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South Dakota: 2011 Burke Rodeo event lineup

When local druggist and cowboy Jerry “Hutch” Hutchison and recruits set their hands and minds to building the pipe and sucker rod arena in Burke, SD, they had only one goal in mind: to make a place for kids to play, a place where “the outside of a horse could be good for the inside of a kid.” Never in his wildest dreams did Hutch imagine that arena would become home to the largest amateur rodeo in the Midwest, to a High School Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, and now this year, a two-day 4-H Rodeo. The Burke Riding Club, led by President Marlan Wiedman, is pleased to announce the 2011 Rodeo lineup. Hold on to your hats ’cause this year’s rodeo line-up might just blow you away.

The High School Rodeo season opener happens right here in Burke, home to the third leg of the Triple Crown Rodeo Series, on Sunday, May 1. Admission is free and the kids are always great to watch.

Local promoter Kasey Hanson literally “took the bull by the horns” and organized a first ever 4-H Rodeo in Burke. It will be a two-day rodeo, June 17-18. Again, admission is free, and the kids are great to watch.

July is Stampede Rodeo time – July 15-17 at 7 p.m. each day. The “Trail to the Stampede Longhorn cattle drive” is back again, and will start somewhere west of Gregory, SD on July 13. About noon on July 14, the drive will move down Gregory’s main street en route to Burke’s main street around 4:30 p.m. The drive culminates at the Stampede Arena for the Cowboy Chuckwagon Feed and Stampede Idol Contest.

The Stampede Rodeo Committee is pleased as punch to announce the hiring of Korkow Rodeos out of Pierre, SD, as this year’s stock contractor. Jim and T.J. Korkow carry on the tradition of Jim’s father, Erv Korkow – a tradition of outstanding bucking stock and rodeo production since 1947. Korkow Rodeos has a 60-year strong breeding program raising 90 percent of their own bucking stock. They’ve raised the likes of “Slippery,” PRCA’s 2006 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year. Korkow Rodeos have had broncs and bulls at prestigious rodeos that include: the Pendleton Round-Up, Pendleton, OR; Guymon, OK; Puyallup and Bremerton, WA; Jackson, MS; and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, NV. Korkow Rodeos remains one of only three contracting companies that have had stock chosen for every NFR since its inception in 1959.

The Burke Junior Rodeo always settles in on the third Saturday in August, this year will be held Aug. 20. This event is a great day for little cowboys and cowgirls and all for the big cowboys and cowgirls who get to help and watch them.

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When local druggist and cowboy Jerry “Hutch” Hutchison and recruits set their hands and minds to building the pipe and sucker rod arena in Burke, SD, they had only one goal in mind: to make a place for kids to play, a place where “the outside of a horse could be good for the inside of a kid.” Never in his wildest dreams did Hutch imagine that arena would become home to the largest amateur rodeo in the Midwest, to a High School Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, and now this year, a two-day 4-H Rodeo. The Burke Riding Club, led by President Marlan Wiedman, is pleased to announce the 2011 Rodeo lineup. Hold on to your hats ’cause this year’s rodeo line-up might just blow you away.

The High School Rodeo season opener happens right here in Burke, home to the third leg of the Triple Crown Rodeo Series, on Sunday, May 1. Admission is free and the kids are always great to watch.

Local promoter Kasey Hanson literally “took the bull by the horns” and organized a first ever 4-H Rodeo in Burke. It will be a two-day rodeo, June 17-18. Again, admission is free, and the kids are great to watch.

July is Stampede Rodeo time – July 15-17 at 7 p.m. each day. The “Trail to the Stampede Longhorn cattle drive” is back again, and will start somewhere west of Gregory, SD on July 13. About noon on July 14, the drive will move down Gregory’s main street en route to Burke’s main street around 4:30 p.m. The drive culminates at the Stampede Arena for the Cowboy Chuckwagon Feed and Stampede Idol Contest.

The Stampede Rodeo Committee is pleased as punch to announce the hiring of Korkow Rodeos out of Pierre, SD, as this year’s stock contractor. Jim and T.J. Korkow carry on the tradition of Jim’s father, Erv Korkow – a tradition of outstanding bucking stock and rodeo production since 1947. Korkow Rodeos has a 60-year strong breeding program raising 90 percent of their own bucking stock. They’ve raised the likes of “Slippery,” PRCA’s 2006 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year. Korkow Rodeos have had broncs and bulls at prestigious rodeos that include: the Pendleton Round-Up, Pendleton, OR; Guymon, OK; Puyallup and Bremerton, WA; Jackson, MS; and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, NV. Korkow Rodeos remains one of only three contracting companies that have had stock chosen for every NFR since its inception in 1959.

The Burke Junior Rodeo always settles in on the third Saturday in August, this year will be held Aug. 20. This event is a great day for little cowboys and cowgirls and all for the big cowboys and cowgirls who get to help and watch them.

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