NWSS 2023 Schedule of Events

January 7-22, 2023

Jan
7
Sat
Colorado vs The World Rodeo: CINCH World Team Semi-Final @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am

The CINCH World Team Semi-Final Rodeo – Boy Scout Day features the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

This exciting rodeo features Colorado rodeo champions vs rodeo champions of the World in three opening day rodeos like none other. The leaders from the RAM Colorado Team face off against the leaders of the CINCH World Team at Colorado vs the World Rodeo FINALS Saturday night to see who will be crowned champion!

Colorado vs The World Rodeo: RAM Team Colorado Semi-Final @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 7 @ 3:30 pm

RAM LogoThe RAM Team Colorado Semi-Final features the coronation of Miss Rodeo Colorado, Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

This exciting rodeo features Colorado rodeo champions vs rodeo champions of the World in three opening-day rodeos like none other. The leaders from the RAM Colorado Team face off against the leaders of the CINCH World Team during Colorado vs the World Rodeo FINALS Saturday night to see who will be crowned champion!

Invitational Ranch Rodeo @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm

The Invitational Ranch Rodeo consists of teams of cowboys or cowgirls from different ranches competing against each other in events that mimic their everyday work on the ranch. Ranch rodeos differ from the more common “pro rodeo” in several ways.

  • Contestants are not professional rodeo cowboys — they usually are full-time ranch hands who compete in ranch rodeos for fun or bragging rights.
  • Events in ranch rodeos are similar to the tasks commonly performed on a ranch and the equipment and tack used are the same as those used during everyday ranch life.
  • Contestants compete as a team representing the ranch they work for.
  • This event will consist of eight, four-man teams competing in four events.
Colorado vs The World Rodeo FINALS @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm

This exciting rodeo features Colorado rodeo champions vs rodeo champions of the World in three opening-day rodeos like none other.

Colorado vs The World Rodeo

Tonight, the leaders from the RAM Team Colorado face off against the leaders of the CINCH World Team during the Colorado vs the World Rodeo FINALS to see who will be crowned champion!

This unique rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, and Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel.

Jan
8
Sun
Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza presented by Hutchison Western, featuring Jerry Diaz and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Filled with cultural pageantry, the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza features Mexican-style bull riding, bareback riding, trick roping, Mariachi music, side saddle riders, and Portuguese-style bullfights all choreographed by Jerry Diaz, a fourth-generation champion charro.

 

RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm

Often compared to a figure skater’s performance, Freestyle Reining competitions combine the athletics and finesse of Reining skills choreographed to musical themes, costumes, and a whole lot of horse and rider personalities.

Top reiners from all over the country embark on Denver in January to compete in the $25,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining at NWSS.

Join us at 1:30 p.m. to witness three select youth perform freestyle reining routines in the Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase.

Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm

The Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza presented by Hutchison Western, featuring Jerry Diaz, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Filled with cultural pageantry, the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza features Mexican-style bull riding, bareback riding, trick roping, Mariachi music, side saddle riders, and Portuguese-style bullfights all choreographed by Jerry Diaz, a fourth-generation champion charro.

Jan
9
Mon
PBR Bull Riding @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

PBR Velocity Tour LogoPBR Bull Riding features Team Penning.

The Denver Chute Out, Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, features top bull riders squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls in North America. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound, animal-athlete opponents.

 

 

 

 

Jan
10
Tue
PBR Bull Riding @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

PBR Velocity Tour LogoPBR Bull Riding features Team Penning.

The Denver Chute Out, Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, features top bull riders squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls in North America. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound, animal-athlete opponents.

 

 

 

 

Jan
11
Wed
PBR Bull Riding FINALS @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm

PBR Velocity Tour Logo

The PBR Bull Riding FINALS features the Team Penning Finals.

The Denver Chute Out, Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, features top bull riders squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls in North America. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound, animal-athlete opponents.

 

 

 

 

Jan
12
Thu
Pink Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm

This Pink Pro Rodeo presented by Cigna, features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Colorado.

