Stampeders prepare to put on a show at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa

Posted: 2:16 PM, Jul 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 19:25:23-04

The Snake River Stampeders have a whole lot of tradition and heritage, just like the rodeo that will have fans on the edge of their seat watching the broncs and the bulls with all the roping and riding.

The Stampeders have been a fixture at the Stampede since 1997, these synchronized riders who perform in the dark put on a show that is amazing to watch.

They are the only drill team to have performed at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, they performed at the Olympics in Salt Lake City back in 2002, but they say their most important audience is the hometown crowd at the Ford Idaho Center.

"It's amazing, it's definitely super emotional, you can hear everybody and you can just feel how excited they are," said Kade Ruby who has been riding with Stampeders for three years.

The team is made up of 18 cowgirls and their horses and first time member Carlee Cacopardo said she dreamed of being part of this team after watching them perform as a kid.

"I would come to the Stampede and watch all of them and think how cool it was and how exciting it would be to be on this team," said Cacopardo. "I feel really honored to ride with everybody."

The Stampeders will make a nightly performance at the Snake River Stampede that has been entertaining fans for more than 100 years.

To see how these talented riders prepare to ride in the dark and get ready for the Stampede check out the video.