Horse Exhibitor Information

Thanks for a great 2017!

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2017 Horse Show Schedule – updated 12/17/16
2017 Horse Premium List – All Exhibitors MUST read

FORMS
Open the forms and download as a PDF so they become writable forms. Please print and sign before mailing, emailing or faxing. Signatures must be wet signatures. By submitting an entry, you agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations and specific divisional rules in the NWSS Horse Premium List as well as each sanctioning organization.

2017 Horse Event Participation Declaration – Required for every horse entering grounds. Bring upon arrival, DO NOT send with entries.
2017 Quarter Horse and Paint Horse Entry Form (revised 10-19-16) – DUE 12/15/16
2017 Hunter/Jumper Stall Reservation Form – DUE 12/15/16
2017 Hunter/Jumper Entry Form – DUE 12/30/16
2017 Reined Cow Horse Entry Form – DUE 12/15/16
2017 Mule & Donkey Entry Form – DUE 12/1/16
2017 Draft Horse Entry Form – DUE 12/1/16

RESOURCES
2017 Videographer – EQSportsNet
2017 Ranch Rodeo, Freestyle Reining, AQHA/APHA, NRCHA Photographer – Performance Horse Photography
2017 Hunter Jumper, Wild West Show, Dancing Horses, Draft & Mule Photographer – Casey McBride Photography

National Western Complex Biosecurity Implementation Plan – updated 3/7/2017

Events Center
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.

Arrival Begins: January 6, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Mounted Shooting horses must vacate by: January 8, 2017 8:00 p.m.

See page 29 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting will have a main match Saturday followed by rifle and shotgun stages and a main match final on Sunday. CMSA approved, double world points qualifier.

Entry questions:
Colorado Regulators
(303) 898-0784
www.ColoradoRegulators.com
www.cmsaevents.com

Events Center
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

Arrival Begins: January 6, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Ranch Rodeo horses must vacate by: January 8, 2017 9:00 a.m.

See page 31 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

The National Western Stock Show is excited to host the second annual Invitational Ranch Rodeo in the Events Center in 2017 following a successful and entertaining inaugural event during opening weekend of the 2016 show. The National Western prides itself on being the world’s premier center for America’s western heritage and teams for the Invitational Ranch Rodeo will be invited based on a variety of criteria with the intention of upholding and aligning with the quality, competition and entertainment of the event and National Western. The Invitational Ranch Rodeo will consist of eight four-man teams competing in four events. The entry fee is $2,000 per team with 100% payback and $5,000 added. The following are criteria for the selection process:

  1. The previous year’s National Western Invitational Ranch Rodeo winning team will receive an invitation for the current year’s event.
  2. The most current WRCA World Champion Ranch Rodeo team will receive an invitation for the current year’s event.
  3. Additional teams will be selected based on their success at the National Western Invitational Ranch Rodeo, credentials from other ranch rodeos, ranch history and sportsmanship.

To be considered, please email a statement of interest describing your team, your ranch and your credentials to horse@nationalwestern.com by November 1, 2016. Invitations will be extended in November.

More info in the press releases under the Media tab.

RAMEvents Center
Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Arrival Begins: January 6, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Freestyle Reining horses must vacate by: January 9, 2017 9:00 a.m.

See page 33 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

The National Western Stock Show is proud to host one of the country’s premier freestyle reining events and is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2017 event.

The National Western prides itself on being the world’s premier center for America’s western heritage and riders for the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will be invited based on a variety of criteria with the intention of upholding and aligning with the quality, competition and entertainment of the event and National Western. The RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will consist of 16 riders competing for $20,000.

Top professionals within the reining industry will be sought each year to offer their selection advice. To be considered, please email a video or link of a freestyle competition run and a statement of the horse’s and rider’s credentials by September 30, 2016. If you do not have a freestyle competition video, you may submit a regular competition run with 1) any materials that speak to your creativity (pictures, additional videos, descriptions, etc.), 2) a statement of interest including initial plans for a freestyle run with music, choreography and costuming and 3) a letter of recommendation from a horseman/woman that speaks to your potential and experience in Freestyle Reining. The selections will be based on quality, talent, creativity and entertainment value. The winner of the previous year’s RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will receive an invitation for the current year’s event. Initial invitations will be extended in November.

nrha.com

Coliseum
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 7:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 7:00 a.m.

