Horse Nations Indian Relay 2022 championship starts today in Fort Pierre

The Horse Nations Indian Relay Racing’s 2022 Championship of Champions event starts today (Sept. 23, 2022) at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Council president Calvin Ghost Bear says there are over 50 teams competing.

Ghost Bear says today and tomorrow are qualifying days.

To have qualified for the Championship of Champions, an Indian Relay team must either have won one of the 11 Horse Nations sanctioned races held prior to the finals or must compete in at least two of the race events. Relay teams are made up of four warriors– a rider, holder, mugger, catcher– and three horses that compete on a half-mile circle racetrack.

Today’s relays start at 3pm CT, while tomorrow and Sunday’s relays begin at 2pm CT.

Admission costs $25 in advance (fees not included) or $30 at the gate each day (fees not included). Ages 5 years and under are admitted for free.

For more information, go to www.horsenationsrelay.com.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races.
Photo credit Diana Volk Photography.

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