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Bustin' in the Barn presented by: Cottonelle

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is happy to have Bustin’ In The Barn, a fairgrounds Mutton Bustin’ experience! More than 1,500 opportunities for riders to compete for 1 of 8 slots in the Wildcard performance.


February 8-25, 2024 – All Performances

Reserve your spot now! Limited spots are available. CLICK HERE to sign up today!


February 8 – 24, 2023 – at 6-8 PM
(during the 7 PM Rodeo Performances*)
Weekends: 10 AM - 8 PM
*If there are slots available, we will take contestants during earlier performances

Come to the designated line on the fairgrounds one hour prior to the scheduled performance to compete. Number of rider spots depends on amount of pre-registered riders - reserve your spot ahead of time to not miss out!!


Friday, February 23, 2024
Here is the path a contestant must take to ride in the AT&T Center
  • Become a Pre-registered or Walk-up Contestant, and ride in Bustin' In The Barn
  • Get the highest score of their performance to be entered for a chance to ride in the Frost Bank Center


  • Boys and Girls between the ages of 4-7 years old at the time of the event
    • Proof of age required prior to performance
  • Must weigh less than 55 lbs. fully clothed at the time of the performance
    • Contestants will be weighed prior to performance (please weigh kiddos fully clothed- boots 'n all!)
  • Selected contestants will pay a $35 entry fee, all sales are final
  • Parents/ Guardians must complete the Medical Questionnaire
  • Parents/ Guardians must sign the Rodeo Release Form which will also need to be notarized


Where do we turn-in the medical questionnaire and release form? Please mail or drop off your form to:
  • San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
    3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78219
Will safety equipment be provided?
  • Yes - vest and helmets will be provided
What should the rider wear?
  • Jeans, boots or closed toe shoes and a long sleeve, button down shirt are recommended attire
What time should we be there?
  • Riders need to check in no later than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled performance time
Do we need to purchase grounds tickets?
  • Yes, fairgrounds tickets will need to be purchased for both the competitor and their guardian.




Contestants will receive scores based on:
  • Rider personality
  • Sheep difficulty
  • Time & distance on sheep


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