Team penning and ranch rodeo added to SD State Fair

Farm Forum

HURON, S.D. – A team penning and ranch rodeo have been added to the South Dakota State Fair’s performance horse schedule, making for a full schedule of events in the Hippodrome and North Arena.

The team penning will be held in the North Arena on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. There is guaranteed $500 added money. Pre-entry is available but not required. Pre-enter by contacting Barb Hammerstrom at 605-359-3196. Teams can also enter the day of the event by noon. For more information, contact Gary Garbe at 605-461-3924 or Clinton Olinger at 605-770-1157. Team penning is sponsored by Garbe Cattle & Gravel and Olinger Trucking.

The ranch rodeo will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Hippodrome. There is guaranteed $5,000 added money. There is a limit of 16 teams. Pre-entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Aug. 19. Events include Wild Cow Milking, Rope Mug Tying and Stray Gathering. The top four teams will advance to the Short Go. For more information, contact Ron Hins at 605- 354-1532 or Matt Moser at 605-968-4636.The ranch rodeo is sponsored by Double D Western Wear, Sand Creek Vet Clinic, Mack Steel, NTA, Premier Equipment, NAPA, Shawn & Sheri Thelen, Boomsma Trucking, Jensen Feed, Huron Vets, Carlson’s Northside, HTI and WW Tire Service.

More information on all events can be found on the SD State Fair website,, under the Special Events section.