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[LIVE@STREAMs!] INFR-Indian National Finals Rodeo 2023 Live Free Broadcast on 25 October 2023

47th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo on October 24th - 28th, 2023 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Live stream link👉🎬 Live stream link👉🎬 Enjoy this great equestrian event in the state-of-the-art arena at the South Point Casino. Every seat has a great view of the action on the arena floor. Here is the unofficial position draw for the first two rounds of the 2023 INFR. The official position draw will be posted at the rodeo office in the stall area prior to the beginning of the rodeo. The official draw will include Last Chance Qualifiers as well as any last minute turn outs or changes. Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) is a non-profit group promoting Indian rodeo across the United States and Canada. They country is split into regions and these regions have region rodeos and larger rodeos called Tour rodeos. The cowboys and cowgirls then qualify to the INFR in Las Vegas, NV. This year the INFR is October 24-28, 2023 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, NV. You may go to the infr for more information on all the events that are sanctioned by this 40 year old organization that promotes Indian rodeo, The INFR has been in existence since 1976. "Our mission is to provide, promote and preserve the advancement of Professional Indian Rodeo by empowering families, youth and communities through positive role modeling, educational opportunities, competition, culture and tradition." In 1976 a small group of rodeo representatives gathered to formalize and unite several smaller regional Native American rodeo associations that spanned the United States and Canada. What took shape was the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) association, which today represents more than 1,300 members across North America. Qualifying rodeos take place all year and culminate in a marquee event, the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR). Last year’s 2022 INFR awarded over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes to more than 400 Native American rodeo contestants from over 50 tribal nations. And 13,000 spectators filled the stands over the five days of competition to watch the champions compete. This year’s event, October 24 – 28, 2023, promises an even bigger show on dirt. As the INFR prepares once again to showcase the talents of Native American rodeo athletes live from Las Vegas at its 47th annual event, we talk with the INFR general manager Donna Hoyt and president Bo Vocu about the association’s history, culture, and impact. C&I: Tell us about the tradition of rodeo in Native American communities. How has the sport helped preserve or shape the culture? Bo Vocu: Natives for the most part were very nomadic. They traveled with their families and bands following buffalo, the fish, or the seasons. Very much like rodeo cowboys of today. As well, many Native tribes mastered horses and horseback riding as a means of survival, either hunting or war. Now their mastery is evident in the rodeo arena. As rodeo’s popularity flourished, it was a very good fit in many of the rural Native communities. Many Native rodeo athletes excelled in the rodeo arena. However, like many sports, racism was evident and made it hard for Natives to win their fair share. Therefore, in 1976 the INFR was established as an all-Native association. Donna Hoyt: Most Native communities to this day are still very rural. Many are still agriculture-based. Rodeo goes hand in hand with our ag communities and, at the same time, coincides with our traditional gatherings and celebrations. We are horse people. We are one with the land, with the animals. C&I: Donna, as a member of the Blackfeet Tribe yourself, and having dedicated your career to optimizing and growing the INFR, what are you most proud of about the organization? Hoyt: We take pride in the fact that the INFR has always been a family-based organization. We are one of the only organizations that require all our rodeos to include junior events for our members age 15 and under and our senior events for our members 50-plus. So, grandparents travel and rodeo with their kids and grandkids year-round. We were also one of the first professional organizations to require ladies breakaway roping as an event. We crowned our first ladies breakaway champion in 1998. Today ladies breakaway roping is one of the hottest sports in rodeo. We were 25 years ahead of the game! Vocu: As far as growth, we moved the INFR to the South Point in Las Vegas in 2008. Since then, our purse money has more than doubled. We are televised live. Our world champions have gone on to win Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world titles. Our junior members have gone on to be some of the top contenders in all major associations. C&I: What can fans expect of the INFR’s regular season rodeos and the main event at the end of October in Las Vegas? Vocu: Besides great rodeo competition, attendees will often have the option to attend a powwow that is usually hosted during the rodeo, because most of our regular season rodeos are during the tribal celebrations. Our rodeo committees are also big on Indian relay horse racing, which is also a super-exciting event! 47th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo See top-notch rodeo competition from cowboys and cowgirls in events such as bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, and multiple roping events. You might even meet 2023 Miss Indian Rodeo Sharaya Edgewater while you're there! It's all happening October 24 – 28, 2023 at South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.


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