The South Dakota 4-H State Finals Rodeo is held each year in Fort Pierre on the Stanley County Fairgrounds.
South Dakota’s largest youth rodeo was held at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Ft Pierre, featuring SD’s finest youth rodeo athletes ages 8-18. The 530 qualifiers earn the right to compete at the finals by placing in the top 4 in their event at one of 35 regional 4H Rodeos held throughout the summer. Events include Tie Down Roping, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Cattle Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Ribbon Roping, Barrel Racing, Flag Race, Pole Bending. Awarded at the Finals Rodeo: Twenty-five trophy saddles, 76 buckles, go-around awards, and multiple scholarships.
Youth qualify for the South Dakota 4-H State Finals Rodeo, through competition and placing at regional rodeos held throughout SD.