Each Calf Scramble event involves participants who range from 14-16 years of age, competing for the chance to catch one of the calves that are released into the arena. The calves must be caught, haltered and led across the finish line to be declared a winner. The winners each receive a $1,000 certificate towards the purchase of a purebred beef or dairy heifer that is raised with supervision from local 4-H and FFA advisors.
The winners are then required to return to the Snake River Stampede the following year to show their heifer at the Calf Scramble Livestock Show. They are also encouraged to show their heifer at local county fairs and other local breed shows. The Calf Scramble works in partnership with local 4-H and FFA clubs encouraging the participation of high school students in agricultural projects.
The Snake River Stampede Directors and the Calf Scramble Committee are pleased to announce the TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL CALF SCRAMBLE EVENT, to be held Tuesday night, July 20th, and Saturday matinee, July 24th during Rodeo Week. In 2019, young people from Treasure Valley 4-H clubs and FFA chapters won certificates of $1,000.00 each, by catching a calf in this event. This certificate enabled them to purchase a beef heifer. They continue to participate in their 4-H or FFA programs, and will exhibit their cow/calf pairs at the SRS Livestock Show during Rodeo Week this coming July.
With generous sponsorships, we will plan two Calf Scramble events this year. Approximately 45 young people will be event contestants during the Tuesday night and Saturday matinee rodeo performances, which will result in 20-24 participants to become winners, and to obtain a heifer for the 2021-22 school year. We require each interested young person to submit an application so that we may provide them and their club leader detailed rules and information about the event. Applicants should be at least 14 years old, as of January 1, 2021, up to 16 years old, and be not beyond the beginning of their senior year of high school in the Fall, 2021. Any previous Calf Scramble winner may not apply a second time. In the event that we have more than 45 eligible applications, we will hold a drawing to narrow the total to 45 contestants for the 2021 Calf Scramble events.
The Calf Scramble Committee believes this vital program enables young people to enter the field of agriculture, and we are pleased to support this important youth program in Idaho.
Find applications on the Snake River Stampede website: www.snakeriverstampede.com > “Rodeo” > “Calf Scramble.”
If you are interested in competing, download the application, general rules, and arena rules. The deadline to submit Calf Scramble applications 6/30/2021.
This event is possible thanks to the generous support of many individuals and businesses. We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to our past and future sponsors. The Snake River Stampede Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Organization. All donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the program, download this brochure with additional information.