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New Format Gives Children Three Chances to Ride!

Waco, TX (August 16, 2013) – It’s time for young cowboys and cowgirls to sign up for the Mutton Bustin’ Rally, presented by Cotton Patch Cafe, to be held during the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo! This crowd favorite rodeo event will be held October 4-12, 2013, and the format gives children the opportunity to ride three times.

The Fair has devoted an entire area to this increasingly popular and entertaining competitive event. There will be two Mutton Bustin’ performances per day from October 4 – 9 in the Mutton Bustin’ Rally located in the Kids Zone tent outside. The top five scores from each performance will return two days later to ride in the semi-finals during the All American ProRodeo Finals inside the Extraco Coliseum. The first and second place winners from each semi-finals round will advance to ride on Saturday, October 12, in the Mutton Bustin’ Championships, presented by Wells Fargo, during the rodeo.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4, at the Wells Fargo Bank in Downtown Waco.

Registration Date: Wednesday, September 4

Registration Time: 8 -10 a.m. (after 10 a.m., registration will continue at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo office)

Registration Location: Wells Fargo Bank, 300 Franklin Avenue

Registration Fee: $20 per child

All entries must be made in person. For more information, contact Melinda Moss at or by calling her at 254-224-8276. Children must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years old and weigh 45 pounds or less the day they ride. Helmets and vests will be provided and must be worn.

The goal of the Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, is to educate through entertainment and agricultural experiences as well as to become the center of entertainment in Central Texas. The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo is held annually at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX, with over 198,000 in attendance in 2012. The 2013 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be held October 3-12. For more information about the Extraco Events Center, visit And for more information about the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, visit

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