This year’s Ram Invitational Freestyle Reining Champion, Sharee Schwartzenberger, is no stranger to horses or the sport.
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
DENVER, CO – The 2020 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions set record numbers again this year. The day began with the Grand and Reserve Champion Steers making an appearance for high tea at the Brown Palace Hotel, which has been a tradition for the last 75 years. The top eight champion animals set an unprecedented auction total of $531,000. The … Read More
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
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
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.
National Western Stock Show Debuts New Tournament-Style Pro Rodeo Format The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is the first stop of the year for rodeo’s biggest and best stars. This year, the NWSS Pro Rodeos will feature a new tournament-style format with more than half a million dollars up for grabs. The top 80 athletes from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys … Read More
The “Best 16 Days in January” Kicks Off with Record-Breaking Weekend Attendance The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is excited to announce a record-breaking opening weekend. The 114-year-old Colorado tradition brought in crowds totaling 106,921 for the first two days of its sixteen-day event. Previously, the largest opening weekend was in 2018 with 103,546 guests. The opening Saturday attendance record also was the largest … Read More
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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 … Read More