Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 8, 2019 Show 531 Hour 1

HorsePower has been providing equestrian lessons and therapies since 1985. They celebrate the connection between horse and human at an upcoming fundraiser, "Blue Jeans and Bling," on March 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Blue Haven Barn near Sioux Falls.

HorsePower executive director Matt Glasrud details the therapy and opportunities to change lives.

In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 2

Colt Romberger’s father served in Vietnam, and it changed his life forever. Colt is currently journeying across the United States on horseback to raise awareness about Vietnam veterans and exposure to Agent Orange. He joins us from the road to talk about remembering the courage of his father, his dad’s advice before Colt deployed to Iraq, and how one man’s journey can serve thousands.

Vet: Watch For Heat Stroke In Pets

Jul 20, 2016
Charles Michael Ray / SDPB

It’s hot out. And while people are busy trying to stay cool, animals are doing the same.


Russ Daly is the state public health veterinarian. He says it’s important to be able to tell when pets and livestock are no longer just hot, but instead suffering from heat stroke.

Horse Racing Tradition Continues In Aberdeen

May 23, 2016

Over the weekend top racehorses competed in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. But there were also races taking place a little closer to home. The Northeast Area Horse Races are happening this month in Aberdeen.


Running Wild Films

South of Hot Springs, some 600 mustangs run free in the 11,000 acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. It was established in 1988 by rancher, author and conservationist Dayton O. Hyde as a home for wild mustangs that were being rounded up and sometimes sold for slaughter.

Wild Horses Stand Together In Cold Weather

Jan 8, 2014
Courtesy Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

As temperatures plunged across South Dakota, ranchers kept an eye on their cattle and pet owners were advised to keep their best friends warm. Near Hot Springs, we checked in at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to see how the mustang herd faired in the sub-zero cold and snow that hit the area.

The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary has been caring for wild mustangs for 25 years. The current herd ranges between five and six hundred horses that run across a 13,000-acre spread of privately-owned land.

New Billy Etbauer Sculpture

May 29, 2013
Express Ranches

Five-time World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion and Ree Heights native Billy Etbauer is coming to Ft. Pierre this weekend for the unveiling of his life-sized statue.  The unveiling takes place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.  Etbauer and his family currently raise horses in Edmond, Oklahoma.

"Running Wild: The Life Of Dayton O. Hyde"

May 2, 2013

Suzanne Mitchell, director of "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde," visited about the documentary during the Black Hills Film Festival in Hill City.  The film screens Friday night at the Hill City High School.  It explores the compelling life of Dayton O.

Miss Rodeo South Dakota

Dec 20, 2012

Miss Rodeo South Dakota Courtney Peterson of Sisseton was the first runner-up in the Miss Rodeo America pageant last week during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She also won the horsemanship contest and was named Miss Congeniality.  Peterson's reign as Miss Rodeo South Dakota continues until January, 2013.

National Finals Rodeo

Dec 3, 2012

Steer wrestler Todd Suhn of Hermosa and barrel racer Nikki Steffes of Vale are among six South Dakota contestants participating in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas beginning Thursday.  This is Suhn's 16th appearance at the WNFR.  Steffes, a two-time National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association women's all-around champion, has qualified for her first trip to the WNFR.