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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 …