About National Western

photo courtesy of NW Volunteer photographer, Hans Watson

photo by NW Volunteer Photographer

The National Western Stock Show takes place during the month of January in Denver, Colorado. The 16-day show serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, the “Super Bowl” of Livestock Shows, nationally recognized Horse Shows and Colorado’s largest Western Trade Show.

Our Mission:
It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year-round events. As a 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit organization governed by the Western Stock Show Association’s Board of Directors, the National Western provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas.

Learn More about our Scholarship Program.

  • Patrick A. Grant
    Chairman of the Board

  • Paul Andrews
    President & CEO

  • rodgers

    Sue Anschutz- Rodgers
    1st Vice President

  • G.G. “Buck” Hutchison
    2nd Vice President

  • mgustafson

    Mark Gustafson

  • tcarroll

    Terrance Carroll

  • Ron Williams
    Chairman, Capital Campaign

  • coors

    Peter Coors

  • jcumming

    Justin Cumming

  • elliman

    Don Elliman

  • Dr. Tony Frank

  • djones

    Doug Jones

  • klapper

    Gail Klapper

  • guy

    Guy McEndaffer


  • Barth Whitham

  • Dr. Marvin Beeman
    Director Emeritus

  • Thomas Bradbury
    Director Emeritus

  • Don Norgren
    Director Emeritus

The National Western Stock Show economic impact has been studied over the last decade by various companies of excellence in the industry.  The economic impact that consistently is verified in the studies is around $100 million per year that is generated by the National Western Stock Show.  This includes data from various sources including hotels, restaurants and taxes paid to name a few.


The National Western Stock Show has a rich history in Denver, CO dating back to the first Stock Show in 1906. The show started as a livestock show in the historic “yards” and now has evolved into a 16 day event featuring rodeos, horse shows, Colorado’s largest Western trade show, and the most prominent livestock show in the country.

National Western leadership is currently working with  a multitude of partners including the City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, the Museum of Nature and Science and History Colorado to explore a site plan that would reinvent the complex for the next 100 years.  To read more about what this means for Stock Show and to see progress and plans, click here.

Contact Us

  • 303-296-NWSS

  • 303-292-1708

  • National Western
    4655 Humboldt St.
    Denver, CO 80216