Black Hills Stock Show® Ranch Rodeo field set
The Black Hills Stock Show® Ranch Rodeo will feature 63 teams competing for the coveted title of Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo Champions. “This is the second most entries we have ever had for the original Ranch Rodeo at the Black Hills Stock Show®,” says Kevin Schmidt, chair of the Ranch Rodeo Committee. The previous record for entries was 70 for last year’s show.
The Black Hills Stock Show® Ranch Rodeo is a true test of who is the best cowboy since the competitors compete in ranch like chores but at breakneck speed. The preliminary events will begin Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds. Fifty-one of the teams will be eliminated in the preliminary round if they aren’t up to the challenge.
The top 12 teams will complete in the Ranch Rodeo Finals in an effort to win part of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. “We added championship saddles last year and this year we have added a saddle for the best horse,” Schmidt says.
Draggin Three Performance Horses, the defending champions from Baker, Mont., will be back to try to win the hardware again. This year the Central States Fair Ranch Rodeo Champions from Philip Livestock will be among the teams trying to unseat them.
Tickets are available for the original Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo at the BHSS Office or online at http://www.blackhillsstockshow.com
Produced by Central States Fair, Inc., the Black Hills Stock Show began in 1959 as a venue to promote quality cattle in the region. Black Hills Stock Show has since grown into a national showcase of horse and cattle genetics, as well as top quality competitions throughout the week-long event.
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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the Oct. 23, 2021, edition of Tri-State Livestock News