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Omak Stampede

Last Of The Wild " Horse Races" In The World. The Native Americans Of The Colville Nations Have Been Racing Down This Slope And Across The River For The Last 74 Years. Second Weekend Of August Each Year. Big Rodeo, Fair , Parade And The Wildest Race " Anywhere". In fact each year the race is said to be last as both natives and horses alike have been killed as they head down the steep slope and across the river.... Great Native Amercian Drummers And Dancers.. ( No Photos In This Gallery May Be Copied Or Used Or Looked At For That Matter According To The Omak Stampede Who Own All Rights To Any Photo Ever Taken At Any Stampede Event For The Last 75 Years!!! ) If You See A Photo Here Reproduced From Lat Year's Race, PLease turn to another gallery. Thank You,,, Even Though This Is My Own Personal Site....... ( THIS GALLERY IS ONLY FOR EDITORIAL OF AN EVENT!! )
The Start Of The  Stampede 74th Running
The Start Of The " Stampede" 74th Running
  The Hill 225 Foot Drop In River!!!
" The Hill" 225 Foot Drop In River!!!
Wildest Race On  Earth
Wildest Race On Earth
 Hitting  The Water
" Hitting The Water "
 Big Splash At Bottom Of Hill
" Big Splash At Bottom Of Hill "
Colville Tribes World Famous  Suicide Race
Colville Tribes World Famous " Suicide Race"
No Race Like This One
No Race Like This One
The  Wild Canadian Gals
The " Wild" Canadian Gals
Mural Of The Stampede Suicide Race In Downtown Omak
Mural Of The "Stampede" Suicide Race In Downtown Omak
Young Cowboy And Proud Mom
Young Cowboy And Proud Mom
Steer Wrestling ( Hard Day's Work)
Steer Wrestling ( Hard Day's Work)
Bareback  Ridin,,,, Didn't Make 8 Seconds........
Bareback " Ridin",,,, Didn't Make 8 Seconds........
Happy Stampede Couple ( Great Tatoos And Lip Stick!)
Happy Stampede Couple ( Great Tatoos And Lip Stick!)
Native  Fry Bread,,, Taste Great , But Not Real Good For Your Heart!!!
Native " Fry Bread",,, Taste Great , But Not Real Good For Your Heart!!!
 Calf Rope-In
" Calf Rope-In "
Bull Riders Are Crazy!!! ( Fact ),,,,,,,,
Bull Riders Are Crazy!!! ( Fact ),,,,,,,,
Night  Suicide Race ( Shot at ISO 3200 with my slow F4 lens!!)
Night " Suicide Race" ( Shot at ISO 3200 with my slow F4 lens!!)
Hitting The Water After 225 ft. Drop, Swim River, Then 500 Yard Sprint
Hitting The Water After 225 ft. Drop, Swim River, Then 500 Yard Sprint
Hard Way To Earn A Living!!!
Hard Way To Earn A Living!!!
One Of The Suicide Racers And His Native Stock Horse
One Of The "Suicide Racers" And His Native Stock Horse
Quick  Over The Head Dismount
Quick " Over The Head" Dismount
Omak Stampede Brings  Lots Of Bikers
Omak Stampede Brings Lots Of "Bikers"
 Cowboy Camera Men
" Cowboy" Camera Men
 Humvee Driven By Rodeo Queen With Two Recruiters Try To Recruit Cowboys
Humvee Driven By Rodeo Queen With Two "Recruiters" Try To Recruit Cowboys
Two Time Suicide Race Winner And His Horse In Native Paint
Two Time Suicide Race Winner And His Horse In Native Paint
Native  Beauty Shows Her Man's Horse Before Suicide Race.
Native " Beauty" Shows Her Man's Horse Before Suicide Race.
Team Roping At Stampede Rodeo ( Shot At ISO 3200)
Team Roping At Stampede Rodeo ( Shot At ISO 3200)
Beer Garden  Bouncers
Beer Garden " Bouncers"
 Tough Cowboy ,, The Real Deal
" Tough Cowboy" ,, The Real Deal
Omak Stampede Boardman  Ed Thiele
Omak Stampede Boardman " Ed Thiele"
 Riders Head Down Slope In  The Blink Of An Eye
Riders Head Down Slope In " The Blink Of An Eye"
 Brawn  And Muscle As Horses And Men Ride Across River
Brawn And Muscle As Horses And Men Ride Across River
 Great Seat For Watching The Race...
Great Seat For Watching The Race...
 Camera Ready To Roll At Start Of Suicide Race
Camera Ready To Roll At Start Of Suicide Race
  Tennis Anyone????
" Tennis Anyone???? "
Pre-Race  Scouting  Of The Course
Pre-Race " Scouting " Of The Course
 Bull Doggin
Bull Doggin
Horse Giving Cowboy  Flying Lessons
Horse Giving Cowboy " Flying Lessons "
Ride Um Cowboy
"Ride Um Cowboy "
 Humble 2 Time  Suicide Race Winner  During Parade Of The Racers
Humble 2 Time " Suicide Race Winner " During Parade Of The Racers
 No Whining Allowed
" No Whining Allowed "
Hitting The Water After 225 ft Downhill Run
Hitting The Water After 225 ft Downhill Run