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Cowboys And Cowgirls Dust Off Their Boots For Delbert Days

Cowboys And Cowgirls Dust Off Their Boots For Delbert Days
Becky Maxedon / 28 Jan 2021 / No Comments » Comments

By Becky Maxedon

The annual Delbert Days and Grand Canyon Rodeo this weekend is sure to please all the cowboys and cowgirls in the Lake Havasu City area.

And the kid-favorite calf and mutton bustin’ events kick off Saturday with registration at 10 a.m. Riding begins at 11. The age limit for mutton bustin’ is 3 to 6 years old with a 50-pound maximum weight limit, and the calf limit has an 80-pound maximum weight limit. There will be a $10 stock fee and the first 30 sheep riders, and the first 15 calf riders will be selected.

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Charles Wilhelm falls off of a calf during calf riding Saturday morning during Delbert Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The kids’ event continues at the same time Sunday morning.

The Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association rodeo will 1 to 4 p.m., daily, Saturday and Sunday.

The GCPRA is Arizona’s largest professional rodeo association. Enjoy watching bareback riding, bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc calf roping, the rodeo queens and more.

Kyle Charley rides bareback in the GCPRA Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Admission is $15 and that includes Delbert Days events and the rodeo. Children 15 and under are admitted free. Ticket sales at the gate opens at 9 a.m. both days.

Rodeo Queens ride around the arena Saturday afternoon during the GCPR. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

In addition to mutton bustin’ and calf riding, there are free events for kids including pony rides, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, bungee jumps, kind of the hill, a rock wall and more fun.

Event organizers stress COVID-19 safety measures will be followed including not attending if any virus symptoms have been experienced during a 48-hour period prior to the event. Wearing masks and social distancing is encouraged.

Bull riding is one of the events held during the rodeo. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Alexa Fellhoelter rides a pony during Little Delbert Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Caleb Llyod feeds the goats at the petting zoo during the 2017 Delbert Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jack Mullen rides a sheep backwards during Mutton Bustin Saturday morning during Little Delbert Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A cowboy chases after Ryliegh Mytinger during the Mutton Bustin Saturday morning. Mutton Bustin in one of the events held during Delbert Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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