Arrival Begins: January 8, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Team Penning horses must vacate by: January 12, 2017 9:00 a.m.

See page 35 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

USTPA Team Penning will be held in the Denver Coliseum. Finals are held during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights’ Professional Bull Riders event. $20,000 added.

Stall reservation and entry questions:
USTPA
(817) 599-4455
executivedirector@ustpa.com
www.ustpa.com

Events Center
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 8:00 a.m.

Arrival Begins: January 9, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Quarter Horse and Paint Horses must vacate by: January 11, 2017 7:00 p.m.

See page 37 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

The historic AQHA and APHA shows return with the exciting Finals format, started in 2016. Featuring the working horses of our Western heritage, the shows will contain halter, barrel racing and roping events. There will be added prize money from NWSS, AQHA & APHA. The Finals will include the popular head-to-head Quarter Horse versus Paint Horse matchups.

www.aqha.com
www.apha.com

USEF National Rated
USHJA Approved
CHJA Approved

Events Center
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $10,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake (Ticketed Event)
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $5,000 Top of the Rockies Jumper Stake
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 7:00 a.m.
Monday, January 16, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. $40,000 NWSS Grand Prix presented by Monarch Casino (Ticketed Event)

Hunter Arrival Begins: January 11, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Jumper Arrival Begins: January 12, 2017 8:00 a.m.
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Hunters must vacate by: January 16, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Jumpers must vacate by: January 17, 2017 9:00 a.m.

See page 41 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

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www.usef.org
www.ushja.org
www.chja.org

NRCHA Approved

Events Center
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 8:00 a.m.

Arrival Begins: January 16, 2017 5:00 p.m.
All Reined Cow horses must vacate by: January 18, 2017 5:00 p.m.

See page 51 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

nrcha.com

Colorado-Timberframe (1)Events Center
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event) & 7:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Arrival times will be scheduled based on stalling availability. Every effort will be made to get all exhibitors in as soon as possible.

See page 57 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

FEED TEAM RACE DRAW – The National Western prides itself on being the world’s premier center for America’s western heritage and events are planned with the intention of upholding and aligning with the quality, competition and entertainment of the National Western. The National Western Stock Show is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2017 Draft/Mule Feed Team Race. The Race will consist of 24 teams who will all compete in a heat style format in order to qualify for the final. The top six times will advance to the final and run a fresh run.

All entries for the Draft/Mule Feed Team Race will be due by the entry closing deadline. There is no limit to how many teams an owner can submit. Every team submitted will pay a non-refundable $25 processing fee. One spot will be designated for the previous year’s winner should they have a team to enter. All owners will have one entry submitted into an initial draw. If there are remaining spots, the owners with multiple teams will be added to the draw to fill the final spots and an alternate list. Class entry fees will be processed following the draw for those selected.

www.naclassicseries.com

Colorado-Timberframe (1)

Events Center
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event) & 7:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Arrival times will be scheduled based on stalling availability. Every effort will be made to get all exhibitors in as soon as possible.

See page 53 in the 2017 NWSS Horse Premium List, above under Horse Exhibitor Information.

FEED TEAM RACE DRAW – The National Western prides itself on being the world’s premier center for America’s western heritage and events are planned with the intention of upholding and aligning with the quality, competition and entertainment of the National Western. The National Western Stock Show is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2017 Draft/Mule Feed Team Race. The Race will consist of 24 teams who will all compete in a heat style format in order to qualify for the final. The top six times will advance to the final and run a fresh run.

