News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, June 5

Special needs children will have an opportunity to do a little rodeoing themselves when the South Dakota State High School Finals Rodeo comes to Belle Fourche, June 13-18. It’s the second year for the event, scheduled for June 17. The special rodeo takes place from 10 a.m. to noon (MT) and will pair a rodeo contestant with special needs youngsters in a series of rodeo activities. Activities include horse and non-horse events including roping activities, a bucking machine, stick horse races and a petting zoo. There will be something there for all ages and abilities.

There were 25 PRCA rodeos held this past week and the total payoff at the rodeos was $1,229,896.

I was right there waiting by a gate when Salty, an appaloosa Shetland pony, bucked me off (when he was 4 years old). I must have gotten back on, because I ended up riding saddle broncs for 25 years.

– Stock contractor Marty Barnes said to the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal about his first memory of the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo, a rodeo his late parents, Bob and Donita Barnes made famous. The Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo concluded June 3.

Courtesy of PRCA