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Indian Relays

The Indian Relay races have long since been a part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes culture. The sport actually originated here on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation over a hundred years ago. Many families that participated in the sport decades ago are still participating and passing this legacy on from generation to generation. The Indian Relay teams consist of three horses and four team members (1 rider, 1 catcher (Mugger), and 2 holders). The rider must complete a lap with each horse riding bareback. The rider must dismount without any help from their team mates and without losing control of their horses.

It has proven to be on of the biggest attractions of the Shoshone-Bannock Festival and can only be accurately portrayed by witnessing live and in person. The Indian Relays will be held on August 10th @ 10 am & August 11th, 12th, and 13th at 5:00 pm each day at the Fort hall Rodeo/Relay Grounds (Simplot Road).

Relay Flyer 2011

Relay Flyer 2011 (pdf format)


LaGrand Coby, President (208) 221-2957
Lance Tissidimit, Vice President (208) 251-8397
Carlie Tissidimit, Secretary (208) 251-6179
Jamess Skunkcap, Treasurer (208) 221-7668