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Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo

The Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (SFMRR) started in October 1998 as the Dick Stirling Memorial Team Penning.  Dick Stirling was a lifelong South Dakota rancher, rodeo supporter and family man.  He and his wife, Nancy raised eight children south of Highmore, South Dakota.  Dick had a strong belief in leaving this world a better place than when he found it. Dick lost his courageous battle with lung cancer  on October 10, 1997.  After his passing, his children and grandchildren decided they all wanted to do something that would not only carry on his legacy; but also, touch the lives of those who faced the challenges of fighting cancer. The Dick Stirling Memorial Team Penning was the result of that desire to support the local cancer fighting community.  In 2006, The Team Penning was faced with the challenge of drought and lack of abundant livestock to utilize. This was when it  transformed into the Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (fewer cattle were required). 


(605)222-9165 or (605)295-2057

P.O. Box 695 Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

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