2019 Stock Show Schedule of Events 

Jan
12
Sat
Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am

The National Western Stock Show is excited for the inaugural National Western Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup debuting in January 2019. This event was created to provide an opportunity for local equestrian youth to learn and compete during the National Western Stock Show through relevant hands–on educational activities with their equine partner and top equine professionals.

Taking place on opening day January 12, 2019, the Mentor Matchup will match selected youth with industry professionals who will act as their “coach” for the day. They will be given one-on-one practice time in the morning followed by a competition in the afternoon. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be named and awarded scholarship money of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

Up to 10 individuals, ages 14-21, from Colorado and Wyoming will be selected to participate.

Invitational Ranch Rodeo presented by Colorado Barricade @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 12 @ 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
13
Sun
$20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining & Youth Freestyle Reining Showcase @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

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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
15
Tue
AQHA/APHA Quarter Horse & Paint Horse Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am

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Featuring Halter classes beginning at 7 a.m. in the Events Center Paddock Arena & Roping classes in the CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Jan
16
Wed
AQHA/APHA Quarter Horse & Paint Horse Show & FINALS @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 16 @ 7:00 am

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Featuring Barrel Racing & Ranch Riding classes followed by the FINALS for roping and barrel racing and head-to-head AQHA vs. APHA match ups in a Battle of the Breeds.

Jan
17
Thu
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am

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Featuring Low Hunter, Performance Hunter, Green Hunter, High Performance Hunter, Adult Amateur Hunter, Low Jumper & Modified Jumper.

Jan
18
Fri
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 am

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Featuring Low Hunter, Performance Hunter, Green Hunter, High Performance Hunter, Adult Amateur Hunter, Low Jumper, Modified Jumper & Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper.

$15,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 18 @ 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 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
19
Sat
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am

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Featuring Amateur Owner Hunter, ASPCA Horsemanship, Junior Hunter, Modified Jumper Stake, Adult Amateur Jumper, Children’s Jumper and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper.

Wild West Show presented by King Soopers @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 19 @ 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. There is plenty of family entertainment with horses, trick riders, cowboys, and Indians.

$5,000 Top of the Rockies Jumper Stake @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring $5,000 Top of the Rockies Jumper Stake.

Jan
20
Sun
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 am

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Featuring Children’s Hunter, Amateur Owner Hunter, USEF Hunter Seat Medal, Junior Hunter, Hunt Seat Equitation (flat), Adult Amateur Jumper, Children’s Jumper and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake.

Wild West Show presented by King Soopers @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 20 @ 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. There is plenty of family entertainment with horses, trick riders, cowboys, and Indians.

Jan
21
Mon
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 am

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Featuring THIS National Children’s Medal, Children’s Hunter, Adult Amateur Jumper Stake & Children’s Jumper Stake.

$40,000 NWSS Grand Prix Presented by Monarch Casino @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

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Monarch_Logo_Horiz_4C-300x53 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
Tue
NRCHA Reined Cow Horse Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

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Featuring Herd Work for Open Derby, Limited Open Derby, Novice Horse Derby, Non Pro Derby divisions plus Rein & Box work for Non Pro Limited division and Rein & Cow work for Open Bridle.

Jan
23
Wed
NRCHA Reined Cow Horse Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am

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Featuring Rein & Fence Work for Open Derby, Limited Open Derby, Novice Horse Derby, Open Hackamore, Non Pro Derby, Non Pro Hackamore and Non Pro Bridle divisions plus composite awards.

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

9News_BlueTV_Logo-300x67The 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.

Jan
24
Thu
Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am

Featuring Mule & Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team & Draft Ladies Team classes.

Horsemanship Clinic @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm

Come audit a free seminar hosted by a well-known equestrian. Host TBA.

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS @ Cinch Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

9News_BlueTV_Logo-300x67The 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.

Jan
25
Fri
Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am

Featuring Draft, Mule & Donkey Halter & Showmanship classes.

Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Featuring Draft/Mule Log Skid Race, Draft Mare Cart, Mule & Donkey Hunter Under Saddle classes, Draft Gelding Unicorn Hitch, Mule Pleasure Driving, Draft 4-Horse Mare Hitch, Draft Amateur Team, Donkey Barrel Race and Open Mule Parade Hitch.

Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

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

Jan
26
Sat
Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am

Featuring Mule Hunter Hack, Mule & Draft Obstacle Driving, Youth Mule Barrel Race, Mule Keyhole Race, Donkey Western Pleasure.

Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ Cinch Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 26 @ 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, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 26 @ 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
27
Sun
Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am

Featuring Youth Draft Horse Cart & Team classes, Mule Western Pleasure classes, Youth Mule Pleasure Driving, Donkey Pleasure Driving & Mule Drive & Ride.

Draft Horse, NASMA Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena in the National Western Events Center
Jan 27 @ 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