The Angelina Benefit Rodeo gets kicked off Wednesday at the George H. Henderson Jr., Expo Center in Lufkin. You'll be entertained by some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the nation.

Kade Rogge will be our rodeo announcer while award-winning barrel man/rodeo clown John Harrison will keep you laughing.

Yes, you'll see bull riding, barrel racing, steer dogging and more, but the mutton-busting competition is one of the fan favorites. Each night, 12 youngsters between the ages of 5-9 will try their best to stay on the back of sheep racing down the arena floor.


Here are the Riders Drawing for Each Night

Wednesday, April 24

  • Haegan Belschner, Lufkin
  • Raquell Buenrostro, Lufkin
  • Terra Childers, Lufkin
  • Perry Goodwin, Lufkin
  • Jordan Havard, Lufkin
  • Zayden Holmes, Lufkin
  • Egypt Horace, Lufkin
  • Ayson Matthews, Lufkin
  • Sloan Sullivan, Lufkin
  • Gannon Thomas, Lufkin
  • Tucker Walker, Garrison
  • Trail Wilkes, Lufkin

Thursday, April 25

  • Caroline Alvis, Lufkin
  • Colt Ballard, Pollok
  • Hagen Barber, Lufkin
  • Jay Branter, Lufkin
  • Avery Brown, Lufkin
  • Garrett Dover, Lufkin
  • Emmy Jackson, Lufkin
  • Rhett Nerren, Huntington
  • Ella Pippin, Zavalla
  • Ashtyn Whitaker, Nacogdoches
  • Brooks Yeary, Lufkin

Friday, April 26

  • Emma Bigby, Lufkin
  • Rowdy Clowers, Zavalla
  • Gunner Matchett, Huntington
  • Hadley Merritt, Lufkin
  • Gardner Posey, Diboll
  • Emory Rains, Huntington
  • Alan Santander, Lufkin
  • Griffin Seymore, Huntington
  • Olivia Stacy, Lufkin
  • Jamason Thompson, Hudson
  • Cruz Vasquez, Lufkin
  • Evelyn Wilson, Huntington

Saturday, April 27

  • Zylan Bautista, Lufkin
  • Carson Brown, Lufkin
  • Cross Havard, Lufkin
  • Cooper Henry, Wells
  • Chloe Hunnicutt, Lufkin
  • Addison Marks, Lufkin
  • Luke Nash, Lufkin
  • Abraham Nieto, Lufkin
  • Carter Wade, Zavalla
  • Wiley Whatley, Huntington
  • Kaymi Wilson, Lufkin
  • MJ Woodson, Lufkin

Mutton Busters at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo 4-28-23

Here are the 12 cowboys and cowgirls who competed in the mutton busting on Apri 28 at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin, Texas

Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell

Mutton Busting - Angelina Benefit Rodeo - 4-26-23

Here are the young cowboys and cowgirls who competed at the mutton-busting championships

Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell




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