Rodeos in South Dakota.

Iron County Fair PRCA Rodeo 2019 in Parowan, Utah.

Iron County Fair 2019 | Parowan, Utah

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go see the PRCA Rodeo at the Iron County Fair. As you can see from the pages of this blog that I’m a big fan of rodeos. I start photographing them in late 2010 while living in Huron, South Dakota. Throughout my moving around in the Dakotas from Dickinson, North Dakota and onto Rapid City, South Dakota, I always made sure to attend the local rodeos during the summer months. Those days are some of the best days I can remember looking through my view finder.

So, I was very glad to see that a PRCA rodeo was going to be happening just up the rode from Cedar City while we were going to be staying there. I couldn’t get up to the fence like I used to and get those killer close up shots. I took some with my zoom lens from the stadium seats. It was the experience of being at a rodeo that made all the difference.

I also took some shots around the fair grounds. I wish I could have spent so,e more time meandering through the carnival rides, games, and food trucks taking many more photos. But, I got a few keepers and it made the trip worthwhile.

Foothills Bull Bash, Wessington Springs, South Dakota

Foothills Bull Bash Wessington Springs, South Dakota

The Foothills Bull Bash in Wessington Springs, South Dakota was event of non stop action. True to its name is was nothing but bull riding. I had a great time photographing this event. I arrived early and reserved my spot next to the arena and shot away. For more info on this event click here.

South Dakota State Fair Barrel Racing | Huron South Dakota

The South Dakota Fair in Huron, South Dakota wouldn’t be complete without barrel racing. While living in Huron I attended the state fair and took some photos of the barrel racing. The barrel racing was held indoors with questionable lighting. I was able to get some great motion shots. For more info on the South Dakota State Fair click here.

South Dakota State Fair Barrel Racing, Huron South Dakota
South Dakota State Fair Barrel Racing, Huron South Dakota
South Dakota State Fair Barrel Racing, Huron South Dakota