Arkansas September 28, 2018
There’s Nothing More Arkansan Than This Annual Mule Jump
We’ve recently discussed the ridiculously silly
goat festival that’s happening in the first week of October. It seems fall is the season for unique festivals because shortly after the goats will be the 30th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump. Let’s leap right in and see what happens at this unbelievably Arkansan event.
The upcoming 30th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is a rather unique event.
Although it's known as "The Jump," the event is more of a rodeo/festival hybrid. The event happens on Oct. 13th, 2018 in Pea Ridge.
Johns and Mollys (male and female mules) from all over the U.S. will be attending the festivities.
Since 1988 the attendance has grown from a hundred to over 6,000 mule owners and enthusiasts.
The event may sound silly but the competition is fierce.
You'll soon realize where the phrase "stubborn as a mule" came from while watching the competitors.
The winning jumps are downright jaw-dropping.
This was the winner from last year's event, Sadie. She cleared 63 inches!
The day is filled with mule-related events and races.
In addition to the jumps, mules can also compete in barrel, boot, or flag races. There will also be mule judging for the best looking creatures. Spectators can cheer on the competitions, enjoy live music, and peruse the dozens of vendors.
Perhaps the most adorable event will be the kids' stick mule race.
Kids ages 3-7 can wrangle a stick mule through a barrel race or pole bending competition.
No matter if you've been training your mules all year for the day or you're just looking for a fun family outing, the Pea Ridge Mule Jump is an event that shouldn't be missed.
For more details on The Jump, visit the official website
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