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. Texas, Wyoming, and Florida also recognize rodeo as their official state sport. All State Sports
Many rodeos are scheduled in South Dakota between March and October; events include bareback riding, barrel racing, calf roping, team roping and penning, goat tying, bull riding and steer wrestling.