SD State fair adds team penning, ranch rodeo |

SD State fair adds team penning, ranch rodeo

A team penning and ranch rodeo have been added to the South Dakota State Fair’s performance horse schedule, making for a full schedule of events in the Hippodrome and North Arena.

The team penning will be held in the North Arena on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. There is guaranteed $500 added money. Pre-entry is available but not required. Pre-enter by contacting Barb Hammerstrom at 605-359-3196. Teams can also enter the day of the event by noon. For more information, contact Gary Garbe at 605-461-3924 or Clinton Olinger at 605-770-1157. Team penning is sponsored by Garbe Cattle & Gravel and Olinger Trucking.

The ranch rodeo will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Hippodrome. There is guaranteed $5,000 added money. There is a limit of 16 teams. Pre-entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Aug. 19. Events include Wild Cow Milking, Rope Mug Tying and Stray Gathering. The top four teams will advance to the Short Go. For more information, contact Ron Hins at 605- 354-1532 or Matt Moser at 605-968-4636.The ranch rodeo is sponsored by Double D Western Wear, Sand Creek Vet Clinic, Mack Steel, NTA, Premier Equipment, NAPA, Shawn & Sheri Thelen, Boomsma Trucking, Jensen Feed, Huron Vets, Carlson’s Northside, HTI and WW Tire Service.

More information on all events can be found on the SD State Fair website,, under the Special Events section.

The 2016 SD State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 5. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 31. This year’s theme is “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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