"Preserving the Legacy...

...Investing in the Future."








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People interested in preserving the western legacy and heritage
and who will invest in a brighter future for youth, communities and industry




For Team sign-ups, deadlines, etc, contact Lynn Husman, BHSSF President at 605-391-9021

Hope to see you at the ELKS CLUB GOLF COURSE, SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017.


SDHSRA 2017 Scholarship Winners


Ellie Moon, Creighton, SD
Trig Olson,
Prairie City, SD

The 2017 BHSS Foundation Scholarship Winners are listed below and it is with pleasure and pride that we announce the eight (8) very deserving students and express our congratulations to one and all:

2017 Category I Scholarship Winners

Kelsey Lensegrav,  Kadoka Area High school, daughter of Ken and Kim Lensegrav

Sarah Vos, Rapid City Central High School, daughter of Wade and Dallas Vox 

Carson Sleep, Spearfish High School, son of Jeff and Jody Sleep

Zane Zilverberg, T.F. Riggs High School, son of Gary and April Zilverberg

Morgan Hoffman, Leola High School, daughter of Brian Hoffman and Denise Waltman

Elle Moon, Wall High School, daughter of Andy and Lisa Moon


2017 Category II Scholarship Winners


Julianna Kari, Bison High School, daughter of John and Veronica Kari

Emma Mesman, T.F Riggs High School, daughter of Lowell and Amy Mesman

The Scholarship Committee wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the very qualified students who submitted applications.  It was an extremely difficult task to select the winners.

2016 State High School Rodeo Scholarship Winners

Payton Eagle, Winner High School, plans to study to be a large animal veterinarian
Roni Jankord,
Castlewood High School, also plans to be a large animal veterinarian

2016 20X  Scholarship Winners

Tanegai Zilverberg, Holabird, SD, T. F. Riggs High School
Ethan Fernau, Fairfax, SD, Burke High School

The Scholarship Committee wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the very qualified students who submitted applications.  It was an extremely difficult task to select the winners.


2017 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo©
Jan. 27 - Feb. 5, 2017

Annual Stockman's Banquet and Ball
featuring the 2017 Black Hills Stock Show Foundation
Stockman's Auction

Click here to view this year's offerings! Click Here

Saturday Jan. 28th, 2017, 6:00 pm

at the Rapid City Best Western Ramkota


HELLO AND WELCOME to the 58th Black Hills Stock Show© from the Board of Directors of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation.  The Holiday Season is upon us, which means it's time to get ready for opening day of the 2017 Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo©.  The Foundation will again be on board with the Stockman's Club welcoming members and guests the full ten (10) days of the Show. With all the associated high energy activities of the Stock Show it is always nice to relax and entertain old friends while making new ones in the welcoming and comfortable atmosphere of the Stockman's Club.


The Foundation will also be presenting the recipients of our six (6) $4000 scholarships at the Annual Fundraiser Stockman's Auction at the BHSS Stockman's Banquet and Ball at 6 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Best Western Ramkota.  Hope to see you there.


Keep an eye here for updates as they become available!

BHSS Stockman's Banquet & Ball
Ramkota Convention Center
January 28, 2017

Auction  Preview at 6 pm
Dinner served at 7 pm

The busy days of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo test the endurance of all who attend. The Stockman’s Banquet and Ball, this year to be held Saturday evening, allows all to draw a deep breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful decor, music, and camaraderie while dining on a fantastic beef meal at the Ramkota Convention Center.  We extend our congratulations to Bob Anderson, Dave Lindblom and Bob Mills for the honors to be bestowed on them during the Banquet and Ball.  They are great representatives for the entire agriculture industry.    [ More ]

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation steps into the spotlight each year during the Banquet and Ball to present the Category I scholarship recipients with their $4000 scholarships. The quantity and quality of the scholarship applications we receive each year is truly incredible and reinforces the caliber of the students soon to be entering our ag-related professional realms. Many of these winning students will pursue South Dakota careers supporting agriculture and the agricultural way of life through a variety of excellent and varied venues. Good luck to all of the winners and know that we will always be proud to have been a part of your educational goals.  [ More ]


The Foundation welcomes


Dakota Plains Auctions back to the Stock Show




will be returning to the theater stage at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for the 2017 BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW©.


Click on the image below

to view this year's auction catalog,

or you can click on the "Bid Online" button to view the online catalog and set up a bidding profile for online bidding


 Bid Online!




Saturday, January 28, 2017
Preview showing from

2pm to 7pm on Friday January 27, 2017


Auction Doors open: 8am

Auction begins: 10am

Inquiries regarding consignment and sale specifics may be directed to
Dakota Plains Auction Co.

email: Dakotaplainsauctions@yahoo.com

Office: 605-717-0158

Rick: 605-209-4322 Margi: 605-342-4300



Join the Foundation Today

We make it easy to become a part of helping kids, families and organizations.

Take a quick trip through our website, request more information regarding the Foundation, a copy of our most recent newsletter, or request an application to become a Stockman’s Club member.

There are so many ways to lend a helping hand. Join us, won’t you?

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For Questions Or For More Information:
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Inc.
444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-718-0810

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a non-profit organization. As part of its mission of "Preserving The Legacy, Investing In The Future,"  the Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth in higher education and organizations, programs and projects that enhance services and education to the public.