2020 Stock Show Schedule of Events 

Jan
11
Sat
Colorado vs The World Rodeo: CINCH World Team @ Coliseum
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am

Colorado vs The World Rodeo:  CINCH World Team Semi-Final with Dan James.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’ –  Boy Scout Day

Colorado vs The World Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 11 @ 3:30 pm

Team Colorado Semi-Final with Dan James.  Featuring coronation of Miss Rodeo Colorado, Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Invitational Ranch Rodeo presented by Colorado Barricade @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm

Ranch rodeos consist 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. For starters, the contestants are not professional rodeo cowboys — they usually are full-time ranch hands who compete in ranch rodeos for fun or bragging rights. Also, the 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. And finally, instead of competing as individuals, the contestants in ranch rodeos compete as a team representing the ranch they work for. The National Western Invitational Ranch Rodeo will consist of eight four-man teams competing in four events.

Colorado vs The World Rodeo (FINALS) @ Coliseum
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm

Team Colorado vs CINCH World Team with Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel

Jan
12
Sun
$25,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining & Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm

 

The NationalWestern Stock Show is excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fan-favorite RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in 2020. Featuring the nation’s top reiners in a crowd favorite, creative event full of music, costumes and athletic horses.

 

 

 

Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase – PRIOR
The National Western Stock Show is pleased to continue the National Western Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase, created in 2019. This event will provide local youth within the equine industry an opportunity to showcase their talents in freestyle reining and be recognized during a prestigious event at the National Western Stock Show. Selected youth will perform prior to the $25,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining.

Interested youth must be a Colorado or Wyoming resident between 14 – 21 years of age and will be selected based on the procedure for the $25,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining. They will submit a completed application and a short video showing the horse/rider pair’s potential for a freestyle reining performance no later than September 30, 2019.

 

 

 

 

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Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza presented by Hutchison Western @ Coliseum
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Hutchison Western featuring Jerry Diaz and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza presented by Hutchison Western @ Coliseum
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm

Presented by Hutchison Western featuring Jerry Diaz & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’, featuring Catholic Charities Evening

Jan
13
Mon
Denver Chute Out PBR Velocity Tour (Semi-Finals) @ Coliseum
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
14
Tue
Denver Chute Out PBR Velocity Tour (Semi-Finals) @ Coliseum
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
15
Wed
Denver Chute Out PBR Velocity Tour (FINALS) @ Coliseum
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm

Team Penning Finals

 

 

 

Jan
16
Thu
Pink Pro Rodeo presented by Cigna @ Coliseum
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm

Pink Pro Rodeo Presented by Cigna – with Justin Rumford.  Featuring Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’ and National Anthem Contest Winner, Marta Spirk

Join us for the Pink Pro Rodeo on January 16th and be sure to use the code CIGNA when you purchase your tickets. Cigna, in collaboration with the America Cancer Society, will partner with clinics across the state of Colorado, who work with underserved populations to provide financial assistance for breast cancer screening, diagnostic services and address barriers to increase access to services including transportation.

Jan
17
Fri
Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Shriners, Industry Leader, Pikes Peak Range Riders, Pikes Peak Rangerettes, and Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers – 4H Day 

$15,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm

A show jumping competition with a rock-and-roll atmosphere, the $15,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake, an Init2Winit qualifier, features high 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 in height. Each fence carries a point value based on its degree of difficulty. The riders decide their own path around the course but can only jump a fence twice, either direction, and only if it’s still standing. The daring nature of the horse and rider pair comes into play as the faster, higher jumping horses can get around the course faster and cleaner, thus accumulating the most points. Final scores are determined by adding the total points and subtracting any penalties for exceeding the time allowed. Once the initial jump course is finished and points tabulated, each rider then has the option of taking the Joker fence with the risk of gaining a large number of points or losing those points with a knockdown.

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Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’, and Freestyle Bull Fighting – El Jebel Shriners Night, U.S. Industry Leader

Jan
18
Sat
Pro Rodeo – CSU Performance @ Coliseum
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers

Wild West Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm

KingSoopersLogo 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 @ Coliseum
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

 

Jan
19
Sun
Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, & Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers

Wild West Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm

KingSoopersLogoDesigned 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 @ Coliseum
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule (Chuck Wagon Race).  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Catch-A-Calf Catch presented by Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, and Freestyle Bull Fighting – Canadian Night, Canadian Industry Leader

Jan
20
Mon
Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Xtreme Dogs @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 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 of Champions @ Coliseum
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm

With Piper and Cash Yule.  Featuring Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’.

