The 2018 Tribute Dinner IS SOLD OUT! We had maximum seating of 250. We will be placing names on a waiting list should someone forego their tickets.
Rodeo Cowgirl Great: Kristi Lensegrav-Birkeland
Rodeo Cowboy Great: Jake Rinehart
Past Rodeo Great: Steve Mowry
Rodeo Promoter: Raymond W. Sutton Sr.
Ranch Cowboy Family: Glen & Yvonne Hollenbeck
Rodeo Animal Athlete: Frenchmans Guy owned by Bill and Deb Myers
Casey Tibbs Inducted into the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame
Casey Tibbs was inducted into the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame in July 2018. Pictured is Casey's good friend Grace Mulloy receiving the plaque honoring Casey. The plaque was donated to the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre and is now on display.
Casey Tibbs Foundation to honor six nominees (click here)
Get your bronze replica of 4-time World Champion Clint Johnson on Kicking Bear!
The large bronze of 4-time World Champion Bronc Rider Clint Johnson on Kicking Bear will be placed at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center’s Sculpture Garden in 2019. This statue will accompany the current two bronze statues of 6-time and 5-time World Champions Casey Tibbs and Billy Etbauer (respectively). Limited 18’X16” numbered replicas. Replica mounted on high quality wood base with engraved brass nameplate. Created by nationally famous sculptor, T.R. Chytka, a South Dakota rancher and former champion bull rider. Gift certificates available. Replicas of all three statues are available.
Great Photo Opp! Remember your trip to Western South Dakota with a western photo of yourself!
Dress up in western or prairie clothes and get your photos taken in front of our new enhanced 17-foot mural of downtown Fort Pierre!
You can take photos with your cell phone or our staff can take your photo and email it to you - or - better yet, we can mail the photo in a cardstock frame to your address. Fees: $10/person or groups of 6-10: $50. Hard copy of photo and cardstock frame: addtional $15/photo. Talk to our staff for more details. in western or prairie clothes and get your photos taken in front of our new enhanced 17-foot mural of downtown Fort Pierre!
Casey Tibbs “Match of Champions” Bronc Ride & Bronze Unveiling Events Draw Crowds
Sanctioned as a PRCA Event for the first time, the 25th Annual Match of Champions on June 2nd was a great success with 1,700 attending! We had the top 10 out of the top twenty bronc riders in the nation, and four World Champions in Fort Pierre. Congratulations to Wade Sundell who won the Match for the fourth time!
The 2019 Match of Champions will be held on Saturday, June 1.
New Bronze Statue of "Casey Tibbs on The Old Gray Mare"
This statue was placed early June 2018. This statue of 6 Time World Champion Bronc Rider Casey Tibbs was the second sculpture placed in the Sculpture Garden. The first statue of 5 Time World Champion Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer was placed in 2013. A third bronze of 4 Time World Champion Clint Johnson will be placed in 2019. The museum also displays two large bronze statues inside; all statues are created by T.R. Chytka of Belle Fourche. Once complete, this will highlight the top three bronc riders in South Dakota.
Small replicas of all three outdoor statues are available. Call for more information: 605-494-1094.
Get your bronze replica of Casey Tibbs riding The Old Gray Mare
Limited edition, numbered 18" X 16" bronze replica will be 3/4 scale. Only 100 will be produced.
·Replica mounted on high quality wood base with engraved brass nameplate.
·Created by nationally famous sculptor, T.R. Chytka, a Belle Fourche, SD rancher and former champion bull rider.
·Replicas #11-100 are $2,500. Add $100 for crating and shipping.
·Replicas #1-10 are $3,500-$5,000 plus $100 for crating and shipping.
·50% down payment upon order.
·Purchases of the small replicas will help offset the cost of the large sculptures at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.
About the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center:
The Center is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars.
Ride the virtual bronc and see how long 8 seconds can be!
Watch the famous rides and interviews of the 19 World Champions from South Dakota!
View the video that highlights rodeo - South Dakota's State Sport!
Take photos in western clothing.
In this classy two-level museum, you can see the extensive memorabilia of icons Casey Tibbs, 9-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and Mattie Goff Newcombe, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920s, and many other world champions. See displays that range from the Little Britches, through 4-H, High School Rodeo, College and beyond.
We can provide personal tours to groups big and small. Our parking lot is easilly accessible by tour buses and RV's. We can even package a museum tour with a lunch, dinner or social hour complete with appetizers and bar beverages, when arranged in advance.
"Beautifully done! I so enjoyed the whole experience." -Linda W., Peoria, AZ
"Great! Worth the trip!" -Don S., Medicine Hat, Alberta
"Rodeo, Cowboys- perfect. Good museum. Glad we had a chance to see this." - John & Carotta J. , Woodbury, MN
"Terrific place. Long live Rodeo!" George & Debbie G., Hendersonville, TN
"Very fun fund! We stumbled upon a great museum while exploring Pierre!" - Kent & Elizabeth Woodfin, Alamo, GA
"Outstanding history of rodeo and a very nice museum! Enjoyed!"-Kathy O., Guntersville, AL
"It was a great find! Enjoyed the museum!" - Jerry & RoseMary M., Belen, NM