It was started by the Assiniboine and Sioux Indians as an Indian day for riding and celebration and was called "Ride 'em Sioux Celebration". Local cowboys soon joined in and all would ride full gallop through the frontier town of the time. It is held the second weekend in July. It includes 3 days of rodeo and parades with a carnival and many other events.
Over the last 50 years, the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede has grown and evolved into a full fledged, sanctioned, Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo, complete with top contenders in every event from all over the United States and Canada.
The Wild Horse Race is the featured event at the Stamped. It consists of three cowboys on foot who try to saddle wild, unbroken horses in the arena. one team member the attempts to ride the animal across a given score line.