South Dakota rodeo stock recognized |

South Dakota rodeo stock recognized

The Sutton family accepts the awards for Bareback Horse, Saddle Bronc Horse and Bull categories for the Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Year. Courtesy photo
Kerri Allardyce |

Sutton Rodeo Co. of Onida, SD, received recognition in all three categories of Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Year. 303 Crystalyx, 420 Chuckulator and 22 Crystal Springs Peach won the categories of Bareback Horse, Saddle Bronc Horse, and Bull, respectively, and were all repeat winners from 2011.

Crystalyx is a nine-year-old black stud horse. Chuckulator, an eight-year-old bay stocking-legged stud, is also used as a Bareback horse. He won Bareback of the Circuit Finals in 2011, the first horse to win both Bareback and Saddle Bronc awards in the same year. He bucked at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2010 and 2011, being selected as a Top Ten Saddle Bronc both years. Crystal Springs Peach is a six-year-old, orange and white high horned Brahma, purchased by the Sutton family at the Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale in Las Vegas, NV. He has a buck-off rate of 82 percent, having been rode only four out of 22 trips. He is partly owned by the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo committee.

The Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo is pro rodeo’s regional championship for the states of North and South Dakota, and is hosted each year by the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo in Minot, ND. This year’s event was held Oct. 4-7 and champions were crowned in each rodeo event. Sutton Rodeo’s Crystalyx was awarded top Bareback Horse of the Finals and Sandman was awarded top Bucking Bull of the Finals. For more information, visit www. F

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