Stray Gathering set to kick off stock show|
- January 25, 2017
RAPID CITY, SD – If you’re a rancher, you do stray gathering for a living. Leave it to a cowboy to make a competition out of chore work which is what the Black Hills Stock Show Stray Gathering is – a competition with a hefty payout and a chance for fans to put some money in their pocket too.
Set for Friday, January 27, 2017, 40 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams, each consisting of four members, will head, heel and tie for the fastest times. Each team will break into two pairs with the objective to rope and tie two steers in a two-minute time limit. That takes riders and horses who know what they’re doing.
This year, the top 10 men’s teams and top three women’s teams will advance to a finals. As part of the fun, a Calcutta will be held on the teams where those in the audience can bid on the team they think will win. Teams can also bid on themselves.
Entries start at 5:00pm with the event getting underway at 7:00pm. The night wraps up with live music by Brandon Jones and the Thirsty Fish. It’s a great kickoff for stock show events at the Kjerstad Event Center. For more information and schedules go to blackhillsstockshow.com