Thank you, rodeo fans, for making the 2012 Snake River Stampede one of the best yet! See you again at the 98th annual Snake River Stampede, July 16-20, 2013, at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Boasting a $400,000 payoff, the Snake River Stampede is one of the top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation. It has evolved from a small, local bucking horse competition in the early 1900′s to a major professional sports event.
Originally it was called the Rodeo and Buck Show and the bucking stock was herded overland from the Horseshoe Bend area. In 1937, it was named the Snake River Stampede and became a professional rodeo. Virtually all of the world champions have competed at the Stampede at one time or another.
The rodeo features bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing, plus mutton busting for the kids and the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.