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.
The Indian Rodeo on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota is a rodeo for Native Americans to showcase their cowboy and cowgirl skills. The rodeo took place on a remote part of the Pine Ridge Reservation, but was well organized and featured all the events that any rodeo would feature. There was barrel racing, roping, bareback bronc riding, and bull riding to name a few of the events. I was very honored to have a chance to see this rodeo first hand.
The Interior Rodeo in South Dakota is located just outside of the Badlands National Park. The rodeo arena sits on the outside of the town with the Badlands as a backdrop making for some compelling photos. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this rodeo in 2011. It was a full feature rodeo with barrel racing, calf roping, bronc busting, and bull riding. There was a very entertaining clown that was mic’d up during the event. This is one rodeo I wish to return to someday.