Overflow Parking at Coors Field

If you’re coming out to Stock Show this weekend, skip the parking hassle and head straight to the Coors Field Parking Garage. There is plenty of FREE parking and Shuttles running every 15 minutes! Need directions? [ Click Here ]

Don’t miss anything while you’re on grounds this year, bring your map and be an expert!


Highlights from Stock Show

Day 8: January 13, 2018

Attendance: 66,733

Top of the Rockies winner:
Katharin Gualtieri on Castalano

Day 7: January 12, 2018

Attendance: 44,218

Monarch Caino Gambler’s Choice winner:
Kristin Hardin on Bert

Day 6: January 11, 2018

Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 38yo PBR Champion

Attendance:  31,957

Hereford Cattle Shows: A total of 867 Herefords were at Stock Show this week for the National Herford and Junior Shows. 565 were on the Hill with a total of 302 in the Yards!

Day 5: January 10, 2018

Attendance: 31,067

2018 PBR Bull Riding Champion: 
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira

Junior Market Goat
Grand Champion: Dakota Martin
Reserve Grand Champion: Karsyn Fetzer

Day 4: January 9, 2018

Attendance: 33,149 (new record)

PBR Bull Riding – Best ride from Semi-Finals 2:
Taylor Toves on Mac’s Barbeque – 86

Horsemanship Challenge:
Beginner Timed Round: Margaret Blaha

Day 3: January 8, 2018

Attendance:  27,435

PBR Bull Riding – Best ride from Semi-Finals 1:
Paulo Ferreira Lima on Foolish and Cruel – 87.5

Day 2: January 7, 2018

Attendance: 50,577 (new record)
RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining winner:  Bub Poplin of Poplin Performance Horses
People’s Choice: Randall Dooley of Dooley Performance Horses

Catch-A-Calf Winners:
Kyle Despain – Laramie, WY – Grand Champion
Sydney Wellsandt – Unadilla, NE – Reserve Grand Champion

Day 1: January 6, 2018

Attendance: 52, 969 (new opening day record)

Invitational Ranch Rodeo Winners: Jolly Ranch & S&L Cattle

Centurylink Team Colorado vs CINCH World Team Rodeo Winners:

  • Saddle Bronc: Mason Clements, 87.5pts
  • Steer Wrestling: Dru Melvin, 11.64sec
  • Bareback: Cody DeMoss, 90.5pts
  • Barrel Racing: Carley Richardson, 15.745sec
  • Bull Riding: Riker Carter, 88pts

Highlights from Stock Show

Day 16: Sunday, January 21

Attendance: 35,072, All of show: 705,574

2018 Pro Rodeo Champions:
Bareback Riding – Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 256.5 points, $9,764
Steer Wrestling – Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 11.6, $10,331
Team Roping – Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 11.6 seconds, $7,125
Saddle Bronc Riding – Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 255.5 points, $10,934
Tie-Down Roping – Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 23.0 seconds. $10,583
Barrel Racing – Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 46.24 seconds, $8,756
Bull Riding – Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore., 252.5 points, $8,262

Day 15: Saturday, January 20

Attendance: 66,613

Pro Rodeo Leaderboard (on 2):
Bareback: Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 172
Steer Wrestling: Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., 8.0
Team Roping: Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 10.1
Saddle Bronc: Zeke Thurston, 170
Tie-down Roping: Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 15.6
Barrel Racing: Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla., 30.70
Bull Riding: Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 173.5

Day 14: Friday, January 19

Attendance: 44,865

Highlights: Auction of Junior Livestock Champions:
Grand Champion Steer: $140,000 – new record
Reserve Grand Champion Goat: $31,000 – new record
Top Eight Animals: $434,000

Day 13: Thursday, January 18

Attendance:   43,765 – Record Day!

Junior Market Steer:
Grand Champion: Lillie Skiles, Hereford, TX (2x Grand Champion winner)
Reserve Grand Champion: Tommy Glover, Savannah, MO

Day 12: Wednesday, January 17

Attendance: 40,288

Junior Market Hog:
Grand Champion: Payton Rodgers of Savannah, MO
Reserve Grand Champion: Weston Lackey of Haskell, TX

Day 11: Tuesday, January 16

Attendance: 34,537

Extreme Dogs Highlights:
Sara & Hero from America’s Got Talent

Military Appreciation Night presented by RE/MAX:
Tribute to Vietnam Veterans for their service, Welcomed home active duty men and women who just returned from deployment.

Day 10: Monday, January 15

Attendance: 45,373

Winner of Collegiate Meat Judging Contest:
Kansas State University

MLK Jr. Rodeo Winners:
Bull Doggin’ – Tory Johnson, 5.6.
Bareback Ridin’ – Lamontre Hosley, 72 points
Ladies Steer Undecoratin’ – (tie) Meagan Byrd and Dayna Carter, 2.2 seconds
Calf Ropin’ – Chris Rolling, 7.9 seconds
Ladies Barrel Racin’ – Savannah Roberts, 16.12
Bull Ridin;  – no qualified rides.

