The Craker Day Rodeo will be Sunday, March 6, 2022, starting at 1:00 pm at the Fellsmere Riding Club Arena. Gates open at noon. There will be bull riding, mutton busting, and barrels racing.
In bull riding, a rider gets on a bucking bull and attempts to stay mounted while the bull tries to buck them off. If the rider touches the bull or themselves with the freehand or fails to reach the eight-second mark, they will receive a no-score ride.
Mutton busting is relatively simple; children between the ages of 4 – 7 clamber aboard a wooly, wild sheep and attempt to hold on for six seconds.
In barrel racing, a horse and rider attempt to run a cloverleaf pattern around barrels in the fastest time possible. It is predominantly a women’s event; however, both sexes compete.
This sport requires a combination of a horse with athletic ability and the rider’s horsemanship skills to safely and successfully maneuver the horse around three barrels placed in a triangle pattern.
Prices for Entry
- Adults: $15
- Kids 6 & Up: $5
- 5 & Under: Free
Call-In for Contestants
Contestants who are competing in Fellsmere should call-in Monday, February 28, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. You must call (772) 643-1714.
The Fellsmere Cracker Day is sponsored by Fellsmere Feed & Farm Supply, located at 86 N. Broadway. If you would like more information about this event, please call (772) 473-0989.
Fellsmere Riding Club Arena is located at 13101 99th Street, in Fellsmere.