- National Anthem Contest
- Capital Campaign
- Scholarship Trust
- 2017 Featured Artist
- 2018 Citizen of the West
- Record Breaking Auction of Junior Livestock Champions
- Did you know?
- Stock Show Photos
Congratulations our National Anthem contest winner, Meredith Garofalo, who won with 3,294 votes!
Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) for WeaterNation, a national weather network based in Denver, CO. You can see Meredith sing the National Anthem on January 9th during the 7 p.m. PBR Bull Riding.
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.
National 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 email@example.com or visit http://www.nationalwestern.com/educational-support/
Featured Artist – 2017 Coors Western Art
Dinah Worman has been named the 2017 Featured Artist of the 24th Annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale. Dinah’s painting “Community” will be the signature work for the 2017 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, and thereafter will reside in the National Western’s permanent collection. “Community” will also be available for sale as a poster, and can be purchased at the 2017 Coors Show or online here.
The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale opens Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017, with the Red Carpet Gala Reception. The Exhibit features 66 contemporary realists from North America and Europe who capture the Western way of life.
Featured Artist Dinah Worman, a painter and printmaker, has been in the Coors Western Art Show since 2011. In prior shows, Ms. Worman received the Best in Show Award and the Southwest Art Award. Her oil painting “Community” depicts Ms. Worman’s signature style of “stacked landscapes,” where she often treats the landscape like a still life for compositional elements rather than the beauty of individual objects.
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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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Junior Livestock Auction Top Eight Animals Set All-Time Record of $412,000
Denver, Colo. –The 2016 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions sets a Stock Show record with the top eight champion animals posting total sales of $412,000. The standing room only crowd hollered as the Grand Champion Steer sold for $117,000, the second highest bid in Stock Show history. The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat sold for a record-breaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.[read more]
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