INFR Cancels 2020 Championship Event Due to COVID-19 PandemicBrowning, MT – August 05, 2020 – The Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) Board of Commissioners, announced today that they made the very tough decision to cancel the 45th Annual INFR due to the continued growing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 45th annual INFR was initially scheduled for October 20 – 24, 2020, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The cancellation of the 45th showing of the INFR follows the rise in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, recent announcements of region concerns, including the initiated travel bans in Canada, which may affect the Canadian regions.
INFR General Manager Donna Hoyt explained that the decision was made after meeting with the South Point Hotel and other interested parties.
Hoyt said, “This was a tough decision by the board, but the health and welfare is our priority. It was necessary to keep our members, families, elders, fans, vendors, sponsors, contractors, and any other person involved with holding a successful INFR safe.
She added, “We are excited to see everyone at the South Point Hotel and Casino Equestrian Event Center in 2021 as we can safely come together again and crown our next world champions.”
“Our prayers go out to those who have been affected by this pandemic in our rodeo family and throughout Indian country. Our hats off to all of those who have worked diligently in the front lines, working to help lessen the curve and save lives.” Hoyt concluded.The INFR will provide more information to the members regarding memberships purchased for 2020.
Letters from the INFR President:April 27, 2020: 2020 Rodeo Proposal
May 6, 2020: Letter from Bo
Members Options from INFR Staff and Commissioners:
Fort Peck Indian Rodeo
2020 INFR Finals Rodeo
P.O. Box 508
Browning, MT 59417
Stampede at the E
Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, OK
A one-day $300,000 rodeo in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena on August 15. The "Stampede At The E" will be coupled with the renowned Bullnanza, creating a weekend of premier western sports action.
The Stampede At The E will be preceded by timed event and rough stock qualifier August 11-14 which will raise the week’s total payout upwards of $600,000.Entries Close August 5th
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INDIAN NATIONAL FINALS RODEO Proudly Announces:
Chapman Dodge INFR Qualifier 2020
This year the INFR will be hosting a Qualifier to the 2020 INFR. The Indian National Finals Rodeo is pleased to announce that Chapman Dodge of Las Vegas will be co-hosting the INFR Qualifier. The Qualifier will take place at Horseman Park in Las Vegas on October 16 and 17, 2020. The top 10 contestants in each event will advance to the 2020 INFR at the Southpoint Equestrian Center on October 20-24, 2020. More details will be advertised once all details are finalized.
Chapman Dodge of Las Vegas representatives Kaitlyn Cartwright, Don Hamrick and Scott Stephans, along with Zane Danzie and the INFR Commissioners are excited for the new addition to the INFR. Chapman Dodge of Las Vegas has stepped up to support Indian Professional Rodeo. They are a perfect example of a successful business supporting and promoting healthy active lifestyles during this time and giving back to Native communities. Visit www.lasvegasdodge.com or call 702-457-1061 to get help with a new RAM Truck!Indian National Finals Rodeo 2020
The following is how to qualify to the 2020 INFR:
- INFR Regions – Each Region will have 1 qualifier in each event.
- INFR Tour – 2 qualifiers from the 2020 Tour Standings in each event.
- Chapman Dodge INFR Qualifier – Top 10 in each event.
- Total contestants to the 2020 INFR – 24 in each event.
DEADLINE NOTICEDue to the current state of affairs the INFR will be extending the deadline for all personnel and contractors to get your membership cards to us by May 30, 2020 to be considered for the 2020 finals.
2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo
Hall of Fame Inductees
- Eugene Creighton
- Howard Edmundson
- Allen Fisher
- Pam Hall
- Daniel Susan