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!

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
14
Sat
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.

Jan
15
Sun
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.

Jan
16
Mon
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.

 

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.

 

Jan
18
Wed
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 @ 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.

Jan
22
Sun
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