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.


October 12, 2015
Pumpkin Painting Contest

Thank you Tammy Scardino for this great interview for Channel 6 and Fox 9 We have officially moved back into Karcher Mall and will offer many opportunities for you to come and learn new techniques in painting and community programs. October 17th is our awards ceremony for the Western Heritage Art program for 2015.  It […]

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September 14, 2015
Indian Creek Festival 2015

This was an amazing event put on by creative people! Thank You to our volunteers and artists who donated their time to face painting and helping with our western heritage preservation!  

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June 22, 2015
Kiwanis Steak Fry Dinner

You can pre order your dinners to make sure that there are plenty of delicious steaks available. You can also make an additional donation to the Kiwanis to help them with all their wonderful community projects. [vfb id='3']

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June 9, 2015
Stampede Festival Horses

Support your local community! Purchasing a “Wooden” horse supports your local youth, schools, and nonprofits.  This is in conjunction with the Stampede Festival/Rodeo Week to build a strong community.   Our artists have decorated a wide variety of horses that are ready for you to buy.  All the proceeds go to our “Legends in the Making” program. […]

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April 23, 2015
Snake River Stampede Community Festival

Snake River Stampede has endorsed our western heritage art projects for its western heritage preservation by providing our youth with Stampede Festival horses to decorate for their 100th Year Snake River Stampede Community Celebration Festival, to be auctioned for our youth programs.  These fund scholarships, classroom makeovers, and western heritage projects and prizes for our […]

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March 20, 2015
Nampa Teacher wins classroom makeover

The first of 4 teachers is selected to receive a “classroom makeover” in Nampa.  Gold Buckle Champions is recognizing the Legends amongst us, and received a nomination for a Ronald Regan elementary teacher, Anita Field, who teaches kindergarten. Sue Marostica, executive director for Gold Buckle, said, “We are looking for people to recognize as someone […]

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August 5, 2014
Gold Buckle Champion BBQ Judges Application

Gold Buckle Champion is looking to put on an amazing BBQ contest and would like to have judges that are qualified. The Grand Champion of the Taste of Idaho Adventures BBQ Competition will have the chance to compete at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November. We want to be able to send […]

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July 10, 2014
BBQ Cooking Class/Dinner

Come join us for a spectacular evening.  Bring your spouse/companion and find out the tricks from the pros on a great BBQ. Dave Schultz is donating his time.  Net proceeds from this class will go to the Toys for Tots and Nampa Fire Department Burn Out Fund. [vfb id=7]

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July 2, 2014
Charity Tailgate Competition!

• Taste of Idaho Adventures •          Charity Tailgate Competition September 6th at the Ford Idaho Horse Park ICHA Futurity & Aged Event and Mercuria Cutting Shopping with local & regional vendors Idaho State BBQ Competition - $10,000 in Cash & Prizes Community Tailgate Competition 4:00 - 7:00 PM   Setup at […]

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