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Equine a major draw to 2015 BHSS

Horsemen and women will participate in several AQHA-sanctioned shows during the BHSS. The horse sale and preview is another popular event. Photo by Scootem-n-shootem Photography

Top notch equine events provide a great prequel for the 2015 Black Hills Stock Show® with events kicking off Jan. 24 with Zane Thar Team Sorting in the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City.

The Zoetis Winter Classic American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Show begins Sunday, Jan. 25 and runs through Thursday, Jan. 29. This triple-judged AQHA event means each horse is eligible for three-times the points with only one show. The 2014 event attracted 1,126 entries.

Monday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan 28 brings the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Winter Spectacular to the James Kjerstad Event Center. Fast action, quick turns and great horsemanship will be on display. This event runs concurrently with the AQHA Working Cow Horse Classes.

The Black Hills Stock Show Stray Gathering is set for Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. The Stray Gathering event is open to public entry. At the conclusion of the Zoetis AQHA Winter Classic Show and BHSS Stray Gathering, everyone can enjoy a great evening of Cowboy Music with Brandon Jones and The Thirsty Fish.

The official kick-off of the Black Hills Stock Show® equine events is the two-day Exiss/Sooner Horse Sale, Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, beginning at 2 p.m. each day at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The Exiss/Sooner Horse Sale Preview begins each day at 8 a.m. at the Kjerstad Event Center. The Exiss/Sooner Horse Sale features top consignments from throughout the country. Don't miss the Exiss/Sooner Stallion Row on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

A complete schedule of events is available at http://www.blackhillsstockshow.com or call 605-355-3861 for more information.

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