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National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

  • Denver Coliseum 4600 Humboldt Street Denver, CO, 80216 United States (map)

Varsity Red Team riders in their "All American" costumes at the 2017 National Western Stock Show

Don't miss out on one of Colorado's favorite traditions since 1906 -- the 112th National Western Stock Show! 

Experience world-class rodeos, horse shows and livestock shows along with acres of shopping at our state's largest western trade show. Come celebrate the western lifestyle while creating life-long memories and family traditions. 

Westernaires has been making appearances at the National Western Stock Show since 1952.  Come out and cheer them on in their performances!


This year, catch the Varsity Big Red Team, the Precisionettes (the Sweethearts of the Equestrians), the Rio Bravo all-gentlemen’s drill team, and be wowed by the Westernaires specialty acts.  Various Westernaires acts will also perform in the Mexican Extravaganza, the Wild West Show, and the Evening of Dancing Horses.


Use the discount code "WESTERNAIRES" when purchasing your tickets.  You’ll receive a $2 discount per ticket, and and Westernaires will receive $2 for each ticket purchased. This discount code is good for not only the shows in which Westernaires performs but also for other ticketed events as well, including: Grand Prix jumping, Freestyle Reining, Draft Horse Shows, Xtreme Dogs, etc. 


The schedule of Westernaire performances is listed below, but is subject to change. We'll post updates when we know of them. Order your discounted tickets today! 

WESTERNAIRES APPEARANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2018 NWSS (schedule and acts are subject to change):

January 4    Noon - Stock Show Parade    [featuring Varsity Big Red, Precisionettes, and Rio Bravo teams]
January 5    Boots & Business Lunch at 10:30am    [Trick Riders (select riders only)]
January 6    Colorado vs. World rodeos at 11:00am, 3:30pm, & 8:00pm    [Trick Riders]
January 7    Mexican Extravaganza at 2:00pm and 6:30pm    [Trick Riders]
January 11    Rodeo at 7:00pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 12    Rodeos at 1:30pm & 7:30pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 13    Rodeos at 11:00pm & 3:30pm    [Precisionettes]
January 13    Wild West Show at 5:00pm    [Riders of the Steppes, and selected riders for special performances]
January 13    Rodeo at 8:00pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 14    Rodeo at 2:00pm and 6:30pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 14    Wild West Show at 4:00pm    [Riders of the Steppes, and selected riders for special performances]
January 15    Rodeo at 1:00pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 15    MLK Rodeo at 6:00pm    [Red Trick]
January 16    Rodeo at 7:00pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 17    Rodeo at 1:30pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 17    Evening of Dancing Horses at 7:00pm    [Dressage]
January 17    Rodeo at 7:00pm    [Riders of the Steppes]
January 18    Rodeo at 10:30am    [Varsity Red Team]
January 18    Evening of Dancing Horses at 7:00pm    [Dressage]
January 18    Rodeo at 7:00pm    [Rio Bravo]
January 19    Rodeo at 1:30pm    [Westernaire act undecided]
January 19    Rodeo at 7:30pm    [Varsity Red Team]
January 20    Rodeo at 11:00am    [Westernaire act undecided]
January 20    Rodeo at 3:30pm    [Westernaire act undecided]
January 20    Rodeo at 8:00pm    [Varsity Red Team] GRADUATION NIGHT
January 21    Finals Rodeo at 2:00pm    [Varsity Red Team]

Varsity Big Red Team's Graduation Night celebrates the long, arduous work of the members who have made it to the pinnacle of Westernaires.  Upon graduation from high school, so too do riders graduate from Westernaires.  The Varsity Red Team riders are permitted to defer their departure until National Western Stock Show, as it is such a special show to Westernaires.