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Providing Unique Experiences Through Partnership

In blog, Horse Shows, News by Kendra McConnell

Sometimes beneficial experiences come through unusual circumstances and conversations. You can never quite predict what a band director from an engineering school might respond when you ask if they can play live music while horses perform in the arena around them. Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Klimek, the Director of Bands for the Colorado School of Mines, replied simply “sure, we can …

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Retiring a Winner

In exhibitors/contestants, Horse Shows by Kendra McConnell

Five events over two days comprised the third National Western Horseman’s Challenge. Winning first place in the 2020 Advanced division and second in the Speed Challenge was Margaret Blaha of Golden, Colorado. A longtime National Western Stock Show fan, Margaret and her partner Sonny savored their win this year. Sonny, a 19-year-old sorrel and white gelding, competed in his last show as …

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Sharing Family Traditions

In exhibitors/contestants, Horse Shows, News by Kendra McConnell

Sitting in the green seats in the Stadium Arena next to his father as they watched the various cattle shows is one of John Hiemer’s fondest memories of the National Western Stock Show. It is those family traditions, love of the agricultural heritage and the desire to mentor and share that lifestyle with others that drives John to continue to …

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What is Mentor Matchup?

In blog, Horse Shows, News by Karen Woods

The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup scholarship program is just two years old and already very popular with competitors and spectators alike. Created in 2018, Mentor Matchup provides an opportunity for local equestrian youth to learn and compete during the NWSS through relevant hands-on educational activities with their equine partner and top equine professionals. Prior …

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Roll of Victory Angus Bull Show Attracts A Crowd

In exhibitors/contestants, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Stands were packed as Angus breeders kicked off their week with the Angus Roll of Victory Bull Show in Stadium Arena. The competition was deep as Chuck Brost, Larkspur, Colorado, and associate judge Tom Dalby, Cameron, Texas, sorted through the show. “With a set of bulls like this, the Angus breed is in awfully good shape,” Brost said. WCC Classic …