About the National Western Stock Show

Serving the agriculture industry since 1906.

The National Western Stock Show, presented by CommonSpirit Health, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate-level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.

The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, is held every January for 16 days.  A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows, and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 700,000 visitors each year.

Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness, and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, and provide life-long memories and family traditions.

Contact Us

  • 303-296-NWSS
  • 303-296-6977
  • 4655 Humboldt St, Denver CO 80216

  • Douglas L. Jones
    Chairman of the Board

  • Barth Whitham
    Vice Chairman of the Board

  • Paul D. Andrews
    President & CEO

  • Mark Gustafson

  • Bruce Wagner

  • Peter Coors
    Chairman of the Capital Campaign

  • Sue Anschutz- Rodgers

  • J.J. Ament

  • Terrance Carroll

  • Justin Cumming

  • Stanton Dodge

  • Don Elliman

  • Brooke Fox

  • Dr. Tony Frank

  • Michael Long

  • Guy McEndaffer

  • Nancy Tuor

  • Ron Williams
    Former Chairman/Director

  • Patrick A. Grant
    Chairman Emeritus

  • Dr. G. Marvin Beeman
    Director Emeritus

  • George G. Hutchison
    Director Emeritus