Where can you have a day of history, stick pony racing, branding and bronc ridin'? In Fort Pierre on Saturday, June 4th at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center:
Free admission into the museum 10:00-5:00
2:00-5:00 Branding - Burn your brand into the outdoor timbers of the Rodeo Center! Join the hundreds of brands on site. Call staff for prices.
2:30 Book signing and historical presentation by Melvin Arthur Anderson (free to the public)
Author of October Storm Atlas: HELL ON EARTH-includes journals and photos of the October 3, 2013 snow storm.
Anderson's book also describes the events and catastrophic losses of livestock and humans going back as far as 1800.
4:00 Stick pony races- Enter a child into the race for $25. Children get to keep their sound-activated horse after the race. First place prizes awarded and winners announced at the Match of Champions that evening.
Events at the Stanley County Fairgrounds:
5:30 The Steak Fry (grilled sirloin steak and trimmings) $15 for all ages. Steak fry tickets are available only at the fairgrounds.
7:00 23rd Annual Match of Champions Bronc Ride
Top bronc riders compete against the top bucking stock in the Midwest!
Advanced tickets: $15 and Gold Buckle reserved & padded seats: $35.(includes tax) available now at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center. Cash, check and major credit cards accepted. Tickets cannot be held without payment. Phone order tickets will be held at the Rodeo Center until 4:00 Saturday, June 4.
Tickets at the gate that day: $20.
All attendees will receive a collectors program.
Children age 10 and under are FREE.
Update (April 28) on the Floating Horses Documentary: Projected completion date will be June or July 2016. We will be working closely with Producer Justin Koehler to coordinate a preview of the film locally this summer! Koehler has travelled across the United States and interviewed scores of Casey's relatives, friends and other rodeo greats. Watch our website, Facebook page and other advertising for the film showing date and times.
The Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center is located near the Verendrye Monument in Fort Pierre, South Dakota is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars.
With an extensive collection of the memorabilia and collections of icons Casey Tibbs, 9 times World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and Mattie Goff Newcombe, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920s, this museum provides a historical view into the rich culture which has made rodeo such an important part of South Dakota history.