Merck Stray Gathering | Black Hills & Badlands Events

Merck Stray Gathering

  • Merck Stray Gathering
  • Merck Stray Gathering
Event Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us for the Stock Show Kick-Off party with the Stray Gathering and Dance to follow. The event is free to the public.

This event will consist of a 4 man team. Each team will break into 2 pairs and start behind a timeline. Two steers will be turned out at the opposite end of the arena. Time will start when the first team member crosses the timeline. Each team pair MUST head and heel the two steers. You can only rope with your designated partner and you can only rope once (you can not help your other teammates rope their steer).

You are allowed to help tie the steer once the other team pair gets the steer roped on both ends. Once you have headed and heeled your steer you have to tie the steer with any three legs. Once both steers have been tied they must stay tied for 6 seconds. Head ropes must be off in order to call time and no tying on. If either steer or both steers untie in the 6 seconds the team will be given a no time. There will be a 2-minute time limit to complete the gathering.


Entries may be texted prior to Chelsea @ (605) 431-9316

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