Welcome to Navajo Nation Rodeo Association

Welcome to Navajo Nation Rodeo Association

Welcome to Navajo Nation Rodeo AssociationWelcome to Navajo Nation Rodeo Association

NNRA President, Alvin Smith 505-713-1024 

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Note from Alvin Smith:


This is a response per your request related to NNRA on COVID 19 world pandemic:

NNRA administration has cancelled meetings and rodeos for April 2020. We  will reevaluate the COVID 19 situation at the end of April. NNRA is  concerned for our Rodeo Contestants health as well as their families and  the public in general. We encourage all to follow  the recommendation of the CDC, Navajo Nation OPVP, all medical facilities as well as Incident Command Centers.  There is an Order for “Shelter in Place” by Commission on Emergency  Management. Again, please follow the recommendations and the Shelter in Place. 

We are continuing to communicate with the rodeo  sponsors on Rodeos that have been scheduled for 2020 Rodeo Season. Each  rodeo sponsor will decide to cancel or postpone their Rodeo. NNRA’s  first three sanction rodeos have been canceled for 2020  Rodeo Season. So technically our first rodeo maybe on May 27, 2020 in Table Mesa depending on the COVID-19 situation. The COVID-19 has a Hugh  overall effect on the Contestant, Stock Producers, Rodeo Sponsors and  Region Administrations throughout the INFR Regions  (United States) who make investments to be successful in their own  right. We have been getting good support and positive comments from our  contestants. They are concerns with the COVID-19 as well. 

INFR Commission  has put out a statement on Facebook as follows: INFR Regions:
At this point the INFR is going to leave the decision on cancelling the rodeos with each Region as to what they want to do, but the INFR encourages committees and Regions to consult with their respective local Health Authorities and obtain regular updates. Keep in mind that this is about health and lives and rodeo may have to take a back seat for a while.

The last sentence says a lot about our organization. NNRA has taken this  into consideration that Rodeo will take a back seat during this world pandemic. Most importantly the contestant supports our decision. If you have any questions please call or mail me at 505-713-1024. Thank you for your interest and support to get the message out on behalf of Navajo Nation Rodeo Association.

Stay Blessed.

Alvin Smith, President 


2019 Year End Champions:
Bareback Riding: Delvechio Kaye

Saddle Bronc Riding: Robert Burbank

Bull Riding: Tustin Daye

Steer Wrestling: Brandon Bates

Tie Down Roping: Malachi Pablo

Ladies Breakaway Roping: Danielle Lowman

Ladies Barrel Racing: Raynell Holgate

Team Roping Header: Chuck Sells

Team Roping Heeler: Victor Begay

Jr Breakaway Roping: Kadin Jodie

Jr Barrel Racing: Zayla Aguilar

Jr Bull Riding: Kailar Charley

Sr Breakaway Roping: Alfred Bates

Sr Team Roping Header: Carl Begay

Sr Team Roping Heeler: Albert Nez


About Us


Rodeo Schedule:

Rodeo Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change.


Rodeo Daysheets & Results:

Rodeo Daysheets & Results will be posted as they are finalized.


Rodeo Standings:

Rodeo Standings will be updated accordingly and posted after final approval. 


Congratulations To All!!

Class of 2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo World Champions


Bareback - Jayco Roper
Steer Wrestling - Bryton Edmundson
Ladies Breakaway - Jareth Hale
Saddle Bronc - Cole Elshere
Tie-down Roping - Quinton Inman
Team Roping - Edward Hawley, Myles John
Ladies Barrels - Sonya Dodging Horse
Bull Riding - Wyatt Nez
Ladies All-Around - Shantell Brewer
Men’s All-Around - Fran Marchand 


Bart Ness - Sr Breakaway
Cayda Dodging Horse -Jr Barrels
Chance Thomas - Jr Bulls
Daryl Boyd and Alfred Armajo Jr - Sr Team Roping
Ty Vaile, Jr Breakaway

Contact Us


NNRA Region 6

P.O Box 1368

Crownpoint, NM 87313


Alvin Smith, President
Ray Smith, Vice President
Shawndeana Smith, Secretary/Treasurer
Darlene Thomas, Administrative Liaison
Penny Mix, CES Rodeo Secretary

Bobby Pablo, Judges Coordinator

Lonette Lee, Timers Coordinator
Vacant, Public Relations


David Peshlakai, Rodeo Representative (pro-tem)
Wayne Franklin, Senior Event

Karl Dennison, Senior Event (Alternate)
Sheridan Jodie, Mens Timed Event
Sheila Sells, Ladies Event

Alfredo Stevenson, Junior Event

Vacant, Rough Stock

If you are interested in becoming a part of NNRA, please inform the Administration.   Thank you!  


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