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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 …

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Small in Size, Big with Love

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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 …

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Grabbing Life by the Horns

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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 …

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Showing Family Values

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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.

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The 114th National Western Stock Show Opens January 11

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 far that came out to celebrate Colorado’s longest standing …

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Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Makes Major Gift to Help Make New National Western Center A Reality

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DENVER, Jan. 16, 2019  – Rancher, businesswoman and philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has made a major gift to the Honoring the Legacy…Building the Future campaign supporting the new National Western Center, and one of the redevelopment’s centerpiece facilities will be named in her honor, the Western Stock Show Association announced today. About Honoring the Legacy … Building the Future Campaign The $100 …