The 2022 Indian National Finals Rodeo has kicked off in Las Vegas, and PBR is airing the arena action for free on Pluto TV.
The sport of rodeo is adding countless new fans around the country and the world every year thanks to a growing number of opportunities to follow it from the comfort of home. Apart from professional daily coverage and highlights by cable outlets like The Cowboy Channel, PBR has also stepped in to offer an additional, free rodeo hub via the ad-fueled streaming platform Pluto TV (available online and as an app on various streaming devices and smart TVs).
Wanna know a perfect reason to start watching PBR RidePass on Pluto TV today? The channel is airing a daily highlights show (at 3:45 and 9:45 ET) from the 46th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo, which kicked off yesterday at Las Vegas' South Point Equestrian Center. and continues through Saturday.
The INFR 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 INFR members are also members of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
The INFR has been in existence since 1976. The INFR Commission has taken steps to increase the awareness and preservation of the INFR for the Professional Indian Cowboys and Cowgirls. Another key component that has been implemented is the INFR Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the INFR has provided over $50,000 in scholarship assistance to members of the organization, and take pride in seeing the INFR Cowboys and Cowgirls achieve their educational goals."
If you want to get caught up on the action before checking in with Pluto TV tonight, here are the results/standings from INFR Day 1. If you want to travel to an INFR-sanctioned rodeo tour stop next year, find out more here.
Photos from the Indian National Finals Rodeo's website