Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center

Bronze Statue

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The Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden and Billy Etbauer bronze statue was built in 2013. This garden, overlooking the mighty Missouri River, was created to memorialize South Dakota’s rodeo greats.


We are currntly seeking funding to complete the garden which will feature Casey Tibbs and Clint Johnson. Interested parties can contact the Rodeo Center management staff.

The Etbauer bronze is the first of three that was  placed in the garden. Two other bronzes of Casey Tibbs and Mattie Goff Newcombe are displayed inside the Rodeo Center.



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 Sculptor Tony Chytka has crafted  15-inch high by 12-inch wide replicas of the large bronze. Each maquette is numbered by the sculptor and have the sculptor’s signature on the bronze base. It will be mounted on a high quality wood base with an engraved brass nameplate.

 Price: $2,500 (includes crating and shipping). A 50% down payment is required with the order (or full payment accepted). The buyer will be invoiced for the remaining payment 60 days prior to delivery. Call Cindy or Kathy for more information: 605-494-1094.


Contact the Rodeo Center for more information: 605-494-1094.