Ruff N Tuff Miniature Rodeo

A miniature rodeo includes miniature bucking stock for young riders.

AUDUBON — It’s rough and tough and miniature?

The Tuff-N-Nuff Miniature Rodeo Association will present a miniature rodeo on Thursday, July 18, at the Audubon County Fair. The rodeo includes classic rodeo events like saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding and mutton busting — all on a miniature scale, for kids up to ages 19.

The mission is to mentor children in all areas of the sport, to foster compassion for animals, demonstrate good sportsmanship, build new friendships and gain confidence.

Events are broken down into age groups — for example, bull riding has a tiny tots division (under age 5), pee wee (for 5-6 year olds), junior (7-10), senior (11-14) super senior (15-19) and open (for all ages).

The bucking stock used is sized to fit the young competitors including specially bred miniature bucking bulls.

The event is held at the horse arena, mutton bustin’ registration at 6 p.m. and competition beginning at 6:30 p.m. The rodeo itself starts at 7:30 p.m.

For those who aren’t ready for bronc or bull riding, mutton bustin’ — where young riders attempt to ride a sheep — is held before the rodeo.

If you haven’t checked out miniature rodeo, check it out on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the rodeo is $6 for adults, $3 for children and kids ages 5 and under are free. Concessions will be available.