Canterbury Park will be hosting the Indian Horse Relay from Thursday, Sept. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 14 where spectators can see Native Americans hoist themselves with great ease from horse to horse in a practice that's been a native tradition for hundreds of years.
Each team consists of three horses and four warriors. Riders in race bareback on the track and exchange horses at top speeds with grace and ease.
Horses are an important part of the Native American culture, spiritually and way of life. The relay style of riding was often used when buffalo hunting, as tracking herds would typically tire one horse, but by utilizing several horses in swift fashion, hunters could keep up and ultimately, find greater success in the plains.
Thursday, Sept. 12 - 6:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 13 - 6:30 PM
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 1:30 PM
Visit http://www.canterburypark.com/LiveRacing/Promotions/IndianHorseRelay/tabid/488/Default.aspx for more detailed event information.