$40,000 Grand Prix presented by Monarch Casino @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Monarch_Logo_Horiz_4C-300x53Pronounced “gron pree”, the term translates from the French as “big prize”. The formal night event of the National Western Stock Show, the total prize money is more than $40,000, drawing the top horses and riders from across North America. Grand Prix jumping requires absolute cooperation and teamwork between horse and rider. It takes a special animal and a special person to compete at this level of competition. You will not see any better show jumping competition than the Grand Prix. Each competitor jumps one round over a course of 10 to 14 jumps from 4-feet in height and higher. The top horses accumulating the least number of faults are required to jump a second round over a course of 8 to 12 jumps, raised in height from the previous round. The spreads (width) of all jumps ranges from three to five feet. Final scores are determined by adding the total faults incurred in both rounds and adding any penalties for exceeding the time allowed in either or both rounds. In the event of a tie for first place, a jump-off will occur, with time deciding the winner should there be another tie.

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Jan
21
Tue
Xtreme Dogs @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 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.

 

Pro Rodeo – Military Appreciation Night @ Coliseum
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

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

Jan
22
Wed
Pro Rodeo – FFA Day @ Coliseum
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm

Tribute to FFA – with Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

An Evening of Dancing Horses presented by 9NEWS @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

The National Western Stock Show is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the distinguished event An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS.  Favorite acts, performers and special guests throughout the past 24 years will return to celebrate this milestone in 2020.  Come early to enjoy a wine reception each night from 6-6:45 p.m. on the East Concourse.  The first 300 will receive a FREE commemorative wine glass.  Get up close and personal with the performers and their talented horses following each show during the Autograph Party on the Dirt.

An Evening of Dancing Horses is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world performing to live music provided by the Colorado School of Mines Music & Performing Arts Program.  Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world.

Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’ – Rotary Night, Colorado Cattleman’s Association.

 

Jan
23
Thu
Pro Rodeo – Sensory Friendly @ Coliseum
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

An Evening of Dancing Horses presented by 9NEWS @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

The National Western Stock Show is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the distinguished event An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS.  Favorite acts, performers and special guests throughout the past 24 years will return to celebrate this milestone in 2020.  Come early to enjoy a wine reception each night from 6-6:45 p.m. on the East Concourse.  The first 300 will receive a FREE commemorative wine glass.  Get up close and personal with the performers and their talented horses following each show during the Autograph Party on the Dirt.

An Evening of Dancing Horses is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world performing to live music provided by the Colorado School of Mines Music & Performing Arts Program.  Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world.

 

 

Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel & Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Jan
24
Fri
Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm

With Justin Rumford.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring Feed Team Race, Mule Flag Race, Classic Draft 6-Horse Hitch and Draft Light Weight Pulling Contest.

Pro Rodeo – CU Night @ Coliseum
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

With Freestyle Bull Fights.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

 

Jan
25
Sat
Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am

With Freestyle Bull Fights.  Featuring Roundup Riders of the Rockies, Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm

Featuring Draft/Mule Feed Team Race, Draft Ladies Cart, Mule Costume, Draft 4-Horse Gelding Hitch, Mule Western Pleasure, Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch and Draft Middle Weight Pulling Contest.

Pro Rodeo – Wyoming Day @ Coliseum
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm

With Freestyle Bull Fights.  Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’ – Wyoming State Appreciation, Auction of Junior Livestock Champions buyer appreciation

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Begins with a presentation recognizing the Finalists for the Youth Equestrian Showcase scholarship program and naming of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners.

Featuring Draft/Mule Feed Team Race, Classic Draft 6-Horse Hitch, Mule Pole Bending, Mule Parade Hitch, Draft Mens Cart, and Draft Working Team.

Pro Rodeo @ Coliseum
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

With Freestyle Bull Fights.  Featuring Westernaires Graduation presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’

Jan
26
Sun
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm

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 @ Coliseum
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Featuring Westernaires presented by Sunward Steel and Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’