|BHSS Ranch Rodeo offers best look at cowboyin'
|Black Hills Stock Show|
- January 24, 2017
Rapid City, SD – It’s the top of the line; the crème’ de’ la’ crème; the birthplace of ranch rodeo in these parts. Nobody does it better than the Black Hills Stock Show when it comes the popular competition between ranch cowboys and cowgirls. Set for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Kjerstad Event Center, this arena action promises to be the best yet, according to stock show general manager Ron Jeffries.
"It continues to grow every year and it's a great family event, " he observes. "You get to see a lot of people and names you'll know. It has become as much a social event as a competitive and entertainment event."
Organizers say the location on the fairgrounds is a better set up for contestants and what they need to compete and for those who are fortunate enough to have tickets – it’s easier access to their seats.
"We have access to parking in close proximity to the facility. And we also run shuttles to and from the event location."
At the Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo, the three top winning teams from the previous year are invited back. They and 67 other teams compete throughout the day. Four person teams from the Dakotas, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota and Canada will be in the arena beginning at 8a.m., competing in steer loading, range doctoring, and stray gathering.
It’s one big neighboring kind of gathering, says Jeffries. That’s one of the things that makes the Black Hills Stock Show ranch rodeo so much fun. It’s also a rodeo kind of event that attracts a lot of folks from town. And organizers have added elements to enhance the overall spectator experience as well.
"We accomodate everyone we can," says Jeffries of what is often times a sell out crowd. "We have the video board for replays and work hard at making it a guest friendly event."
The Ranch Rodeo Finals will see the 12 top teams compete for prize money and bragging rights. For tickets to the Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Kjerstad Event Center, go on line to blackhillsstockshow.com.