Rodeo is a true American tradition that has been practiced for centuries. While some relate the tradition to cowboys from small town communities, the fact is that the tradition is broader and more far-reaching. In fact, several Native American cultures have also been participating in rodeo activities for centuries.
The rodeo tradition typically brings together competitors and fans from across the region and beyond to participate in various rodeo events, to watch others compete, to enjoy live music and to participate in other forms of cultural entertainment. The tradition continues on, and the most recent event was captured by the CLN, Ak-Chin Indian Community and Earnhardt Auto Road Team. The Indian National Finals Rodeo 2014, was held on November 4 through 8 this year at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.
The Indian National Finals Rodeo 2014 was the 39th annual event, and it was originally established with the goal of bringing together competitive rodeo athletes and to foster community spirit across the Native American communities. It fosters culture, ethics, role models, athleticism and other valued traits and qualities. This year’s event was sponsored by many companies and organizations, and one of the leading sponsors was the Washington Redskins.
The Indian National Finals Rodeo is a highly competitive event that brings together top Native American rodeo competitors from across the country. Many events are held in the rodeo, and this includes bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, ladies barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding and others. Some of the top champions are Cam Bruised Head, Buck Lunack, Serena Dahozy, Scott Rogers, Jesse Wilson and others. There are also numerous junior and senior events to make this rodeo appealing to a broader range of individuals. Some of the younger and older winners in various events include Kylie Gilbert, Victor Begay, Brenten Hall, Bart Ness, Ed Harry and others. The event also features the 2014 Miss Indian contest, special events to raise awareness about diabetes and scholarship opportunities for the youth.
The Indian National Finals Rodeo 2014 was an event not to be missed by rodeo enthusiasts, and it was highly talked about in Native American communities. If you did miss the event this year, you can always make plans now to attend the 2015 event, which will mark the 40th consecutive year for this event to be held. You can also choose to compete in various events and you can learn more about the registration process to become a rodeo competitor by visiting the website for the Indian National Finals Rodeo 2014.
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