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Indian Horse Relay

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

 September 11-13


Join us for these daring, bareback relay races

featuring a mix of high speed and high thrills horsemanship.


Qualifying heats each day in between live horse racing.

Championship Race Saturday, September 13 on Mystic Lake Derby Day.


Indian Market 

Enjoy a unique variety of native american arts and crafts in our NEW Expo Center.

 Thursday & Friday Hours: 4 PM - 9 PM

 (Free Admission to Live Racing if you arrive before 5 PM)


Saturday Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM


Participating Vendors:


Al Ray’s Indian Jewel Rio Rancho, NM

Black Pottery by Marcia Adelicia, Beadwork, Jewelry


Rex Begaye Arttwork Grand Canyon, AZ

Artworks by Rex-Begaye


Wonk-Sik Kreations Baraboo, WI

Buckskin Bags, Jewelry, Dream Catchers


Two World Clothing Minneapolis, MN

Active Sportswear embellished with handcrafted trim


Native Made Beaver Dam,WI

Dream Catchers, potter, jewelry, walking & dance sticks, Turtle Purses


Charlene Lyons Suring,WI

Beadwork, Pottery, Paintings, Silver Jewelry, Dream Catchers


Ruth Ann’s Southwest Sandwich,IL

Handcrafted Native American Jewelry


Medicine Turtle Trading Post Crow Agency, MT

Beadwork, Cheyenne Art


Empty Pockets Art Ontario, CAN

Sculpture , soapstone, leather, bead & quill work


Glory Of The Morning Ho Chunk, WI

Jewelry, leather goods, drums


White Eagle Trading Exeland, WI

Star Quilts, blankets, clothing


Native Visions Trevor, WI

Pottery by Ed Gray, Kachinos Hopi, Jewelry


Goodwin Sculptures Bemidji, MN

Hand crafted sculptures


Silver Hatband Jewelry Red Lodge, MT

Sterling silver earrings, braclets, rings & necklaces, Beadwork


Esther Art Craft Page, AZ

Jewelry, leather goods, drums


Traditional Hands Cherokee, NC

Silver & Turqoise Jewelry, Crafts, Bow & Arrows


Howklin Wolf St. Paul, MN

Jewelry, Dream Catchers, baskets, decals


Dineh Designs Apparel Blanding, UT

Orginal prints on t-shirts, sweatshirts & pants


LC Beadweaver Welch, MN

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bags, Growing Blue Flower Products


Nakoma Art/crafts Rochester, MN

Art work; map of tribal communities, jewelry, leather goods


R&L Native Crafts Raymond, MN

Handcrafted moccasins, jewelry


Scott D Hill Oneida, WI

Original Acrylic Paintings and Prints, Stone Sculptures


Dakota Spirit Prior Lake, MN

Beaded jewelry, Porcupine Quilled Jewelry


Native American Food Vendors:

Kazo Concessions 

Little Winds Favorites



Canterbury Park Post Times:

Thursday, Sept. 11 - 6:30 PM

Indian Relay after race 3 & 7


Friday, Sept. 12 - 6:30 PM

Indian Relay after race 3 & 7


Saturday, Sept. 13 - 12:15 PM

Indian Relay Consolation after race 4

Indian Relay Championship after race 10




Final Weekend of Live Racing

Indian Horse Relay is part of our final weekend of live racing for the 2014 season.




About Indian Horse Relay

Indian Horse Relay is America's first sport. Its history dates back over 400 years when the horse returned to the continent and became part if the culture of the Indian nations and plains.


Each team consists of three horses and four warriors. Riders in full regalia will race bareback on the track and exchange horses at top speeds in front of the grandstand.


The horse was an important part of the Native American culture, spiritually and way of life. On many reservations this connection continues today through Relay.