Cowboys Care Bull Bash

Foundation Hosts First-Ever Bull Bash to Support Patient Care in Northwest Clinics

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(Isabel, SD) – Polish your boots and shine those spurs, Horizon Health Care is coming to town and bringing a full-fledged bull bash.

The Horizon Health Foundation is excited to announce the Cowboys Care Bull Bash, a fundraising event to keep care close to home for the communities of Bison, Eagle Butte, Faith, Isabel, and McIntosh.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Isabel Rodeo Grounds. Gates open at 4 p.m.  with five bouncy houses for toddlers to teenagers, and concessions. A steak dinner (sponsored by Premier Equipment) including an 8-ounce sirloin, baked potato, salad and bun starts at 5:00 p.m. There will be mutton busting for kids (sponsored by Tim Billinger Trucking) at 6 p.m., a Calcutta at 6:30 p.m., and the main event featuring 30 rank bulls from Weischedel Bucking Bulls, kicks off at 7:15 p.m. with $8,000 added money. The Broken Spokes Band (sponsored by the Branding Iron Bar & Grill), featuring Horizon’s McIntosh provider Melissa (Day) Nehl will play after the Bull Bash. The Foundation will also auction off a signed jersey from Green Bay Packer Tight End #85 Tucker Kraft, who played football at South Dakota State University and grew up in Timber Lake.

“The Bull Bash coordinated by the Horizon Health Foundation is a great opportunity for our western South Dakota communities to get together, enjoy bull riding action, hospitality and fun, all while raising support for our local community clinics.” said Brent Thiel, a member of the Isabel Rodeo Association and Cowboys Care Bull Bash Event Committee.“

Transportation to and from the event will be provided by Skywalker VIP which is sponsored by Locken Oil and Skywalker VIP. Buses will run from Bison and Timber Lake (Main Street), McIntosh (Gus Stop), Faith (Sale Barn), and Eagle Butte (Fairgrounds) from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Early Bird discounted tickets will be available now through June 15. Adults are $40 per person, children six to 12 are $20, and children five and under are free. Tickets include gate entrance, steak dinner, and band. Full-price ticket sales begin June 16 and run through June 29 at $50 per person for adults, $25 per child six to 12, and children 5 and under are free.  

You can go online to or call our office at 605-772-4553 to get your tickets. The event would not be possible without the following sponsors: Agtegra, Moreau Grand Electric Cooperative, Grand Electric Cooperative/West River Telephone, Premier Equipment, Western Dakota Bank, Skywalker VIP, Sanford Laboratories, The Branding Iron Bar and Grill, US Bank, Jans Corporation/RSA, First National Bank, Lawrence & Schiller, Locken Oil, See the Trainer, Tim Bollinger Trucking, Automotive Company, Inc./Lindskov Implement, and A&B Business.

"I'm very excited to bring this event to the region and help Horizon patients and communities.” Tracy Pardy, Horizon Health Foundation Executive Director said. “The Isabel Rodeo Association and volunteers in the community have been working hard since October to put together a family fun event for a great cause!”

Each of the past three years the Horizon Health Foundation and Horizon Health Care hosted a large-scale fundraising event in a Horizon community. Previously that event was the Pars for Patients Golf Tournament hosted in Howard, Alcester, and Wessington Springs respectively. It only seemed fitting to add a rodeo aspect when the event moved west. The three golf events netted over $150,000 and spread the Horizon mission and message to over 3,000 people.

About Horizon Health Care, Inc.

For over 45 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental healthcare needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit


The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care. Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fundraising arm for Horizon Health Care.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health Care, which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met. For information about supporting our mission go to