Indian Horse Relay Racing and Indian Market

The fearless riders, powerful horses and exquisite teamwork returns with the Indian Horse Relay. Presented by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

This team competition features riders speeding around the track and leaping off one horse and onto another. Don’t miss this incredible display of horsemanship and athleticism!

Indian Horse Relay will be held between live racing.

Live Racing Post Times
• Thursday, Aug. 22 – 6 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 23 – 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 24 – 5 p.m.



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 of 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.

Watch some of last year’s races.

Indian Market
Check out a wide variety of unique Native American arts and crafts at the Indian Market.

• Thursday, Aug. 22 – 5-10 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 23 – 5-10 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 24 – 5-10 p.m.

Times subject to change.

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Please plan alternate routes – left turn onto 12th Ave is closed due to road construction. 

Alternate ways to enter Canterbury:
Entrance 2: Barenscheer Blvd off Canterbury Road
Shenandoah Drive from 101
Mystic Lake Drive to Eagle Creek Blvd to Vierling


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