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 29, 2014
Idaho State BBQ Competition

Welcome to the the Taste of Idaho's first annual Idaho State BBQ Competition, hosted by Gold Buckle Champions and State of Idaho. You can enter online here or download a form to fill and mail.  BBQ Application You can download a complete list of rules. BBQ Application Rules 8:00 AM Team “load in” Friday 9/5/20142:00 PM […]

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June 29, 2014
BBQ Judges Training Class

As part of your class you will receive instruction in scoring, procedures, allowed and disallowed display techniques, and actual scoring (while eating) sample entries in all four of the Taste of Idaho BBQ categories. After scoring each meat, scores will be discussed and you will receive feedback that will help you to more systematically score […]

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March 7, 2014
Gold Buckle Champion BBQ for Gem State Rodeo Association

Gold Buckle Champion, Idaho Cutting Horse Association, and Peterson Stampede Dodge are proud to host this event at the ICHA Aged Event and weekend show.  See more HERE Gem State Rodeo Association (GSRA) is a youth rodeo organization in the Treasure Valley that has been serving the local community for several decades.  Many of Idaho’s […]

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February 11, 2014
Gold Buckle Champion Tab Cover Contest

Update:  This contest deadline has passed, but we will doing this again for the Fall Futurity & Aged Event!  Not too early to submit entries!  If you are artfully inclined or can write, this is a great way to earn scholarships! Student writers and artists from Canyon County School districts are invited to submit their […]

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June 6, 2013
“Taste of Idaho Adventures” Idaho Sanctioned International Chili Society Cook-Off at the Idaho Horse Park

Welcome to Gold Buckle Champion’s “Taste of Idaho Adventures” Idaho Sanctioned International Chili Society Cook-Off at the Idaho Horse Park August 31, 2013 CLICK HERE for a complete schudule Idaho is celebrating its 5th year of hosting the Official Idaho State Sanctioned, International Chili Society Cook-Off. The winner has the opportunity to compete at the […]

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May 31, 2013
Horseman's Park Youth Day

School Field Trip to Horseman's Park with Commissioner Scow.

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March 3, 2013
Nampa Firefighters Charity BBQ

The ICHA will host a "Charity BBQ" for the Nampa Firefighters Charity Funds. Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 to 2:00 in the concessions area of the Idaho Horse Park in conjunction with our ICHA Weekend show. The fun part is they are hosting a BBQ with amazing food by Brent Reynolds and his amazing rubs! […]

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June 13, 2012
Gold Buckle Champion Golf Tournament

  For teams, businesses, and packages, please contact Stephanie Gornichec  208-571-7344 to sign up. The Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity & Aged Event is one of Idaho’s largest horse sporting events.  Our Futurity and Aged event is scheduled for August 29- September 7, 2012.  These events are FREE to the public to promote our western […]

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June 8, 2012
David Stoecklein Photography Clinic

Openings in the July Photo-Workshop
We’re excited to share the news of these open spots in the upcoming summer workshop with you!
Summer in the mountains is truly as close to paradise as you can get. Shoot alongside David, against one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the USA and Mt. Borah! Photo opportunities at the summer workshops include working cowboys in action, stunning landscapes, quirky cowdogs and the always anticipated sunrise and sunset shoots!

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