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KIDS’ DAY: Sunday June 18, 2023 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Reno Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena

Parents, bring those aspiring cowboys and cowgirls on down and join the Reno Rodeo volunteers and participants on a day just for the kids. Kids’ Day features interactive activities and live displays.   We have something for kids of all ages including milking a cow, pictures with rodeo royalty, horseback rides, animals galore and so much more.  Kids’ Day is also proud to host the 7th Annual Mutton Bustin’ Championship.

Reno Rodeo Kids’ Day is a free event hosting local businesses and non-profits to aid in educating kids on the tradition of rodeo, agriculture and the western lifestyle.  Please join us for a fun-filled day dedicated to the kids in our community.  For a sneak peek at what to expect take a look at our participants below.  We hope to see y’all at Kids’ Day!



Participants must be at least five (5) years of age and no more than seven (7) years of age on the first day of Reno Rodeo 2023 (June 15, 2023). A copy of the participant’s birth certificate will be required at sign-in. Participants may not weigh more than 65 pounds. (For the safety of our animals and the safety of your children, we emphasize the weight limit of no more than 65 pounds). Western attire is required (i.e. long sleeve shirt, long pants, and boots). Helmets and vests will be supplied by a sponsor, as they are required during the ride. The participants and one (1) adult only will be allowed in the chute area.

The application will appear on the website from March 1 at 8 a.m. through March 5. It will come down at midnight or until we have 100 kids. The drawing will be held on March 6 at 10 a.m. One hundred applications will be chosen by the computer randomly. The rest will be put on a waiting list.

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Check-in will start at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2023 in the indoor arena. At check-in, you will receive a back number for the participant. The event will consist of five go-rounds, with 20 participants each. At the end of the five go rounds, the ten best times will be competing in the 7th Annual Reno Rodeo Mutton Bustin’ Championship! Top three will receive trophies and the winner will also receive a belt buckle.




Participating Businesses

  • Mutton Bustin’ Championships
  • Washoe County Detention Response Team
  • Child ID
  • Small Smiles
  • Jensen & Co. Salon
  • Reno Fire Department
  • Urban Roots
  • RPD/RPD Drug Intervention Program
  • NV Division of Forestry with Smokey the Bear
  • Legendary Longhorns
  • Sierra NV Jr. Rodeo and Gymkhana Club
  • Washoe County High School Rodeo Club
  • Spanish Springs High School Rodeo Club
  • NV Department of Agriculture with Moolisa
  • Reno/Sparks Therapy and Service Dogs
  • Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club
  • Miss Reno Rodeo and visiting Queens
  • Reno Rodeo Flag Team
  • Discovery Museum-Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • Pony Express
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
  • Reno Air Races
  • Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse & Burro Program
  • Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement
  • Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization
  • Renown/Hometown Health
  • Reno Rodeo Foundation

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