The sport of rodeo is adding countless new fans across the country and the world each year thanks to a growing number of opportunities to follow from the comfort of home. In addition to professional daily coverage and cable media highlights like The Cowboy Channel, PBR has also stepped in to offer an additional free rodeo center through the advertising-fueled streaming platform Pluto TV (available online and as an app on various streaming devices and smart devices and televisions).
Want to know a perfect reason to start watching PBR RidePass on Pluto TV today? The channel is airing a daily highlight show (at 3:45 and 9:45 ET) from the 46th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo, which kicked off yesterday at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. and continues until Saturday.
The NFR began in 1976, bringing together regional Indian Rodeo Associations from the U.S. and Canada for a championship event that allows the finest athletes of all ages to compete for glory. Here’s more from the INFR’s History page:
Contestants compete for over $1,000,000 in prize money and awards throughout the year, which culminates with the Indian National Finals Rodeo, where 350+ qualified contestants compete in the 8 major events. There were 75 Tribes represented at this year’s event. The majority of the NFR members are also members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
The NFR has been in existence since 1976. The NFR Commission has taken steps to increase the awareness and preservation of the NFR for Professional Indian Cowboys and Cowgirls. Another key component that has been implemented is the NFR Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the NFR has provided over $50,000 in scholarship assistance to members of the organization and takes pride in seeing the NFR Cowboys and Cowgirls achieve their educational goals.
If you want to get caught up on the action before checking in with Pluto TV tonight, or SportDown here is the results/standings from NFR Day 1. If you want to travel to an NFR-sanctioned rodeo tour stop next year, find out more here.