2020 Stock Show Schedule of Events 

Jan
11
Sat
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.

Jan
12
Sun
$20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm

 

Featuring the nation’s top reiners in a crowd favorite, creative event full of music, costumes and athletic horses.nrha

 

NEW FOR 2019 – Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase
The National Western Stock Show is pleased to announce the creation of the National Western Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase. 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 $20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

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 $20,000 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, 2018.

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

Monarch_Logo_Horiz_4C USEF-Logo-linksushja-logo 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.

Jan
18
Sat
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.

Jan
19
Sun
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.

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

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Pronounced “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.

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

Presented by 9NEWS

The wine and roses event of the National Western Stock Show, An Evening of Dancing Horses ® brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music from the Denver School of the Arts Orchestra. Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world. Be prepared to meet a King or a Duke in two shows, January 22 & 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Cinch Arena in the Events Center.

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

Presented by 9NEWS

The wine and roses event of the National Western Stock Show, An Evening of Dancing Horses ® brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music from the Denver School of the Arts Orchestra. Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world. Be prepared to meet a King or a Duke in two shows, January 22 & 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Cinch Arena in the Events Center.

Jan
24
Fri
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.

Jan
25
Sat
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.

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.

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, Mule Barrel Race, Draft Single Classic Cart & Draft Heavy Weight Pulling Contest