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Interim Editor Diana Volk [email protected] 307-752-8101 Graphic Design Leigh Vineyard [email protected] 307-296-6225 W elcome to RELAYHORSE, the first ever publication to provide information to Indian Relay teams, fans, tribal lead- ership, and sponsors spread across the world. Indian Relay may be a centuries old sport, but the sport has gained recent international interest since the world became smaller with the digital communication of today. RELAYHORSE will bring Indian Relayer’s information about relay racing throughout North America. Released monthly, it will highlight......... Table of contents 3 Championship of Champions 2017 Sets New Records 16 WSU Student Wins Indian Relay’s Biggest Event 17 HNIRC Relay Schedule 18 Gillette Season Opener Records were meant to be broke and Horse Nations Indian Relay Council did it this in 2017... 6-9 Scott Abrahamson, Colville, is a sopho- more in the Mechanical Engineering pro- gram here at Washington State University. 10-11 12-13 14-15 Two Time Women’s Ultimate Warrior Wins Maiden Race From the Desk of HNIRC President Horse Nations Indian Relay Council worked hard to both preserve and expand the opportunities for indian relayers. Autumn Charges Strong, two time Wom- en’s Ultimate Warrior Champion, raced to victory in the 2017 HNIRC Maiden Race 20-21 Youth in Relay Jockey Wins Warriors Race 22-23 Canada Sprinting 100 yards through deep mud, Brian Beetem, riding for Dancing Warrior, raced to “Paint Power,” a 5-year old gray mare, on Championship day Come from Behind Win Excites Crowd in Chief Race Provost excites the crowd with a come from behind win at the “Chamionship of Champions” The 2018 Canadian Indian Relay Association season will be another one for the history books. 24 Memoriam 25 Championship of Champions Kennewick 2018 2017 SPONSORS BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN EQUINE SURGERY We offer a complete list of surgical interventions for horses. Please call anytime to discuss specific cases and surgical interventions: our door is always open. CALEB LUND, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA 406.373.6642 W W W. L U N D E Q U I N E . C O M 7612 Highway 312 • Billings, MT 59105 decor AND SO MUCH MORE! ✦ Antiques 1 ✦ Jewelry ✦ Gift Items ✦ wear your roots t-shirts 406.328.4344 57 N Woodard Ave Absarokee, MT Open M-F 8am-4pm Weekends & Evenings By Appointment