Roundup Mutton bustin’ entries open June 19 |

Roundup Mutton bustin’ entries open June 19

Young cowboys and cowgirls can register for the Black Hills Roundup’s traditional Mutton Busting competition held in conjunction with two nights of the signature Belle Fourche event rodeos.

The event’s chair, Chas Crago, said entry begins at 8 a.m. June 19 by calling Crago at 307-896-4010, and ends that day when 15 mutton busters are registered.

“Entries fill up fast,” Crago said, emphasizing that the registration is open only Monday, June 19.

Entry is for kids ages 3 through 8. As usual, there is a maximum weight of 60 pounds for youngsters riding the sheep from the same rough stock chutes as the cowboys.

The Mutton Busting dates are at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, with the Roundup Ranch Rodeo and 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, with the first performance of the PRCA rodeo.

–Black Hills Roundup

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