2019 Miss Indian Rodeo
Ȟtayétu wašté! Híŋtȟo Akáŋyaŋka Wíŋ emáčiyapi na wašíčuiyapi Kade Bettelyoun emáčhiyapi kšto. Čhaŋtéwašteya iyúha napéčhiyuzapi! Wazí Aháŋhaŋ emátaŋhaŋ na él wathí. Ináwaye kiŋ JoDee Bettelyoun ečhiyapi, Uŋčíwaye kiŋ Edith Bettelyoun ečhiyapi, na Kakáwaye kiŋ Isaac Bettelyoun ečhiyapi. Waníyetu wikčémna núŋpa akémanuŋpa. Očhéthi Šakówiŋ na Thítȟuŋwaŋ Oglála Lakȟóta hemáčha. Maȟpíya Lúta na Šóta wičhóthi na Ité Šíče Oyáte thiyóšpaye emátaŋhaŋ.
Good evening! My name is She Rides A Blue Horse and my English name is Kade Bettelyoun. I shake your hands with a good heart! I am from and live in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. I am the 20-year-old daughter of JoDee Bettelyoun and granddaughter of Isaac Bettelyoun and the late Edith Betttelyoun. I am Oglala Lakota of the Teton people of the Seven Council Fires. I descend from Red Cloud’s camp and Old Smoke’s band of Bad Face people.
I was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and reside on the family ranch just east of Pine Ridge. I have been riding horse since I was three years old and have been competing since I was four years old. My events include: barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, pole bending, and goat tying.
After graduating with honors from Red Cloud High School in 2017, I have attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls then transferring to University of South Dakota. I plan on obtaining a degree in health care and hope to return home to care for my people.
When I’m not riding or training horses, I am passionate about keeping the traditional ways of life alive through art. I currently paint, bead, and sew using multiple mediums from buckskin to canvas! My line of art is named Blue Horse Designs in honor of my Blue Roan mare (registered AQHA Shiney Blue Hiney). I currently have a Traditional Horse Mask titled “Thunder Dreamer” traveling in “The Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ” Art Exhibit that is on a three-year tour throughout the United States.
As your 2019 Miss Indian Rodeo Queen I am the official ambassador of Indian Professional Rodeo, the Indian National Finals Rodeo, INFR Regions, and all Native American Communities and Tribes throughout the United States and First Nations of Canada and I am representing to the best of my ability with grace and compassion. I have been working for this title for nearly three years and am so proud to have earned this opportunity to wear the crown. I am looking forward to meeting all of the fans and contestants as I travel throughout my reign!
2019 Miss Indian Rodeo