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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.


June 25, 2020
Stampede Days for 2020

Stampede Days We regret to inform everyone that will all the restrictions on Stampede Days, because of the Covid 19 Pandemic, we will not be able to produce this event for 2020.  Please watch for more information for Thursday July 15th, Friday, July 16th,  Saturday, July 17th, and Sunday, July 18th 2021.Each of the nonprofits involved […]

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July 2, 2019
Stampede Days 2019

Stampede Days is designed to celebrate the tradition of the Snake River Stampede, supporting our nonprofits that contribute so much to our community and build connections to benefit all. Join us for all of the fun and festivities in Lakeview Park on Thursday July 11th, Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Sponsor recognition, […]

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April 29, 2016
Karcher Mall - She ain't what she used to be... or is She

Karcher Mall is once again making changes that affect the growth of our community, just as they did in 1965. Starting on the First Friday in May, Karcher Mall, in conjunction with Gold Buckle Champions, will be hosting an event that showcases the creativity of our community. The “Art of Building a Community”. Artisans are […]

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April 16, 2016
First Friday Karcher Mall

The May 6th was a great kick off for Gold Buckle Champion’s “Art of Building a Community” First Friday year around events at Karcher Mall! The Art of Building a Community is geared to seek, discover, inspire, and explore creativity in all its forms.   Here are some of the activities that we would like […]

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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!  (Click on “Show more Sign Ups” to see all that is available)Gold Buckle Champion teaches the fundamentals of art to everyone for free.  This is a 16 […]

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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 that gave them the courage it took to endure its hardships and lead them to a better life. In the 1800’s every large ranch held […]

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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. Braiding, leather tooling, silverwork, and cowboy poetry, just to name a few. Demonstrations of their […]

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February 29, 2016
Grand Opening Drawing Winners

Thank you to everyone who came to make our grand opening at Karcher Mall so successful! 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. If you missed the grand opening and unveiling of […]

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February 1, 2016
Coffee & Color Books

Sign UP HERE 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? Bring your own coloring book, pages, coloring pencils or […]

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