Black Hills Stock Show updates Rapid City Council
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Attendees and participants in the 62nd annual Black Hills Stock Show can expect several changes, the Rapid City council was told on Tuesday.
Black Hills Stock Show General Manager Ron Jeffries provided the update during the regular meeting.
For starters, the Truck Defender horse sale will be held at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds. Moving into the horse sale’s place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is the first youth livestock show. The event will be a junior point show, open to some 13 breeds of steers and heifers.
“Anywhere we go when we go to look at stock shows, that youth element is huge,” said Jeffries. “It’s huge for two reasons. First off, for anybody who will invest in kids for the future of their own show. But really people don’t start showing livestock at age 30. They start when they’re young, so if we don’t start them and support them when they’re young at the Black Hills Stock Show, we may not have them to show as they mature into their own ranches somewhere down the line.”
Another event visitors can look forward to is the Wild Ride, where a dozen horseback riders will come out in costumes and compete for a cash prize. The show is excited to announce two female contestants have already entered the event.