Day 9: Sunday, January 14

Attendance: 56,956

Junior Market Lamb
Grand Champion: Makensie Goggin of McLoud , OK
Reserve Grand Champion: Bailee Amstutz of Richwood, OH

Honoring the Legacy, Building the Future

The National Western Center redevelopment will be a multi-phase project involving an array of road and rail infrastructure improvements, a revitalization of the South Platte River and the establishment of a Colorado State University academic center, among them.

The Honoring the Legacy campaign focuses on four core National Western facilities: the Legacy Building, the Livestock Center, the Yards and the Equestrian Center.
The expansion and development of these new facilities will greatly enhance the visitor experience, provide the capacity to host a wider array of events throughout the year, and support increased attendance at other National Western Center facilities, both existing and future.

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Scholarship recipients of NWSTNational Western Scholarship Trust Awards $500,000 to Agriculture Students

The National Western Scholarship Trust is excited to announce a $100,000 annual increase to its scholarship fund, expanding the value to $500,000 and more than 100 recipients studying throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

Four major National Western Stock Show events contribute to the trust each year. These events include the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, the Citizen of the West dinner, the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions and the Boots ‘n Business luncheon.

“Through the dedication and hard work of our Board, committees, staff and volunteers at the National Western Stock Show as well as the supporters of our event, we are able to provide even greater impact to students studying agriculture throughout the region,” said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show.  “This is a great day for educating more youth in area colleges and as we continue to grow in the future, we plan to increase the scholarship support even more.”

“As a Trustee for over 20 years, I am amazed at the level of support we have received over the years which has allowed us to make this announcement today,” said Steve Bangert, Chairman of the National Western Scholarship Trust.  “I am truly honored that we are able to support the education of students that otherwise could not attended college.  These students will help preserve agriculture in society.”

Established in 1983, the NWST was formed to provide scholarships to students studying agriculture, rural medicine and veterinary sciences. Since its inception, the trust has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships and has grown to more than $8 million dollars.

To support the National Western Scholarship Trust, or to get involved with the scholarship events at the National Western Stock Show, please contact the following: Morgan Topolnicki, 303-299-5560 or mtopolnicki@nationalwestern.com or visit http://www.nationalwestern.com/educational-support/

“The Super Moon on the Colorado”

“The Super Moon on the Colorado”

Featured Artist – 2018 Coors Western Art

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Dan Young has been named the 2018 Featured Artist of the 25th Annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale. Dan’s painting “The Super Moon on the Colorado” will be the signature work for the 2018 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, and thereafter will reside in the National Western’s permanent collection. “The Super Moon on the Colorado” will also be available for sale as a poster, and can be purchased at the 2018 Coors Show or online here.

The 25th Anniversary Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale opens Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018, with the Red Carpet Gala Reception. This year the show has moved to a new day due to the New Year’s Holiday. The Exhibit features 60 contemporary realists from North America and Europe who capture the western way of life.

Featured Artist Dan Young is a painter located in Silt, Colorado, who has been in the Coors Western Art Show for 16 years. A Denver-native, Young says his outdoor upbringing in the Rocky Mountains was a strong influence his artwork. After graduating from Colorado Institute of Art, Young enjoyed a successful illustration career until 1989 when, as Dan says, “Colorado’s landscapes called me back” into painting full time.  Young paints the rural life of the west.  Most days you can find him painting on location, along a backroad or beside a mountain lake.  Dan states, “What drew me to painting is the love of being in nature and trying to accurately capture it on canvas.”  Although Young is a landscape painter, he says, “I like introducing hints of man’s presence in the landscape. Sometimes I feel I’m in a race to paint a disappearing way of life as farms and ranches give way to development.”  [ read more ]

Press Release – September 20, 2017

Tony Frank, DVM, PhD named 2018 Citizen of the West

Denver – The National Western Stock Show has named Tony Frank the 2018 Citizen of the West, an award that recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects the recipients.

Frank is the President of Colorado State University and Chancellor of the Colorado State University System. He will receive the prestigious award at a dinner on January 8, 2018, at the National Western Events Center. Proceeds from the event support 100 scholarships awarded annually to colleges and universities in Colorado and Wyoming by the National Western Scholarship Trust.
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 The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. As many as 80 scholarships are funded every year through our Scholarship Program. {click here} to learn more about our program and help support our cause.
CenturyLink is proud to support the National Western Scholarship Trust. During the 2018 National Western Stock Show, CenturyLink will donate $1 per photo uploaded to social media using the hashtag #CenturyLinkDonation to the National Western Scholarship Trust. Check out photos from the show

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