One Scoop at a Time

Karen Woodsblog, News, NWSS Livestock Blog

With 23 professional rodeos and over 100 livestock shows, the National Western Stock Show is home to thousands of different animals during the 16-day event.  This means A LOT of poop. In fact, approximately 17,000 yards of manure is hauled off each year! Upon the completion of the 2020 National Western Stock Show, a Colorado-based business, B.O.S.S. Compost, hauls all of … Read More

Longhorn Love

stockshowblog, News

From the second you lay eyes on them, they make their presence known. Their confidence is shown with their heads held high and their horns held higher. The Longhorns are one of the most well-known animals at the National Western Stock Show.  Many know them as the official kick-off of Stock Show with the parade in downtown Denver. But what … Read More

Small in Size, Big with Love

stockshowblog, News

From a world of horses, Colorado agriculture, Audra McNicholas is no stranger to the industry. McNicholas was a former Miss Rodeo Colorado in 2009. With her love for horses and her community, she is paving the way for therapy horses in Colorado by restoring love and mental health back into her community.  After several years of working with horses, McNicholas … Read More

Grabbing Life by the Horns

stockshowblog, Rodeos

Many rodeo athletes have dreamed of a career in the sport since they could walk. For 41-year-old steer wrestler Matt Reeves, life as a rodeo athlete looked a little different when he started out.  “I never thought when I was a little kid that I was going to go rodeo for a living,” Reeves said.  Originally from Pampa, Texas, Reeves … Read More

Showing Family Values

stockshowblog, Livestock Shows, News

The National Western Stock Show is the premier livestock show in the United States, and it draws talented competitors from across the nation to contend for glory on the Hill. The variety and intensity found only at national shows is what keeps contestants like 16-year-old Maddie Unruh from Peyton, Colorado coming back.

The 114th National Western Stock Show Opens January 11

stockshowblog, News, Press Release

January 2, 2020, DENVER, CO – The National Western Stock Show is just one week from the annual Kick-Off Parade presented by Arrow Electronics, launching the 114-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver.  The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 9, at noon.  The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal, Jake Jabs. The 2020 National … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: National Western Stock Show Announces Jake Jabs as 2020 Parade Grand Marshal

stockshowblog, News, Press Release

Denver, CO, December 11, 2019 – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce Colorado businessman, legend and Stock Show enthusiast Jake Jabs as the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal. On Thursday, January 9th, Jake Jabs will lead the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle, horses and western wagons through the streets of downtown Denver to celebrate the start of the 114th … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Best 16 Days In January Comes To A Close

stockshowblog, Media, News

2019 National Western Stock Show Celebrates Over 700,000 Attendees DENVER, CO, January 27, 2019 – The 113th National Western Stock Show celebrated the best sixteen days in January with the third highest attendance, hosting 701,656 visitors. The attendance record sits at 726,972 guests and was set in 2006 during the 100th Anniversary. “We appreciate every person, young and old, from near and … Read More