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Wednesday, January 30, 2002 Ramkota Convention Center
Preview Begins At 5:00 p.m. Rapid City, South Dakota

Welcome to this select offering. Each year, we work to bring together items that represent a broad range of artistic disciplines.

Collector pieces that include the Foundation's limited edition print series, The Great American Cowboy, are always popular among bidders.

This year, we are especially pleased to offer the first release of a custom framed print of the Saddle of Independence - commissioned by the Foundation and built by Benton Moore Saddlery, as a tribute and presentation to President George W. Bush and the American People.

Proceeds from the event are used to help fund scholarship programs made available to students from the five-state region of North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska and who are seeking post-secondary education in agriculturally related career fields.

Advance bids on items listed below are also being taken. If we can be of further assistance as you consider participating in the auction, please feel free to contact me at 605-347-2562. See you at the auction!

John Johnson
BHSS Foundation Director, Western Auction Chairman

*The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation expresses its thanks to those artisans who donate in full or part to the Western Auction.

[For more background information, see News Release on the Western Auction.]

1. *SweetWater Saddlery
      Email: saddleup@palouse.com  Web: www.sweetwatersaddlery.com 

2002 Bridle: # 38 Old Style Headstall closely resembling one from 1927. Scalloped cheeks, browband and noseband stamped with an extra-fine basket stamp and then lined. The browband features a solid Sterling Silver 1 1/4" concho on each side. The noseband is stamped with BHSS Foundation 2002. Jeremiah Watt stainless steel bit with a 2" spooned floral port and copper inlay on the mouthpiece. Reins are rounded and lined split reins with a border stamp to match the headstall. *Donated in Full

Purchased for $700 by Dan and Paula Warren, Rapid City.


2. *Benton Moore Saddlery  Groesbeck, Texas
       Email: bentonmooresaddlery@glade.net

Stockmanís Special: 2002 BHSS Foundation Saddle:  This saddle is constructed on a 15 1/2 ď bullhide covered wade tree with a well-defined horn for roping. The saddle has a 4Ē cantle with a straight rawhide roll, saddle strings and trimmed with silver conchos. Tooling is a barbed wire and basket weave pattern. This saddle will fit all ranch horses and give a comfortable ride for hours!  *Donated in Full.

Purchased for $5,400 by 24 friends and bull customers of Calvin & Mary Blair in establishing a memorial scholarship endowment. Donated back and selling again for $1,800 purchased by Ron Wetz, Red Owl, SD.

3. *Mick Harrison

"Dash for the Cottonwoods" Beautiful custom framed print, (1 of 250), of band of horses crossing the Cheyenne River. *Donated in Full.    Framing Donated in Part: High Plains Gallery, Spearfish, SD

Purchased for $700 by Capco Cattle Company.

4. Crossfire Silver  Sturgis, SD

Pair of Men's Spurs with silver overlay and engraving.

Purchased for $350 by Dakota Hills Shoeing, Sturgis, SD.

5. Crossfire Silver  Sturgis, SD

 Womanís Sterling Silver Bracelet with gold overlay and fully engraved.

Purchased for $700 by Mike Rypkema, Rapid City.

6. Crossfire Silver  Sturgis, SD

 Menís Sterling Silver Money Clip with gold overlay (matches bracelet above).

Purchased for $500 by Mike Rypkema.

7. *Tony Chytka  Belle Fourche, SD
       Email: pchytka@blackhills.com 

"Cattle Baron" One of one, original bronze. *Donated in Full.

 Purchased for $3,600 by Capco Cattle Company, Rapid City, SD.

8.  Brickyard 400 NASCAR Race   Indianapolis, IN

Includes airfare, lodging, two race day tickets.

Purchased for $1,600 by Bob Scull.

9.  *Western South Dakota Buckaroos  Rapid City, SD

*Limited Edition Book. ROUNDUP YEARS - Old Muddy To The Black Hills
Trace the stories and history of the great cattle years in the country from the Missouri to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Autographed by author Brent Hall.  *Donated in Full

 Purchased for $300 by Dodge Rodeo.

10. * Mt. Rushmore Angus Ranch  Hermosa, SD

Two vials of  five straws of semen from WB Atlantic Merit.  Named Show Bull of the Year by American Angus Association. *Donated in Full

One vial purchased for $500 by Bob and Becky Tiedeman.

One vial purchased for $500 by Eldon Krebs, Gordon, Neb.

11. *BHSS Foundation  Rapid City, SD

Limited Edition Print. Second in Great American Cowboy Series. Tribute to saddle bronc champion T.C. Holloway and country music recording artist Kyle Evans. Titled Born Free. Custom framed & plated. *Donated in part by: Farm Credit Services of America and framing donated in part by Perfect Hanging Gallery, both of Rapid City, SD. *Custom Framing of  BHSS Foundation copy Donated In Full by Doug Draine, Sturgis, SD.
For more information see The Great American Cowboy Press Release.


Purchased for $2,400 by: Blakeís Trailer Sales & Repair, Warren Windows & Supply, Baumeister Construction, Denny Selting, Brad Estes, Dakota Truck Sales, Smokiní Joes, American State Bank, Bloom Dentistry, Linweld Welding Supply, Valley Storage, all of Rapid City and Tilford Gulch Campground, Tilford, Dakota Hills Hunting, Sturgis. 

Donated back and selling again for $700 purchased by Johnny Holloway, Eagle Butte, SD

12. BHSS Foundation  Rapid City, SD

2003 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo Vacation Package. Includes lodging, meals, rodeo tickets, gift certificates.

Purchased for $300 by Ken Kirkeby, Rapid City.

13. *Landstrom's Black Hills Gold   Rapid City, SD:

Specially Created For The Foundation.   Matching Black Hills Gold & Sterling Silver pendant, earrings and barrette*Donated in Full

Purchased for $600 by Mike Rypkema.

14. *BHSS Foundation  Rapid City, SD:

First Offering of Limited Edition Print featuring commissioned saddle presented as tribute to 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush and the American people.
Titled: Saddle of Independence. A historical commemorative item. Beautifully custom framed. * Donated in Full. * Framing Donated in Part By: Perfect Hanging Gallery, Rapid City, SD

Purchased for $2,100 by the Rypkema sisters, Janet, Joan and Carole in establishing the Eddie Rypkema Memorial Scholarship Endowment. 

Donated back and selling again for $1,200 to Jerry and Margy Kjerstad, Piedmont, SD.

16.  *Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse, SD

Memorial Bronze.  This 6 inch high bronze sculpture in the round of Crazy Horse Monument is beautifully mounted on a 1 inch high piece of polished flatrock, carved from the top of the historic monument.      *Donated in Full

Purchased for $500 by Dakota Hills Hunting, Sturgis, SD.


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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.