Flandreau was host to the South Dakota State O-Mok-See competition over the Memorial Day weekend with 85 riders coming from across the region, including Minnesota, Nebraska and farther to compete in the yearly event.
The competition included two-lanes of electronically timed events such as barrels and poles that lasted for two days and concluded with awarding 40 show points as well as four belt buckles to the top finishers in each age division (11 and under, 12-15, Men and Women), along with several other prizes.
It was an open show, meaning there was no qualifying for the events. Around 25% of the riders were from either Moody County or rural Dell Rapids.
O-Mok-See is held in several other States nationwide including Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho and Utah and has a National Saddle Club Association headquartered in Helena, Montana since 1965.
Photo submitted by Matt Knippling