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25th Annual Stockman's Auction

Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Ramkota Convention Center 
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. This auction offers collector pieces that include the Foundation's Commemorative Firearm, spurs, bits, tooled leather products, art and decor, and exceptional handcrafted jewelry.

Proceeds from the auction 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, please feel free to contact BHSSF Director Bruce Blair at (605) 347-3124 or (605) 490-2418. See you at the auction!

 - Bruce Blair
BHSS Foundation Director, Stockmanís Auction Chairman

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation expresses its thanks to those artisans who donate in full or part. We also wish to thank Auctioneers Seth Weishaar, Jeff Long, Casey Perman and Chism M. Peterson who donate their time and talent to call the Stockmanís Auction.

Once again the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation will present six $4,000 scholarships during the BHSS Stockmanís Banquet and Ball to very deserving high school seniors. We are proud to help these individuals with their dreams. The money raised during the auction held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Banquet and Ball will help continue the BHSSF scholarship program. We will auction off many beautiful and extraordinary donations that will grace any home or lodge. The discerning cowboy and cowgirl are sure to find something to help them shine like a star. The BHSS and CSF host this event at the Ramkota Best Western, honoring three ag-dedicated individuals from the surrounding area. 

Last year's offerings can be seen

below. This year's selection will begin posting after Thanksgiving


WESTERN FURNITURE - Rustic Oak Rocking Chair, with fabric covered cushions contributed by Freedís Fine Furnishings, a long time supporter of our auction. This beautiful and comfortable chair will enhance any setting.
HORSEHAIR POTTERY VASE - Handmade horsehair pottery vase. The black design is the carbon from strands of horsehair burning into the surface of the clay. Made and contributed by Deb Burckhard, Turning Leaf Design.
GIFT BASKET WITH BRONZE -  Basket includes a bronze monument collectible plus books and DVD's of the history of the monument. Also, passes to the base of the monument. Contributed by Crazy Horse Memorial
WESTERN COLLECTIBLE - Contributed by Dakota Plains Auction Co. Details on this year's item and a photo coming soon.
HANDCRAFTED TOOLED SADDLE - Contributed by BC Carmichael. This year's saddle is shown. More details coming soon.
TONY LAMA BOOTS - Ladiesí. Tan Saigets Worn Goat Black Label 15" Boot w/high snip toe and 2 1/2" elevated heel. Contributed by Tony Lama & Hills Outfitters, Brookings, SD
TONY LAMA BOOTS - Menís 13" Black Smooth Ostrich Exotics Boots w/round toe and standard heel. Contributed by Tony Lama & Hills Outfitters, Brookings, SD
HEREFORD BRED HEIFER - Outstanding commercial Hereford bred heifer. She would be an asset to any herd. Contributed by Cane Creek Cattle Co, (Casey Perman), Mobridge, SD. Last year's heifer is pictured here, details and a photo of this year's offering coming soon.
"HEADING TO WATER" -  "Heading to Water" Signed and numbered limited edition print. Painted and contributed by Kathy Sigle, Spearfish, SD.
ED LAWRENCE SPURS - Incredible single mounted spurs w/high relief silver filigree, 1" rowels and tooled strap stamped BHSSF 2017. Beautiful offering by the incomparable Ed Lawrence. Contributed by Marty Rypkema and Dennis Schmidt.
LADIES CONCEAL AND CARRY BAG -  "Conceal and Carry Hand Bag created and contributed by Kelly of Kelly's Cowgirl Classics. Hair-on cowhide" conceal and carry handbag is specifically designed for the lady who "wants to pack heat".


BHSSF COMMEMORATIVE PISTOL, HOLSTER & AMMO - 5th "BHSSF" Commemorative Firearm, from Benelli/Stoeger Ind. The pistol is an authentic Uberti replica of the 1873 Single-Action Cattleman 45 Colt (7 1/2" barrel) Revolver with A-Grade walnut grips. The Revolver is stainless steel and fully engraved by A&A Engraving. The plating is 24K gold. Jack Gully of K-J Leathers has provided the handcrafted holster and the ammo certificate is provided by Black Hills Ammunition. One of the most popular guns of the "Wild West".
  HANDCRAFTED SADDLE BAGS, 10" - Contributed by M&R Enterprises 
BHSSF 2017 BIT - A new design and a new maker.  This "Tom Balding" Bit is hand-crafted in Sheridan Wyoming of 100% American made materials.  The "Patriot Ace of Spades"© Bit features a brown Patriot© shank with full silver enhancements.  The "Ace of Spades"© Mouth Piece is sweet iron with pure copper rollers. 
"DAYS OF '76" Package - Elegant dining, Luxurious accommodations, "Days of '76" Rodeo Tickets. Fantastic package from Legends Restaurant, Cadillac Jack's Resort and the "Days of '76" Committee.
LADIES OWYHEE JASPER & TURQUOISE NECKLACE - Incredible handcrafted necklace of Freeform Owyhee Jasper and Turquoise set in sterling silver w/genuine Tiger Eye & Jasper gemstones beads, designed and crafted by Ildiko Wagoner and contributed by Roger Wagoner Designs Inc.
STS Men's Black Leather Vest Quality, heavy-duty Cowhide Leather Vest w/quilted lining AND a "conceal carry pocket" plus zippered interior pocket. Size: Large. Contributed by STS Ranchwear of Tell, Texas, and Carroll Leather of Boone, NC.
STS Men's Brown Leather Travel Case  Beautifully enhanced brown leather Dop Bag with multiple interior pockets. Contributed by STS Ranchwear, Tell, Texas, and Carroll Leather, Boone, NC
GUITAR Autographed by GEORGE STRAIT - This Copley CWA-20 Guitar has a spruce top, mahogany back & sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, nickel-plated machine heads with compensated saddle and, most importantly George Straitís, yes, THAT George Straitís autograph. The guitar is contributed by Wrangler and Woody Harwood.
DROP POINT DAMASCUS KNIFE (2.5" blade) with vertical leather sheath. 40 plait braided rawhide full tang handle with walnut dyed interweaves. Contributed by Whit Olson Rawhide Braiding, Canistota, SD
"HELPING HANDS" - Original Sculpture by Tony Chytka/One Horse Studio, 14 inches high. An Original Chytka Bronze of 'Dad and Daughter' sharing a ride or/enjoying some quality time.


To place advance bids, please contact BHSSF Director and Auction Chairman Bruce Blair: (605)347-3124 or (605) 490-2418.


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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.