The Snake River Stampede Rodeo, anchored in supporting the western lifestyle, community, and youth activities, expanded the rodeo events in 2004 to include the Rope and Run, a local amateur and pro rodeo team-roping event where the top performers could qualify to compete under the lights during rodeo week at the Ford Idaho Center.
The event has grown to over 1,100 entries of all ages, with some competitors winning multiple divisions and competing multiple nights during the Stampede.
In 2015 the Stampede partnered with Ben and Lori Badiola and SRS sports to hold the event at Homedale, ID and Badiola arenas. The indoor and outdoor arenas efficiently run walk-in entries over two days prior to rodeo week and in some divisions award prizes up to six places thanks to sponsors SRC Sports, D&B Supply, Wrangler, Commercial Tire, Equibrand and Snake River Stampede Whisky.
This year’s event is scheduled for July 16-17, and the top three teams in ACTRA divisions 8.5, 7.5, 6.5, 5.5, 4.5, and 3.5 will compete during SRS week July 19-23 for more than $89,000 in purse and prize money (to become the top local team).
“We’re so fortunate to have the support of SRC sports and our sponsors to provide this opportunity to our local competitors. I’ve spent my entire life competing in or producing sporting events across the country and the Badiola arenas, Ben and Lori Badiola, and Kelly Reilly are as good as any of them. They run over a thousand teams through in two days we appreciate our partnership.” Rance Pugmire, SRS board member and Stampede Qualifier Committee Chair.