A Lifetime of Learning: A Conversation with Jill Barron

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Jill Barron has never known a life without horses. Based in Calgary, Canada, the professional horse trainer and equestrian coach has made a career out of following her passions. Her unique approach to training blends classical techniques and natural horsemanship in a manner that focuses equally on the horse and the rider, benefiting all involved. She prioritizes an open mind … Read More

702,697 Memories Made During the 117th National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO. – The National Western Stock Show presented by Centura Health drew excited crowds of Coloradans and out-of-towners alike. The gates closed and the arenas cleared as the best 16 days in January came to an end. A final attendance tally of 702,697 guests made the 2023 NWSS the fourth highest attended show in event history. The grand champion attendance record of … Read More

Overwhelming Support for Colorado Kids Leads to Record Numbers at Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

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DENVER, CO. – The sold-out crowd at the 2023 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions attracted spectators and buyers eager to support young men and women in agriculture. This year, all eyes were on the two kids from Colorado, Justin Pfannebecker from LaSalle, Colorado, and his Grand Champion Steer named Stan, aka Stan The Man. Also from Colorado, the Reserve Champion Hog … Read More

Press Release: Centura Health Named the Official Presenting Partner of the National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO – For the first time in its 116-year history, the legendary National Western Stock Show will have an official presenting partner. Colorado-based health care leader Centura Health will present the iconic National Western Stock Show under a three-year agreement. Centura Health’s vision – every community, every neighborhood, and every individual – whole and healthy – will be featured … Read More

Protecting Agriculture in Colorado

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The road to the 2022 ballot is still far from Colorado voters, but agriculture groups are already united in opposition to Initiative 16, the so-called Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering and Exploitation, or PAUSE act. There’s no doubt that the extreme changes to Colorado statutes proposed would decimate the state’s second-largest industry- agriculture. Farm and ranch families in Colorado and … Read More

What is Initiative 16 (PAUSE act) and why should it matter to you?

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What is Initiative 16? Initiative 16 is a citizen-led ballot initiative that: Criminalizes farmers, ranchers, and veterinarians who use accepted animal husbandry practices to care for animals. Changes state statutory language to define common animal care practices as “cruelty to animals.” Bans slaughter for animals that have lived less than 25 percent of their “natural” lifespan. Criminalizes the following veterinary … Read More

Colorado natives will tell ya’, it’s okay to leave your holiday light up through January.

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Do you consider yourself a Colorado native?  If so, you must know about the longstanding tradition between holiday lights and the National Western Stock Show!  If you are new to Colorado, listen up.  You’re going to want to jump on this Colorado Cowtown bandwagon.   So, what is a tradition? The definition reads; a long-established custom or belief that has … Read More

One Scoop at a Time

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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

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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