Today’s Holiday: Omak Stampede and Suicide Race

Today’s Holiday:
Omak Stampede and Suicide Race

The Omak Stampede and Suicide Race includes three days of professional rodeo in Omak, Washington. What makes this different from other rodeos is the World Famous Suicide Race, a terrifying hoof-thundering gallop by 15-20 mounted horses down an almost vertical hill, across the Okanogan River, and then into the rodeo arena. The rodeos top off a week of activities that include Indian ceremonies and dances, a western art show, and a grand parade. Animal rights activists have protested the race because of the extreme danger to the horses. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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