The National Western Stock Show is the host of 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of the show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Jan
13
Fri
Pro Rodeo – 4-H Day @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 13 @ 1:30 pm

4-H Logo

This 4-H Day Pro Rodeo features the Pikes Peak Range Riders & Rangerettes, rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here.  

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and bull riding, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm

A show jumping competition with a rock-and-roll atmosphere, the $15,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake features top-level jumpers and a uniquely designed course to produce a high-energy performance.

Each rider jumps the course of 10 to 14 fences starting at 4-feet 6-inches in height. Each fence carries a point value based on its degree of difficulty. The riders decide their own path around the course and can only jump a fence twice, either direction and only if it’s still standing.  Come see who will take a “gamble”

Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm

This Pro Rodeo features the El Jebel Shriners, rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

 

 

Jan
14
Sat
Pro Rodeo – CSU Performance @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am

This CSU Ag Outreach Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

 

 

 

Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here.  

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and bull riding, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Wild West Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm

Patterned after Buffalo Bill’s world-renowned portrayal of the old West, our Wild West Shows follow his traditions of bringing together diverse casts with a variety of talents to entertain and educate audiences. These fast-paced shows have included favorite personalities like Buffalo Bill himself, Annie Oakley, Lucille Mulhall, Bill Pickett and portrayals of American Indians, Cossacks, Pony Express, charros, vaqueros and cowboys.

We will kickoff the weekend of two shows by driving the longhorn herd up Humboldt Street on Saturday, January 14th at 2 p.m.

Designed to both educate and entertain, the National Western Wild West Show will take you on a historical trip back to the days of the Old West with reenactments of the original Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows. Come experience the color and pageantry of the Old West reenacted into the Wild West Show. Known for bringing nations and people together, Buffalo Bill’s influence shows us We’re All Cowboys. Fans of all ages will reminisce of Wild West legends, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and others. The show is full of quick draw antics and cowboy entertainment, painting the story of how the West was won.

Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Jan
15
Sun
Hunger Action Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

Centura Health Logo

This Hunger Action Pro Rodeo, presented by Centura Health, features the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Focus Point FRC and Hunger Free Colorado.

The National Western Stock Show is the host of 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and bull riding, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Wild West Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm

Patterned after Buffalo Bill’s world-renowned portrayal of the old West, our Wild West Shows follow his traditions of bringing together diverse casts with a variety of talents to entertain and educate audiences. These fast-paced shows have included favorite personalities like Buffalo Bill himself, Annie Oakley, Lucille Mulhall, Bill Pickett and portrayals of American Indians, Cossacks, Pony Express, charros, vaqueros and cowboys.

We will kickoff the weekend of two shows by driving the longhorn herd up Humboldt Street on Saturday, January 14th at 2 p.m.

Designed to both educate and entertain, the National Western Wild West Show will take you on a historical trip back to the days of the Old West with reenactments of the original Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows. Come experience the color and pageantry of the Old West reenacted into the Wild West Show. Known for bringing nations and people together, Buffalo Bill’s influence shows us We’re All Cowboys. Fans of all ages will reminisce of Wild West legends, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and others. The show is full of quick draw antics and cowboy entertainment, painting the story of how the West was won.

Pro Rodeo – Canadian Night @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm

This Canadian Night Pro Rodeo features the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, and the Canadian Industry Leader award.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and bull riding, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Jan
16
Mon
Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Xtreme Dogs @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm

Dog lovers unite! Bringing you an all-new show full of amazing tricks and aerial stunts.  Plus witness man’s best friend at work herding sheep, flushing and retrieving or helping their disabled owner. Xtreme Dogs is one of the National Western’s hottest family events. The cast of dogs and their handlers will thrill audiences with their athletic prowess and surprisingly unpredictable antics. Trained to run, jump and retrieve at incredible speeds and soar to unbelievable heights, they have become the world’s most popular dogs. From tunnel relays to mastering mazes, National Western’s  Xtreme Dogs is full of non-stop action choreographed to your favorite music. This is a show that will leave fans of all ages laughing and cheering.

 

MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the history and heritage of America’s black cowboy honoring the legacy of Bill Pickett and his influence on Black Western Heritage.

