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Feel Good Sunday: Paralyzed Rodeo Champion Amberley Snyder Sees Her Story Brought to Life in Walk. Ride. Rodeo.


Amberley Snyder’s inspiring true story of strength and resilience will debut on Netflix on March 8 

Amberley Snyder is getting the movie treatment.

The 28-year-old’s inspiring story is coming to life in Netflix’s Walk. Ride. Rodeo., showing how a tragic accident put Snyder on another path that has led her to help thousands of people across the country.

“I never imagined that this is how my story would turn out!” she tells PEOPLE to coincide with the exclusive trailer premiere. “I have always just been a stubborn cowgirl who loved horses and rodeo. To have a movie made has reiterated that everything happens for a reason and the purpose I serve in this chair is about something bigger than me.”

Snyder, a rodeo champion, was just 19-years-old when she crashed her truck on the way to a show and was ejected from her seat in 2010, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. But although doctors said she would never ride again, Snyder proved everyone wrong by hopping back on her beloved horse just four months later.

And she even got to do a little acting as a stunt double in the movie, in which Spencer Locke plays her.

“I am my own stunt double for the post accident riding scenes,” she says. “I am also a consultant on the film. I was able to be on set for almost every day a horse was ridden.”

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. premieres on Netflix on March 8. Watch the trailer above.

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