COWBOY UP: American Indian Cowboys and Cowgirls come together at this years INFR
Oct. 29 | By: NP staff writer
The top American Indian cowboys and cowgirls will be in Las Vegas at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center from November 6th through November 10th, 2012 for the Indian National Finals Rodeo and the Indian National Finals Junior and Senior Rodeo.
BROWNING, MT– One of the biggest events for Native Americans in sports is the Rodeo throw down with Bulls and Horses. The INFR or Indian National Final Rodeo, said they will kick off this years event in Las Vegas, NV and said they are excited to announce the championship event for professional Indian rodeo. the event will be at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center from November 6th through November 10th, 2012.
Donna Hoyt, INFR’s General Manager announced, “This year’s championship rodeo promises to be the biggest and best rodeo yet. We’re celebrating our 37th year. In addition to crowning our 2012 world champions, we’ll also be inducting five new members into our Professional Indian Rodeo Hall of Fame.”
This year’s rodeo features American Indian cowboys and cowgirls hailing from over 75 different tribal Nations from across the Unites States and Canada. They are the best in professional Indian rodeo and are representing their tribes, countries, states, communities, and families.
Clint Harry, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in northern Nevada said, “It’s an honor to represent Nevada in the INFR.” Harry has qualified for the Finals several times in the past and hopes to get the win this year.
In addition to Harry, there will be over 400 contestants competing in both the Junior/Senior National Finals and Indian National Finals. Contestants will compete in 8 events during the main rodeo including bareback bronc, saddle bronc, bull riding, ladies break away, barrel racing, tie down roping, steer wrestling, and team roping. The Junior and Senior Constants will compete in SR team roping, SR Breakaway, JR barrels, JR Breakaway, and JR steer riding.
The Indian National Finals Rodeo begins November 6th and continues through November 10th at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Performances are at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Tickets at the door are $20.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. Tickets are on sale now through the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center website or by calling toll free 1-866-796-7111. For more information on the rodeo, visit www.infr.org.