- Clint Johnson Bronze Statue Unveiling
- Clint and his family, along with sculptor, TR Chytka, will be in attendance
- Kids Rodeo Carnival
- Grab your stick ponies and get ready to race! Kids can buy a wristband for unlimited play in our barrel race, stick pony race, steer roping, blindfold branding, and other events! Prizes awarded for top placers in "timed events!"
- Live Music
- Enjoy musical entertainment provided by award winning recording artists Del Shields and Eli Barsi
- Branding Party
- Leave a lasting legacy on the timbers of the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center by placing your brand. Call Kalyn (605-494-1094) for pricing and to RSVP
Bronze Unveiling: The large bronze of 4-time World Champion Bronc Rider Clint Johnson on Kicking Bear will be unveiled at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center’s Sculpture Garden on August 10, 2019 at 5:00pm (central time).
This statue will accompany the current two bronze statues of 6-time and 5-time World Champions Casey Tibbs and Billy Etbauer (respectively).
Get your bronze replica of 4-time World Champion Clint Johnson on Kicking Bear!
Limited 18’X16” numbered replicas. Replica mounted on high quality wood base with engraved brass nameplate. Created by nationally famous sculptor, T.R. Chytka, a South Dakota rancher and former champion bull rider. Gift certificates available. Replicas of all three statues are available. The unveilding will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 along with the 10-year Anniversary of the Rodeo Center. Other activities to be announced.
New Bronze Statue of "Casey Tibbs on The Old Gray Mare"
This statue was placed early June 2018. This statue of 6 Time World Champion Bronc Rider Casey Tibbs was the second sculpture placed in the Sculpture Garden. The first statue of 5 Time World Champion Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer was placed in 2013.
The museum also displays two large bronze statues inside; all statues are created by T.R. Chytka of Belle Fourche. Once complete, this will highlight the top three bronc riders in South Dakota.
Small replicas of all three outdoor statues are available. Call for more information: 605-494-1094.
About the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center:
The Center is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars.
Ride the virtual bronc and see how long 8 seconds can be!
Watch the famous rides and interviews of the 19 World Champions from South Dakota!
View the video that highlights rodeo - South Dakota's State Sport!
Take photos in western clothing.
In this classy two-level museum, you can see the extensive memorabilia of icons Casey Tibbs, 9-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and Mattie Goff Newcombe, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920s, and many other world champions. See displays that range from the Little Britches, through 4-H, High School Rodeo, College and beyond.
We can provide personal tours to groups big and small. Our parking lot is easilly accessible by tour buses and RV's. We can even package a museum tour with a lunch, dinner or social hour complete with appetizers and bar beverages, when arranged in advance.
The Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center is a non-partisan, non-profit business. We do NOT favor for or against any political party. Our By-Laws prohibit the Rodeo Center from being used for political gain. Any filming in or around the Rodeo Center is not permitted.
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