Miss Indian Rodeo is from South Dakota

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Miss Indian Rodeo visited the Stock Show Saturday to help support the Miss Black Hills Stock Show pageant.

Kade Bettelyoun is from Pine Ridge and is the fourth South Dakotan to win the title. She grew up around horses and has been riding since the age of three. Winning the title of Miss Indian Rodeo means a lot to her not only for her own accomplishments, but for what the title represents.

"More than wearing long hair an earrings and things like that I represent Indian rodeo and all rodeo and my tribe. Those are really the two things that kind of, I'd like to think that make me who I am, my tribe and rodeo and so I get to represent those at the same time so that's pretty cool," says Bettelyoun.

The Miss Indian Rodeo pageant was held in Las Vegas in October and Bettelyoun is excited to represent her community during her year as queen.