Native Americans compete in relay sport


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 9:58am

Horse Nations Indian Relay Council

Horse Nations Indian Relay Council offer races for skilled participants all during the summer season.

GILLETTE, Wyo.-Each summer, many Native Americans enjoy participating in a centuries-old Indigenous sport. Horse Nations Indian Relay "Tour of Champions 2018" began in late May in Gillette, Wyoming. For the opening event, teams converged from six states and Canada to try to earn their entry into the year-end Championship of Champions. Indian Relay is a centuries old form of horse racing that shows the athleticism of both the rider and horses. Riding bareback, the rider makes three laps around the track, each lap on a different horse possessing both speed and skill. Four to six teams (12-18...

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