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BHSS Stallion Row moves to Kjerstad Event Center


F.Ganje - January 10, 2020

RAPID CITY, SD – When organizers of the Black Hills Stock Show were considering moving all horse-related events to the Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds, one of the considerations was a popular – yet often somewhat in the background display – Stallion Row.

Dean Johnson, Vale, SD, a long-time supporter and volunteer (and the stock shows ” Horse Person of the Year” in 2018) says being able to bring Stallion Row changes the dynamics – not only for consignors – but to the viewing public as well.

“Stallion Row is another major part of moving to the Kjerstad Event Center,” he observes.  “Participation from breeders has been limited at the civic center just because there was no room.  With this move we’ll be able to expand.”

Stallion Row is an opportunity for regional stallion owners to showcase their breeding programs and stallions. Horses  are stalled at the Central States Fairgrounds the first weekend of the stock show and are previewed each day prior to the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale.  Stallion Row Previews are held Friday., Jan. 31st and Sat., Feb. 1st at 1:20 to 2:00pm and are on display to the public throughout the day.

Stallion Row is great place to get more information on the different programs and allows for customers to see, discuss and visit with these stallion owners about the potential to incorporated their genetics in upcoming foals.

According to Johnson there is still more to be done in terms of settling  Stallion Row into its new location.  “There is still a limiting factor on growth just because there is only so much time between previews and when sales start to get those stallions presented and promoted,” he observes, adding, “But the truth of the matter is that we have a waiting list for horses. Stallion Row will always be full.”

Stallion Row is free to the public.

See 2020 Stallion Row Catalog Here



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