Rodeo

South Dakota State Sport

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Barrel racer in a South Dakota rodeo

A cowgirl competes in a barrel racing competition; photo by South Dakota Department of Tourism on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). All State Sports

Official State Sport of South Dakota

South Dakota designated rodeo as the official state sport in 2003. All State Sports

Many rodeos are scheduled between March and October with events such as bareback riding, barrel racing, calf roping, team roping and penning, goat tying, bull riding and steer wrestling. Texas, Wyoming, and Florida also recognize rodeo as their official state sport.

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Images

Bull rider at rodeo in Deadwood, South Dakota; photo by Jim Accordino on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Bull rider at a rodeo in Deadwood, South Dakota

Frontier Days rodeo in South Dakota Badlands; photo by Jeremiah M. Murphy on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Frontier Days rodeo in South Dakota Badlands