Welcome to our Horse Shows

The National Western Stock Show proudly hosts top equine athletes of various disciplines from across the nation as part of the Horse Show. Experience our Western heritage through entertainment and competitions of all kinds, including: Cowboy Mounted Shooting, an Invitational Ranch Rodeo, the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, a Quarter Horse Show, a Paint Horse Show, a US Equestrian Federation Hunter/Jumper Show, a Wild West Show, an Xtreme Dogs Show, a Reined Cow Horse Show, An Evening of Dancing Horses® and the famous Draft Horse and Mule Show.

More information regarding results, Horse Show exhibitors and media is on the Horse Exhibitor page.

Archive Info

The National Western Stock Show has  a long history of tradition and competition. Below we congratulate some of our previous winners. More can be found in the Results Archive on the Horse Exhibitors Page.

2018
Invitational Ranch Rodeo
presented by Colorado Barricade
Champion Team – Jolly Ranch & S&L Cattle
Excellence in Animal Care Winning Team – Jolly Ranch & S&L Cattle
Top Hand – Sage Haythorn, Haythorn Land & Cattle
Top Horse – Mandy, Jet McCoy, McCoy Ranch/3F
$20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining
Champion – Bub Poplin & Smokin Custom Chrome
People’s Choice Champion – Randy Dooley & Oscar Party

National Western Horseman’s Challenge
Beginner & Speed Challenge Champion – Margaret Blaha
Intermediate Champion – Alberto Gonzales
Team Challenge Champions
$10,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake
an Init2Winit Qualifier
Champion – Kristin Hardin & Bert
$5,000 Top of the Rockies Jumper Stake
Champion – Katharin Gualtieri & Castalano
$40,000 NWSS Grand Prix
presented by Monarch Casino
Champion – Matt Cyphert & Hector
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show
Champion of Champions Draft Horse – Gingerbread Count on Sadie Lee, Blue Ribbon Days
Draft/Mule Feed Team Race Champion – Gary Reiber
Draft Obstacle Driving & Working Team Champion – Darrell Hill
6-Horse Classic Hitch Champion – Young Living Percherons, Tim Sparrow
8-Horse Hitch Champion – Blue Ribbon Days, Cody Woodbury

2017
Invitational Ranch Rodeo
Champion Team – Veale/Triangle

Excellence in Animal Care Winning Team – Flying A/Beatty Canyon

Top Hand – Jet McCoy, Beebe-McCoy

Top Horse – Dream Model Edition, Brendan Hermes, Hermes Ranch

$20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining
Champion & People’s Choice Champion – Bub Poplin & Smokin Custom Chrome

$10,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake
Champion – Kristin Hardin & Bert

NWSS $40,000 Grand Prix
presented by Monarch Casino
Champion – Lina Rojas & Cafino Z

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show
Draft/Mule Feed Team Race Champion – Bob Denning

Draft/Mule Team Log Skid Race Champion – Gary Reiber

Working Team Champion – Harley Troyer

6-Horse Hitch Heat A Champion – Mark Messenger Memorial Hitch, Brian Coleman

6-Horse Hitch Heat B Champion – All Star Farms, Ross Honsberger

8-Horse Hitch Champion – Blue Ribbon Days, Cody Woodbury

2016
Invitational Ranch Rodeo
Champion Team – Crutch Ranch
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$20,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining
co-champions – Bub Poplin & Dan James
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$10,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake
Kristin Hardin
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NWSS $40,000 Grand Prix
presented by Monarch Casino
Christian Heineking & River of Dreams
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Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show
Draft/Mule Feed Team Race – Bob Denning
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Draft Horse 8-Horse Hitch – Ames Percheron Farm
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Draft Horse 6-Horse Hitch A – Blue Ribbon Days
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Draft Horse 6-Horse Hitch B – Ames Percheron Farm
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