Junior Events

At Gilroy Rodeo, the kids are our main priority! We work hard to provide as many opportunities for them to get involved with western heritage as possible. There are 3 ways to participate this year: 

  • Gilroy Junior Rodeo - August 7, 2021

  • AK Bucking Bulls' "Road to Reno" - August 13, 2021

  • Mutton Busting - August 13 & 14

Mutton Busting

  • Paid entry form, fees are non-refundable

  • No late entries

  • Required to complete and sign Gilroy Rodeo Waiver and Release Form at check in

  • Must check-in during allocated times

  • Contestants must weigh less than 60 lbs

  • Riders should wear western attire, please no spurs

  • Vest and helmet to be worn, there will be some provided, but are not guaranteed to fit.  You are encouraged to bring your own if you have access to your own equipment.

  • Contestants can hang on however they choose.

  • Contestants will not be FORCED to ride by a parent.

  • All contestants will be given a score regardless of their time.

  • All judges decisions are final.

  • Participant ribbon to all contestants.  First place will receive a buckle.

  • Top contestants will earn a spot to compete in the 7 p.m. performance for champion title and buckle.  

  • All contestants will receive a participation award.

Junior Rough Stock

Presented by AK Bucking Bulls  "Road to Reno"

6 riders in the rodeo performance each night, Slack on Friday August 13

Buckle and money to winners of each event. 

Gilroy Rodeo will host: 
Junior micro 6 and under 
Pee Wee mini 7-9 
Junior mini 10-12 
Senior mini 13-15 
Super Senior 16-19

Gilroy Rodeo Junior Rough stock event is a IMBA Qualifier for the Road to Reno which will take place November 9th-13th 2021 in Reno, NV. 


If you have already entered  the junior rough stock event, you have the option to enter the one time qualifier side pot.  You will need to pay an additional $100 for this entry plus have a current IMBA membership prior to competing.


Contractors: AK Bucking Bulls

Questions: Call Mike Chaffin, 951-719-7886

International Miniature Bull Riders Association membership is through saddlebook.com

Do not need to be a member to ride!