Roughrider Days Rodeo
Roughrider Days Rodeo Description
Roughrider Days is a rodeo & so much more!
Roughrider Days Rodeo has been a tradition for 50 years here in Dickinson, ND. Each rodeo performance features: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and the fan favorite BULL RIDING!
Our stock contractor of nearly 35 years, Korkow Rodeos, LLC, is a third-generation rodeo producer and stock contractor that has been producing rodeos for over 70 years. Rodeo isn’t just a way to make a living, it is a way of life for the Korkow family. Erv Korkow produced his first rodeo in 1947 in his hometown of Blunt, South Dakota. Jim bought the ranch and rodeo company when his father, Erv, passed away in 1993. Jim’s wife, Carol, and their son, TJ, play important roles in keeping all this running smoothly. Carol frequently is one of the rodeo timers and handles all the books and records for all operations at home. TJ is their head flank man and is quite knowledgeable about all the rodeo stock and their individual bucking styles. Over 90% of Korkow bucking stock is raised at their 20,000-acre ranch, the Anchor K, nestled in the rolling hills of the Missouri River. Their stock is branded on the left hip with the Anchor K. Jim Korkow like to say, “It’s the brand that bucks!”.
The Korkow family’s “A-Team” stock has been selected by the top cowboys to buck at every National Finals Rodeo since the rodeo’s inception in 1050 – a claim only two other stock contractors can make. In addition to the NFR, Korkow’s also have stock nominated annually by the cowboys to perform at the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo and the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
Korkow Rodeos LLC is no stranger to lifetime honors. Erv’s many honors include induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the Casey Tibb’s Hall, the Fairman’s Hall of Fame and he and his wife, LaFola, were both recipients of the Heartland Saddle Award. 2009 marked Erv’s induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. In 1996, Jim was selected as the “Stock Contractor of the Year” for the WPRA, and in 2000, he was one of five nominees selected for “Stock Contractor of the Year” for the PRCA. Jim was inducted into the South Dakota Fairman’s Hall of Fame in 2005. An honor his father, Erv, received just 20 years earlier, in 1985. In 2006, the Korkow family was honored by the WPRA with the “Lifetime Family Heritage of the Year” award, especially in honor of LaFola Korkow, a former “Member of the Year” of the WPRA.
The 2021 Rodeo takes place over three days June 25 - 27 (Friday - Sunday.)
Jody Carper is one of the best Rodeo Announcers around. Throughout his 30-year career in announcing, Jody has been selected six times by the PRCA to announce the National Finals Steer Roping and two times as the Ram National Circuit Finals Announcer. He has also announced hundreds of other great rodeos across the United States and Canada.
Magic in Motion
Madison MacDonald-Thomas has over 22 years of experience under her belt, showing her skills in trick riding, bridleless, pyro, and liberty horse. She has had some amazing opportunities to perform across Canada, the United States and Mexico at World Renown Events and Rodeos. She is one of the World’s Top Equestrian Athletes in her arena. Born and raised just south of Calgary, Alberta Canada she calls Montana her second home.
At the age of four, Madison got a pony and her life full of horses began. She competed in five (5) events throughout Junior and High School Rodeo. Madison made the Alberta Team competing at the Wrangler Jr. National Finals Rodeo and National High School Rodeo Finals. She was awarded “Rookie of the Year” and “Canadian Reserve Pole Bending Champion”.
For the past 9 consecutive years Madison has been selected as 9X NFR Contract Act and has had the honor of performing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas since the age of 18. Madison has also been nominated 2Xs as one of the Top 5 Contract Acts in the PRCA! Both Madison and her equine partners have appeared numerous times as stunt doubles on the well-known Canadian TV show Heartland. In addition, she travelled and performed with the amazing Pepe Aguilar on his spectacular 2019 North American Tour.
When Madison is not on the road, she spends her time competing as a WPRA Barrel Racer, Team Roping, Training Horses, Teaching Clinics, Lessons, and spending time with all her animals and family. She is blessed to be able to live her dream and work in an industry that she loves.
Haley Proctor was born and raised in North East Oklahoma. She began trick riding at the age of 4 after begging her uncle 4x NFR Contract Act Shawn Brackett, to teach her the trade. A passion for trick riding and the performing lifestyle developed at a young age for Haley when she had the opportunity to travel with the Great American Wild West Show to some of the greatest rodeo venues in the country. She was blessed with the opportunity to work with legendary trick riders at a young age, where she was able to learn and hone her craft.
Haley was nominated as the 2018 and 2019 Top 5 PRCA Dress Act of the Year, crowned the 2007 World Champion Trick Rider, competed in the 2016 North American Trick Riding Championships in Las Vegas, and played a role and performed stunt work in the films Cowgirls and Angels, and Cowgirls and Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer. Haley is known for her Trick riding, Roman Riding, and High Schooled Liberty acts, where she is also proud to display her Cherokee heritage throughout the show. Haley is always expanding her talents, and constantly keeps the crowd at the edge of their seat.
Get ready for the Roughrider Days Rodeo
- Location: Dickinson , ND 58602