Sutton Rodeo & Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Celebrate 40 Years

The Sutton family. Left to Right: Jim, Julie, Kim, Steve, Alyssa & Brice Sutton, Amy, Steven & Shaden Muller; Roz Beaton & Brent Sutton


There’s no doubt about it — the Sutton name has become synonymous with rodeo across the nation.

This year, this elite South Dakota rodeo family will celebrate its 40th anniversary of running the PRCA rodeo that accompanies the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Suttons plan to commemorate the special occasion with plenty of surprise performances at the 2017 event.

“To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re bringing some special events to the rodeo schedule,” said Kim Sutton, Sutton Rodeo publicity and marketing. “Attendees will be able to watch freestyle bullfighting, North American trick riding, mounted shooting, bull teeter totter and wild horse racing this year. These events both honor our history and promote the future of this rodeo. We are always looking for ways to make the show bigger and better, and we look forward to many more years with the Civic Center.”

This year the rodeo takes on a new identity, as Rodeo Rapid City. It will run Jan. 27-Feb. 4, still in the Barnett Arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Nominated 17 times for the PRCA’s “Large Indoor Rodeos of the Year,” winning in 2002 and 2003, this annual event, together with the Black Hills Stock Show, brings hundreds of thousands of people to the Rapid City area each year.

Despite the wild success of the stock show and rodeo, it sprung from humble beginnings and an idea brought to life by rodeo stock contractor, Jim Sutton.

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