All entries for the Draft/Mule Feed Team Race will be due by the entry closing deadline. There is no limit to how many teams an owner can submit. Every team submitted will pay a non-refundable $25 processing fee. One spot will be designated for the previous year’s winner should they have a team to enter. All owners will have one entry submitted into an initial draw. If there are remaining spots, the owners with multiple teams will be added to the draw to fill the final spots and an alternate list. Class entry fees will be processed following the draw for those selected.

www.nasma.us

Boots ‘n Business Luncheon
hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Events Center
Friday, January 6, 2017 | by invitation only

National Western BBQ Throwdown
presented by Chevrolet
Lot H
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 10 a.m.

National Western Sunday Service
presented by Cowboy Church.TV from RFD-TV
Events Center
Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 10 a.m.

Citizen of the West Dinner
Events Center
Monday, January 9, 2017 | by invitation only

Wild West Show
presented by King Soopers
Events Center
Saturday, January 14, 2017  |  5:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Sunday, January 15, 2017  |  4:00 p. m. (Ticketed Event)

Xtreme Dogs
presented by PetSmart
Events Center
Monday, January 16, 2017  |  3:00 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017  |  6:30 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

An Evening of Dancing Horses®
presented by 9NEWS
Events Center
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  |  7:30 p.m. (Ticketed Event)
Thursday, January 19, 2017  |  7:30 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Horsemanship Clinic
Events Center
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.
Clinician TBD

Stories:
The Fence Post, January 27, 2017 – Final National Western Stock Show sets attendance record on Sunday
The Denver Post, January 22, 2017 – National Western Stock Show comes to a close just shy of record attendance with 684,580
Loveland Reporter-Herald, January 21, 2017 – Rodeo community remembers Ashley Doolittle
The Fence Post, January 17, 2017 – Colorado trainer Bub Poplin sweeps top awards on Smokin Custom Chrome
9NEWS, January 16, 2017 – Cowboy loses thumb while roping at National Western Stock Show
9NEWS, January 10, 2017 – It’s free grounds admission day at the stock show
Westword, January 8, 2017 – The People of the 2017 National Western Stock Show
9NEWS, January 7, 2017National Western Stock Show kicks off today
The Denver Post, January 6, 2017 – National Western Stock Show brings Old West excitement to modern audiences in Denver
The Denver Post, January 6, 2017 – National Western Stock Show has cows and horses, but also trick riding and shooting, llamas running obstacle courses and a wool fashion show
Denver Business Journal, December 8, 2016 – The 2017 stock show parade grand marshal is…a horse
Quarter Horse News, September 21, 2016 – NWSS Announces New Youth Scholarship Program
Quarter Horse News, July 13, 2016 – National Western Stock Show Announces Selection Process
Working Ranch Magazine, April/May 2016 – Big Deal in Denver! Ranch rodeo finally makes it to the National Western Stock Show
Quarter Horse News, March 28, 2016 – Invitational Ranch Rodeo Will Return to 111th National Western Stock Show
RFD TV, January 20, 2016 – The National Western Stock Show Invites the Nation’s Top Reiners To Compete for $20,000
The Fence Post, January 18, 2016 – The $10,000 Monarch Casino Gambler’s Choice Jumper Stake delivers fun and action at National Western
The Fence Post, January 11, 2016 – Australian cowboy wows Colorado crowd with dramatic freestyle reining routine at National Western Stock Show
The Denver Post, January 8, 2016 – 110-year-old National Western Stock Show brings thrills, fun, to Denver
The Denver Post, January 6, 2016 – “Dancing Horses” brings equestrian excitement to NWSS
Quarter Horse News, November 10, 2015 – Free Day at 2016 National Western Stock Show

Press Releases:
9-16-16 National Western Announces NEW Youth Equestrian Showcase Scholarship Program
8-22-16 National Western Announces Draft/Mule Feed Team Race Selection Process
7-1-16 National Western Stock Show Announces Selection Process for RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining

6-10-16 National Western Stock Show Announces Selection Process for Invitational Ranch Rodeo

3-25-16 Invitational Ranch Rodeo Will Return to the 111th National Western Stock Show

To be added to our Horse Show Media list, please email horse@nationalwestern.com.