IT’S BACK! The 2024 Lewiston Roundup Horseman’s Ball.
Theme: “Boots Out, Spurs In, We're Going For 90”
When: Join us on March 16, 2024.
Where: Clearwater River Casino
Doors open at: 4:30pm with dinner at 6:30pm.
Scheduled Events: Grand Marshal announcement, Royalty Coronation, merchandise, games, raffles, silent auction, and live auction!
Live Music: The Hankers
Single Attendee $65
Table of 8 & Table Reservation $570
Act fast there is a limited number of full reserved tables of eight.
A limited number of dance-only tickets will be available to purchase the night of the event for $20 each starting at 8:29pm.
This is the Lewiston Roundup’s largest fundraiser each year helping fund capital improvements, royalty travel and general operations throughout the year. The Lewiston Roundup continues to be a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation whose mission remains the same as it was in 1935: to produce and stage a nationally recognized professional rodeo for the celebration of the community.
Tickets can be purchased at www.lewistonroundup.com or by calling 208-746-6324.
2024 Grand Marshal - Dave Rustebakke
It's our pleasure to introduce our 2024 Lewiston Roundup Grand Marshal -- Dave Rustebakke!
David Rustebakke was born and raised on a wheat and cattle ranch near Scobey, Montana along with two brothers, two sisters, and lots of cattle, horses, dogs, cats, and miscellaneous other animals. He spent his childhood running around the hills and helping on the family farm.
He started school in a one-room country schoolhouse in Four Buttes, Montana, and graduated from Scobey High School in 1965. From there he went to college and graduated with a DVM degree from Washington State University in 1972.
After graduation, he went on active duty as a Captain in the US Army Veterinary Corps in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. It was there he met and married his wife, Karen.
After discharge from the Army, he and Karen moved to Morgan Hill, California where he joined Valley Large Animal Hospital, a 3-man equine practice.
After 4 years they decided that California was not where they wanted to live and raise a family. He ended up applying for an opening at the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic; he joined the practice in the summer of 1979.
He spent the next 20 years with the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic working with people most of us know including Dr. Bob Bryant, Leonard Eldridge, Ray Turner, Doni Wagner, John Hoch, Nick Egland, and Shelly O’Connell.
In the Fall of 1988, he began his career as a dad with the arrival of his and Karen’s first son Kyle. Robbie joined the family 2 ½ years later. Over the next 20+ years, he faced the challenges most of us face in balancing family and work.
In the Fall of 1999, he took a break from clinical practice and went to work for a private research group in Moscow, ID. While there he worked part-time with the University of Idaho team that developed the first-ever equine clones; the mules Idaho Gem, Utah Pioneer, and Idaho Star.
In May of 2001, he returned to practice in the LC Valley. He rented a small barn from Jim Bunch in the Clarkston Heights which served as the home of Rustebakke Veterinary Service for the next 8 years. He was joined by Dr. Jessica Bell in 2005.
In the Fall of 2009, he moved the practice to its present location on 15th Street in Clarkston. The practice continued to grow and by the end of 2022 employed 5 veterinarians and 25 support staff.
He is a long-time member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and Idaho Veterinary Medical Association; several local horse and livestock organizations, and the LC Chamber of Commerce. He served on the board of the Idaho Vet Medical Association off and on through the 1990s, becoming President of the IVMA in 2001. He was honored as the Idaho Veterinarian of the Year by the IVMA in 1997. The clinic was honored by the LC Chamber of Commerce as the “Small Business of the Year” in 2018.
He has been available to help with educational seminars for local youth groups including schools, career fairs, 4-H, FFA, and Boy Scouts. He and his clinic have been long-time supporters of the area fairs, the Lewiston Roundup, local cattlemen organizations, and other animal-related activities.
He sold the clinic to Alpine Animal Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho at the end of 2022, and has agreed to remain on staff till he gets old enough to retire. He lives in the Clarkston Heights with his wife Karen and youngest son Robbie, a dog and cat, and several horses.