Mutton Bustin’ has several good scores

Braxson Burns gets started with his mutton bustin’ ride on Thursday. Burns had the best score among seven-year-olds with 98 points (Courtesy photo by Tanya Hammer).

ALAMOSA – The annual Alamosa Round-UP activities continued on Thursday with the mutton bustin’ and open team roping competitions.

The Top 4 in each mutton bustin’ age division, and the Top 10 barrel racers return for this weekend’s performances. The top four- and five-year-olds competed on Friday, and the top six- and seven-year-olds will compete on Saturday.

The mutton bustin’ opened with the four-year-olds. Reigna Honeycutt had the best score with a 91-point ride. Lacey Romero was second with 87 points, followed by Gabby Salas with 85, and Hannah Romero with 82 ½.

In the five-year-old division, Moroko Belden had the best score with 96 points. Rayden Rodman was next with 93 ½, Emma Squires was third with 92, and Zane Canty was fourth with 87.

Brandie McColm had the best score among six-year-olds with 96 points. Ida Welsh was second with 90, Andres Mateo-Juan was third with 89 ½, and Dak Crowther was fourth with 87.

The seven-year-olds’ best score was recorded by Braxson Burns with 98 points. Ezekiel Murray was second with 93 ½, followed by Brennan Coleman with 91 ½, and Michael Webb was fourth with 91.

In the open barrel racing, Jaycee Francis of Monte Vista had the best time of 16.85 seconds on her horse Amigo. Gracie Wilson of Center was second in 17.10 on Oliver Fame, Raelynn Bouet of Alamosa was third in 17.34 on Dream Big Juno, Rosemary Egolf of Alamosa was fourth in 17.36 on Maxine, and Lucy Brittain of Creede was fifth in 17.40 on Digger.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Hadlee Canty of Alamosa in 17.51 on Annie, Addy Malouff of La Jara in 17.54 on Newt, Hallie Henry of Alamosa in 17.71 on Archie, Ava Morris of Manassa in 17.82 on VF Slick Trick, and Lyla Gesink of Alamosa in 17.84 on Little Hot Jets.