Casey Tibbs

On March 5, 1929 Casey Tibbs was born to John and Florence Tibbs in rural Orton northwest of Fort Pierre in Stanley County in central South Dakota. Casey was an American cowboy, rodeo performer, and actor. He moved to Ramona in 1976, to raise horses. After battling bone cancer and then lung cancer for about a year, he died at his home in Ramona, while watching the 1990 Super Bowl.
Casey Tibbs died two years before I ever set food in this great country. Still, I can appreciate by sharing my photographs of the Casey Tibbs Western Center, which is just down the road from where I live today.





In 1969 Ray Watt envisioned an environmentally sensitive residential development with amenities that would include generous open space areas and equestrian facilities. So he built the International Equestrian Center and the Casey Tibbs Western Center. Now .. don’t mistaken the Casey Tibbs Western Center for a boring historic place .. today I stopped by for the Ramona Santana Riders‘ Gymkhana .. let me show you what that was like


gymkhana: competitive games on horseback






Well, while at the gymkhana, I couldn’t stop shooting. So if you want to see more photos from this truly fast-paced event, check out the gallery over here: