Dallas Keith Louden
2009 Tie Down Roping ChampionAge at time of Championship: 30
Marital Status: Married
Family: Eleisha, Carissa, Braden, and Blair James
Home Town: Martin, South Dakota
Native American Heritage: Oglala Sioux
INFR Events Worked: Tie Down Roping
“Dice (I rode Mark Cuny's horse for the 2009 INFR). During the regular season I rode my own: Bluefrost (This horse is my A-Team, I rode him at the GPIRA Finals to win the average) and Dunny (his 1st season was in 2009, won 4 rodeos and 2 calf roping jackpots on him).”
How important is it to you to have won an INFR Championship?
“VERY IMPORTANT! This is awesome; I have wanted this title since the 1st
INFR that I qualified for.”
What is your most memorable run at the 2009 INFR?
“It would have to be the 4th round; coming into that last calf I was seated 3rd. Knowing this it was a game plan of "get across the line and get it on!" I drew a calf that was average and I was happy with that. Everything fell into place and I left Las Vegas a World Champion!”
Who has been your biggest influence in Indian Rodeo?
“It would have to be Howard Hunter from Kyle SD. My dad was rodeoing at
the same time as Howard. Dad talked about the horses he rode and yet today he
compares Saddle Bronc riders to Howard.”
What are the benefits of INFR rodeos for you?
“I think the benefits of INFR Rodeos for me, is the people I meet and talk with. Also at every rodeo there is something to learn from, whether within your run or by watching others.”
SDRA Finals Qualifier
NRCA Finals Qualifier
2009 INFR World Champion Tie Down Roper