2019 Match of Champions Bronc Ride will be Saturday, June 1st. Tickets go on sale May 1st.
Now in its’ 26th year, the Match of Champions hosts the country's top bronc riders as they compete against the best bucking stock in the Midwest.
"Floating Horses - The Life of Casey Tibbs" is now available for purchase on Amazon! $19.99 plus shipping
Just in time for Christmas! For those of you who don't have computer access, most local libraries have computers and internet access, or pull one of your grand kids aside and they can link you to where you can order. If you order anything on Amazon Smile, it will ask you if you want a non-profit to benefit from your purchase and you have a choice to click on the Casey Tibbs Foundation.
We do NOT currently have DVD's for sale in our gift shop. Amazon is the only place you can purchase a DVD from. Click on this link:
Special guests at the Rodeo Center in October:
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Mike Taylor, Foster Friess, Red Steagall and Mike Ingram. Staff Cindy Bahe and Pam Shonrock shown in the middle.
Great Photo Opp!
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 was Sanctioned as PRCA Event
For the first time in its’ 25 years, the Casey Tibbs “Match of Champions” bronc ride was an official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event. The event was held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.
As the largest American rodeo association in the world, the PRCA endorses particular rodeos across the United States, and as far away as Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Top competitors in each of the circuit rodeo events compete for points at PRCA events held during the year.
The top money winners in each PRCA discipline earn a trip to the annual December championship National Finals Rodeo(NFR) held in Las Vegas. The PRCA maintains extremely high standards for the contestants and stock to maximize entertainment, providing the attendees with an enhanced and exciting event.
The 2019 Match of Champions will be held the first Saturday of the month in June.
New Large Bronze Statue placed at the Rodeo Center in June 2018!
The large bronze of 6-time World Champion Bronc Rider Casey Tibbs on The Old Gray Mare was placed in June 2018.This statue accomanpies the bronze statue of 5-time Bronc Rider Champion Billy Etbauer which was placed in 2011. A large statue of 4-time World Champion Clint Johnson will be placed in 2019. Upon placement of the third statue, the Sculpture Garden will highlight the top three World Champion Bronc Riders of South Dakota.
Get your limited-edition, replica of the Casey Tibbs statue!
- Limited edition replica of the large bronze statue of Casey Tibbs riding The Old Gray Mare which will be placed outside in the Sculpture Garden in 2018. The large bronze will be 3/4 scale.
- 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
- Each 18" X 16" bronze replica is numbered by sculptor.
- Purchases of the small replicas will help offset the cost of the large sculptures.
- Gift certificates available.
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