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Ward wins INFR World Championship

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Tatum Ward of Whitehorse, competed in the Junior Barrel Racing at the 2012 Indian National Finals Rodeo held this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tatum and her horse Scooter placed fourth in the first round with a 15.478 run and sixth in the second round with a time of 15.496.  The two times put the pair in the top ten for Saturday’s short go.  In the final round, Tatum and Scooter ran the pattern in a time of 15.137, the fastest time of the week for Junior Barrels to jump to the top of the leader board to win the average and the 2012 INFR World Championship Junior Barrel Racing title.  Ward’s winnings included a short-go round buckle, a trophy championship saddle and buckle, and a total of $1734.00 in go-round money.  Tatum is the 14-year-old daughter of Tater and Laura Ward of Whitehorse, SD and granddaughter of John and Cathy Alley of Timber Lake and the late Dick and Deloris Ward.  Tatum is also an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a freshman at Timber Lake High School.

Tatum Ward accepts her buckles and saddle from INFR member Ross Racine. Ted Hoyt, INFR Jr/Sr Board Member; Ross Racine, Intertribal Ag Council; Vicki Hebb, Intertribal Ag Council. – Photo by Images Unlimited

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