The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association brings together 11 Indian Nations and 30 relay teams for a championship sporting event unlike any you’ve ever experienced before – the Indian Relay is a fast-paced event that sees spectacular athletes climb aboard ornery horses and race around a rodeo ring in hot pursuit of glory – and more than $50,000 in prize money.
The Relay Championships are every bit as thrilling as the more famous WYO Rodeo events, far more colorful (even the horses wear layers of face paint), and a true embodiment of the Western Spirit Sheridan is known for.
Stick around after the races to meet the brave relay participants and glimpse the incredible horses they ride; you’ll go home with a new appreciation for just how wild the relay can be. Here, a young man has a quiet moment to contemplate the fury of the coming races.
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