Overview: From Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT


The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association’s 2016 race season started in Buffalo, Wyoming and will end in Billings, Montana. In between are races throughout the West. Don’t miss any of these super-charged thrilling events! Tickets are available at each venue. We recommend you purchase tickets for the Championships in advance.

The All Nations Indian Relay Championships is the super bowl of Indian relay racing. It is the season ending race meet where the top teams are invited to determine the best team in the universe. To receive an invitation teams must compete all season long to earn points in PIHRA sanctioned events. Only the top 30 teams are invited to the championships. Teams also compete for additional prize money and the honor of season high point champion.

The All Nations Indian Relay Championships consists of three days of qualifying heats where all 30 teams race to determine who gets seated in the Sunday championships and consolations. Each day teams are divided into 6 heats of 5 teams each and they race head to head. The top 5 teams advance to the championships, the second 5 the consolations, and sub-consolations. Sunday the best race head to head to determine the best in the world and for $100,000 in cash and prizes.

2016 PIHRA-Sanctioned Race Schedule:


  • Buffalo Days Indian Relay (PIHRA Opening Race) June 11-12, 2016 RECAP
  • Crow Native Days,  Crow Agency, MT, June 24-26, 2016
  • White River Relay, Busby, MT, June 26, 2016
  • 1st Annual Horse Spirit Extreme Indian Relay and Rough Stock Rodeo, Alberta, Canada, July 2-3, 2016
  • North American Indian Days Relay, Browning, MT July 7-9, 2016
  • Kainai Celebration Indian Relay, Red Crow Park, Standoff, Alberta Canada, July 16-17, 2016
  • Will James Relay, Hardin, MT,  July 17, 2016
  • Run With The Warriors Indian Relay, Pine Ridge, SD, August 6-7, 2016
  • Lower Brule Sioux Indian Relay, Lower Brule, SD, August 12-14, 2016
  • Crow Fair, Crow Agency, MT August 18-20, 2016
  • Fallon County Fair and Indian Relay, Baker, MT, August 19-21, 2016
  • Northwest Montana Fair at Kalispell Indian Relay, Kalispell, MT, August 19-21, 2016
  • Blackfoot Warrior Party, Strathmore Rodeo Grounds, Calgary, Canada,  August 27-28, 2016
  • North Central Washington District Fair and Relay, Waterville, WA, August 27-28, 2016
  • Ferry Crossing Pony Express Relay and Fair, Ferry Crossing, WA, Sept 2-4, 2016
  • All Nations Indian Relay Championships “National Finals Indian Relay,”  Billings, MT, Sept 22-25, 2016

Tickets for the above events are available at the venues. We recommend purchasing Championship tickets in advance.

Romey Birdinground riding for Alligator Creek at PIHRA Buffalo Days Indian Relay June 2016 PHOTO CREDIT DIANA VOLK

Romey Birdinground riding for Alligator Creek at PIHRA Buffalo Days Indian Relay June 2016 PHOTO CREDIT DIANA VOLK

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