read the following rules carefully to avoid disappointments as they will be strictly enforced without deviation or hardship exceptions.
1. All contestants must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years old.
2. Registration will open one hour before each performance, 30 minutes, in front of the Sports Medicine Room just to the South of the East Concession Stand. Parents with potential contestants must register with Nanette Tomlin at this time. Both must be present at registration. Names will not be kept for future performances; potential contestants must register each day.
3. Contestants must wear proper attire to be allowed to register and compete. Proper attire consists of pants, long – sleeved shirt, closed-toed shoes, and protective headgear such as bicycle or motorcycle helmet.
4. One parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a Liability Release and the Acknowledgement of Rules Agreement.
5. Drawing will be held exactly 30 minutes prior to Grand Entry. 9 names will be drawn for the day’s performance. Any “contestant/ parent” pair not present when contestant’s name is drawn will be disqualified, and another name will be drawn immediately. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
6. Mutton Bustin’ sponsor KCTR Cat Country Radio, will provide the 10th rider for each performance in a manner of their choosing.
7. Any rider chosen in the drawing to ride in a performance and receiving a back number will not be eligible for the following day(s)’ drawing.
8. Mutton Bustin’ will follow Steer Wrestling. The announcer will call for the day’s contestants to report to the rodeo office with their parents at the beginning of the Steer Wrestling. ( The Rodeo Office is located under the bucking chutes and accessible by the door next to the East Concessions.) Only one parent will be allowed in the chute area with their child. Any “contestant/parent” pair who does not check-in during the Steer Wrestling will be disqualified. Alternates will not be drawn, and the sheep will be turned out. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
9. Scoring is determined by crowd excitement and reaction to the ride. Contestants and parents agree to accept the ruling of the judges without contest.
10. ABSOLUTELY NO RERIDES!!! Contestants and Parents acknowledge that being drawn as a participant is a privilege and the real prize! They further acknowledge that rodeo is “the luck of the draw” and that sheep are unpredictable animals.
For more information contact Nanette Tomlin 425-1077.