The special MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo showcases top cowboys and cowgirls from the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo competing in all your favorite pro rodeo events. Events include bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie down roping, mutton bustin’, ladies’ steer un-decorating, breakaway roping and many more.

NWSS Grand Prix @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm

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Pronounced “gron pree”, the French word translates to the term “big prize”. This prestigious event, the $40,000 NWSS Grand Prix presented Monarch Casino, is a jumping technique that requires and precision, teamwork and absolute cooperation between horse and rider.

It takes a special animal and a special person to compete at this level of competition and with more than $40,000 in prize money on the line, this exciting event attracts top horses and riders from across the nation.

Jan
17
Tue
Xtreme Dogs @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm

Dog lovers unite! Bringing you an all-new show full of amazing tricks and aerial stunts. Plus witness man’s best friend at work herding sheep, flushing and retrieving or helping their disabled owner. Xtreme Dogs is one of the National Western’s hottest family events. The cast of dogs and their handlers will thrill audiences with their athletic prowess and surprisingly unpredictable antics. Trained to run, jump and retrieve at incredible speeds and soar to unbelievable heights, they have become the world’s most popular dogs. From tunnel relays to mastering mazes, National Western’s Xtreme Dogs is full of non-stop action choreographed to your favorite music. This is a show that will leave fans of all ages laughing and cheering.

 

Military Appreciation Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a very special Pro Rode where we honor past and present Armed Forces. Make sure to wear your Red, White & Blue! This Military Appreciation Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Jan
18
Wed
Pro Rodeo – FFA Day @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm

This Pro Rodeo – FFA Day features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

 

An Evening of Dancing Horses @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS, performed to music, is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world.

Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty, and other equestrian disciplines to wow any horse enthusiasts.

First Responders Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

First on Site Logo

This First Responders Day Pro Rodeo, presented by First Onsite, features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

Jan
19
Thu
Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

An Evening of Dancing Horses @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS, performed to music, is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world.

Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty, and other equestrian disciplines to wow any horse enthusiasts.

Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’. 

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you. 

 

Jan
20
Fri
Pro Rodeo @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm

This Pro Rodeo features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here. 

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. 

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

  • Draft/Mule Feed Team Race
  • Draft Classic 6-Horse Show Hitch
  • Draft Light Weight Pulling Contest.

 

Pro Rodeo – CU Night @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm

This Pro Rodeo – CU Night features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The National Western Stock Show hosts 20 Pro Rodeo performances in the final 11 days of show. 80 top contestants in each event from around the United States and Canada compete in two go-rounds to advance into a tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Need a visual? View our Pro Rodeo format here.

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes.

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

 

Jan
21
Sat
Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am

This Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals features Round Up Riders of the Rockies, rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

The top 24 contestants from the National Western Pro Rodeos advance into this tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals performances, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Learn more about our Pro Rodeo format here.

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys, and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes.

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

 

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm

The top 24 contestants from the National Western Pro Rodeos advance into this tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals performance, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Learn more about our Pro Rodeo format here.

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes.

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

This Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

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Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

The top 24 contestants advance into this tournament-style final weekend. Competing in one of three Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals performance, contestants can earn their way into a winner-take-all final on Championship Sunday! Learn more about our Pro Rodeo format here.

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes.

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

This Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires Graduation presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

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Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

  • Draft/Mule Feed Team Race Finals
  • Draft 8-Horse Hitch
  • Junior Mule Western Pleasure
  • Mule & Donkey High Point Presentation
  • Draft Heavy Weight Pulling Contest
Pro Rodeo FINALS @ Denver Coliseum
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm

Watch the top athletes from the National Western Pro Rodeos compete for the championship title. Competing in one of three Semi-Final performances, contestants earn their way into this winner-take-all Pro Rodeo Finals. Learn more about our Pro Rodeo format here.

World champion bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo competition of the season. From barrel racing to bronc riding – steer wrestling and mutton bustin’, you do not want to miss a minute of the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes.

Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the NWSS Pro Rodeos are the event for you.

The Pro Rodeo Finals features rodeo clown, Justin Rumford, the Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.