Kids Rodeo, Mutton Bustin’ entries sought |

Kids Rodeo, Mutton Bustin’ entries sought

Greeley Independence Stampede

The Greeley Independence Stampede, scheduled for June 27 through July 7, is seeking entries for two favorite youth events: the Kids Rodeo and PRCA Mutton Bustin’.

Events in the Kids Rodeo include Stick Pony Racing, Goat Tail Pull, Mutton Bustin’, Calf Roping, Goat Tail Tying, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat Tie Down, Breakaway Calf Roping, Team Roping and Goat Dressing. Entries are being taken until Friday, June 1, at the Stampede Office, located in Island Grove Regional Park at 600 N. 14th Ave. in Greeley. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Kids Rodeo will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, in the Island Grove Arena and is open to young cowboys and cowgirls ages 4 to 17. A contestant fee of $5 per event will be charged to assure participation.

PRCA and PWRA Mutton Bustin’ will take place at each of the eight PRCA rodeos to be held June 27-July 4, and one PWRA rodeo which will be held July 5. Rodeo performance Mutton Bustin’ entries are limited and picked through a random drawing. These entries do not pay a fee. For parents wanting to enter their children in this Mutton Bustin’ event, entries can be submitted (one per child) at one of the following businesses: in Greeley at Walco Animal Health, Agland 16th Street Plaza, Big R and Corral West Ranchwear; and in Fort Collins at Corral West at the Foothills Mall. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Entries will be drawn the following week and notified by telephone. Mutton Busters must be between the ages of 5 and 7 years, and weigh no more than 55 pounds.

For more information, call Kyle Holman at (970) 356-7787 or 1-800-982-2855.