When American cowboys of the 1800’s ran cattle together on open ranges, they gathered each year to separate their herds from their neighbors. This is what we call “Cutting”. Naturally, when you bring a group of people working together it turns into a competition, and equine competitions are some of the best. The Cutting and Rodeo heritages run strong and deep, and have for centuries. In the 1800’s they were also a grand social events, some say the original networking events, and nothing from that has changed much today. The ranchers gathered, there was a competition and the families shared their stories and wares from the last gathering. They revealed crafts, sold wares, exchanged recipes, but most of all, they shared laughter. They worked side by side to teach and guide their children and developed a strong community. From this we have seen many “Legends” in the equine industries that give us inspiration to keep these sports going.

Our goal is to illustrate the positive value of what equine sports has done for the history of America. By actions we wish to demonstrate the legendary proceedings of the men and women, unafraid of hard work, who founded the west and the lifestyle that gave them the courage it took to endure its hardships and lead them to a better life.

March 8, 2016
Art of Building a Community

Join us in building our community through art!  Classes have started, and more to follow! Class schedules have been updated!  View the schedule HERE.  Sign up now!  Class sizes are limited! […]

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March 6, 2016
Stampede Community Festival Horse Project

Art of Building a Community By our actions, we wish to demonstrate the legendary proceedings of the men and women, unafraid of hard work, who founded the west, and the lifestyle […]

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March 2, 2016
2nd Annual Western Heritage Demonstration

Gold Buckle Champion, is kicking off our 2nd annual Western Heritage Art Project on April 2nd at Karcher Mall in Nampa, ID. This year’s kickoff will feature several artists doing demonstrations of art forms that helped shape our Western Heritage.

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February 29, 2016
Grand Opening Drawing Winners

A special thanks to Councilwoman Sandi Levi and Nampa Chamber's Debbie Kling and Steve Weston. Your kind words and encouragement will help us succeed in bringing more to our community.

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February 1, 2016
Coffee & Color Books

Coffee and Coloring Book Pages.
Come by for a couple hours of learning how to bring your coloring book pages to life using coloring pencils.  Did you receive a coloring book for Christmas? Want some ideas on blending and highlighting for beautiful effects?

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October 21, 2015
Gold Buckle Champion Western Heritage Art Project

Gold Buckle Champion is excited to introduce two projects for our 2nd annual Western Heritage Art Competition for prizes and scholarships.
The first project is open to school age kids in Idaho.
In Jan 2015, Idaho ranked amongst the lowest in education and per-pupil spending.  Art has been dropped from early education and offered only at the high school level.   Educators are focused on developing the academics which does not allow the brain to fully develop its greatest potential. 

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October 12, 2015
Pumpkin Painting Contest
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September 14, 2015
Indian Creek Festival 2015
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July 22, 2015
Winners of the Dummy Roping Contest
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