Filming is under way in New Mexico for Amberley Snyder’s “Walk. Ride. Rodeo.” which is set to air on Netflix in 2019. Directed by Conor Allyn, the drama follows the story of the nationally-ranked barrel racer who, at 19, barely survived a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
After five hours of emergency surgery in Casper, Wyoming, the doctor’s prognosis was Snyder would never regain use or feeling below her waist. Eighteen months later, Snyder was back in the saddle.
In May of 2015 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and is currently pursuing her master’s in counseling at Utah State University where she also competes on the University rodeo team. She recently earned her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association card – the association’s highest designation that allows her to compete at any standard professional rodeo event in the country.
Snyder is also a social media sensation. Every week she performs everyday tasks that have now become more challenging through her Wheelchair Wednesday video segments on social media. These range from how she gets on her horse to how she fills her truck up with fuel. Nearly 200,000 fans tune in to see Snyder each week on Facebook.
“Walk. Ride. Rodeo.” includes Missi Pyle, Bailey Chase, and Sherri Shepherd. Spencer Locke will star as Snyder.