The 80th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is just around the corner and entries will be accepted beginning Monday, March 20th, 2023 for one of the rodeo’s most loved events: Mutton Bustin’! Local kids have a unique opportunity to try their hand at some real rodeo action, riding a mutton (sheep) in the rodeo arena. The event is open to all children ages 5 to 7, weighing under 60 pounds. Each chosen contestant will have a chance to perform in one of our Rodeo events held during the four days of rodeo fun, June 1st – 4th, 2023. A custom-made silver belt buckle will be presented to the daily winner.
Entry deadline for this year’s CoastHills Credit Union Mutton Bustin’ Event is Friday, April 7th by 5:00 pm. Please register online by clicking the link below. Our Mutton Bustin’ Event is sponsored by our partners at CoastHills Credit Union and Justin Boots.
Sixty (60) names will be drawn from the entries received by the deadline to enter. Those names drawn will be notified Monday, April 10th, 2023.
There is no charge to sign up for the drawing. Children who are chosen will be required to pay a $50 registration fee, show proof of age, proof of medical insurance, complete a registration form, and complete a weigh in at the Elks Rodeo Office, located at 2325 Skyway Drive, Suite H. For more information, please contact the Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125.