A fan favorite, Mutton Bustin' is for the younger set of cowboys and cowgirls - from the ages of 5 to 7 and under 60 pounds.
The object is for the rider to hold onto his or her sheep and ride for 6 seconds. Riders can either hold on around the neck or put their hands into the wool and grip. No ropes, spurs, or riding backwards is allowed in the competition. Helldorado does provide a Courtesy Booth during the event to check-in items such as strollers and packages if needed.
Parents, please note that all children participating in the event will be weighed.
- Stay on the longest
- Ride the farthest
- Have fun!
May 14 - 17, 2014. Number of riders is limited per day.
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Be a Part of Our 80-Year Tradition in Nevada's 150th Anniversary!
The Las Vegas Elks 2014 Helldorado Days is an "Official Event" in the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Helldorado Days began in 1934 and is the longest running civic event in the history of Las Vegas. With a growing audiences, Helldorado Days is now a five-day event offering an opening night locals rodeo, three days of PRCA professional rodeo, a new day of Fiesta Del Charro, a parade, carnival, Whiskerino Contest, golf tournament, art show and auction, exhibits and food. In a prime new location behind the acclaimed Smith Center, downtown is transformed into Helldorado Days. Helldorado Days is a non-profit community event, managed by one paid staff member and hundreds of volunteers which has enabled the Elks Lodge No. 1468 to give back more than $4 million to the community. Become a volunteer!Read More