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SDRA Finals Rodeo set for Oct. 21-23 in Rapid City

The best of rodeo action is coming to the Pennington County Events Center in Rapid City, SD, with the South Dakota Rodeo Association (SDRA) Championship Finals on Oct. 21-23, 2011. Only the top 12 contestants in each of 12 events qualify for this season-ending rodeo finale. These competitors have earned the right to compete at the Finals by earning the most points based on dollars won at SDRA rodeos throughout the past four months. At the completion of the finals, a champion will be named in each event. Performances at the SDRA Championship Rodeo Finals will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.

The Dakota Cowboy Christmas tradeshow has gained quite a reputation being held in conjunction with the SDRA Finals Rodeo. The tradeshow, located in the Events Center, will be open throughout the weekend.

The SDRA Finals Rodeo is fortunate to have royalty in attendance including Miss Rodeo America McKenzie Haley, Miss Rodeo South Dakota Vanessa Ternes and other notable queens.

The South Dakota High School Rodeo Extravaganza is the featured event on Saturday. It will feature the top two high school rodeo contestants from each region in the state competing for cash and many other awards.

On Sunday morning the special events begin with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a church service conducted by the Cowboy Way Church at 10 a.m. Horse and buggy rides for special needs children will precede the rodeo performance at 1 p.m. The Sunday rodeo performance is designated as the Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance in honor of breast cancer awareness.

The SDRA was established in 1955 to help organize rodeo contestants, committees and stock contractors of South Dakota for their mutual protection and benefit. The primary purpose of the SDRA is to help raise the standards of cowboy contests so they shall rank among the foremost American sports. The SDRA will continue to work for the betterment of conditions and of the rules governing rodeo events. Contact the SDRA at 19287 108th Street, Lemmon, SD 57638 or e-mail info@sdrodeo.com.

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The best of rodeo action is coming to the Pennington County Events Center in Rapid City, SD, with the South Dakota Rodeo Association (SDRA) Championship Finals on Oct. 21-23, 2011. Only the top 12 contestants in each of 12 events qualify for this season-ending rodeo finale. These competitors have earned the right to compete at the Finals by earning the most points based on dollars won at SDRA rodeos throughout the past four months. At the completion of the finals, a champion will be named in each event. Performances at the SDRA Championship Rodeo Finals will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.

The Dakota Cowboy Christmas tradeshow has gained quite a reputation being held in conjunction with the SDRA Finals Rodeo. The tradeshow, located in the Events Center, will be open throughout the weekend.

The SDRA Finals Rodeo is fortunate to have royalty in attendance including Miss Rodeo America McKenzie Haley, Miss Rodeo South Dakota Vanessa Ternes and other notable queens.

The South Dakota High School Rodeo Extravaganza is the featured event on Saturday. It will feature the top two high school rodeo contestants from each region in the state competing for cash and many other awards.

On Sunday morning the special events begin with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a church service conducted by the Cowboy Way Church at 10 a.m. Horse and buggy rides for special needs children will precede the rodeo performance at 1 p.m. The Sunday rodeo performance is designated as the Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance in honor of breast cancer awareness.

The SDRA was established in 1955 to help organize rodeo contestants, committees and stock contractors of South Dakota for their mutual protection and benefit. The primary purpose of the SDRA is to help raise the standards of cowboy contests so they shall rank among the foremost American sports. The SDRA will continue to work for the betterment of conditions and of the rules governing rodeo events. Contact the SDRA at 19287 108th Street, Lemmon, SD 57638 or e-mail info@sdrodeo.com.

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