Due to the pandemic, many events were postponed last year. So, it’s exciting to see some of the top horse and livestock events becoming a reality again. With some of the nation’s most prestigious competitions and events just around the corner, it’s time to mark your calendars for the top horse and livestock events in the nation.
Many of these events have been held for decades, offering the perfect chance to participate in nationally recognized stock shows, professional rodeos, and horse shows.
Whether you attend one event or you make it to each one, the following are all some of the best events to attend in the year ahead.
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80216
January 8, 2022 – January 23, 2022
Perhaps one of the largest and most well-known stock shows is the National Western Stock Show. This stock show is hosted in Denver, Colorado, and has been taking place since 1906.
The National Western Stock Show features a rodeo, horse show, and livestock show. Additionally, this event and foundation serve the agriculture industry with college and graduate-level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for those who want to practice in rural areas.
Taking part over the course of 16 days, this stock show is a nationally recognized event. Each year, over 700,000 visitors attend the event in the beautiful state of Colorado.
At the event, you can expect to enjoy a packed schedule with a keen focus on celebrating the rich American agricultural culture. Additionally, for families, many enrichment and youth education programs take place centering around livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, and animal awareness and appreciation.
The National Western Horse Show at the Stock Show
One of the most renowned horse shows in the nation, the National Western Horse Show began in 1907 and hosts top equine athletes of a variety of disciplines from across the nation. From entertaining shows to competitions of all kinds, the horse show is a must-attend portion of the stock show.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
December 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Known as the largest livestock show in the Southwest, this annual Arizona tradition began in 1948. The Arizona National Livestock Show brings in exhibitors and attendees from over 39 states and over 4,200 heads of the nation’s best cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and horses for a weekend of competitions.
In addition to the livestock competitions, there are plenty of events for the whole family. Youth compete in public speaking contests, along with livestock judging and skill-based competitions.
On Cattleman’s Day, a lively competition takes place between men and women during the Arizona National Working Ranch Horse Competition, Ranch Replacement Heifer, and Commercial Bull Show and Sale and Cattledog Competition.
For those who enjoy a delectable bite to eat, the recent addition of the Barbecue Master competition is a must-attend event. In fact, the Kansas City Barbecue Society has actually sanctioned the stock show as the Arizona National BBQ Stampede.
For the kids, the Farm Experience offers an interactive look into the agricultural lifestyle. They can practice riding a woolly sheep or even roping a goat.
Horse Show at the Arizona National
For the equine enthusiast, the Arizona National Horse Show is a worthwhile part of the livestock show. Here, a variety of equine competitions take place, including an American Quarter Horse Show and a Youth Horse Show.
Eastern Oregon Livestock Exposition
760 E Delta Ave, Union, OR 97883
June 5, 2022 – June 15, 2022
Since 1908, the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show has held the name as the oldest stock show in the Northwest. This show takes place in Union, Oregon, and is put on by the generous support of volunteers and local sponsors.
At the event, attendees can enjoy 4-H and FFA competitions, as well as extreme bull riding, rodeo, and horse racing.
This summertime event is the perfect family show to attend with festivities for all ages. Enjoy the carnival, take part in steer roping, or simply enjoy watching the fierce competition take place.
Attend Your Next Event with the Right Horse or Livestock Trailer
Attending a horse show or livestock event is a great way to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of agriculture in the U.S. For many, these events are also the chance to showcase talents, skills, and prized horses and livestock.
Before you travel to your next event, make sure you have the right horse or livestock trailer to make the journey there comfortable for both you and your animals. At Transwest, we carry a large selection of horse trailers and livestock trailers, all backed by trusted names, such as Cimarron and Logan Coach.
Additionally, we offer horse and livestock trailers equipped with living quarters. This can help you cut down on lodging costs for your next event and provide you with the means to hang out after the show with friends and family.
If you are interested in purchasing a new or used livestock or horse trailer, come talk to our team at Transwest. We will be happy to work with you to pick out the perfect trailer for your needs. Additionally, we offer financing options, helping to ensure that you can purchase the right trailer. And, once you hit the road, you can always come back to visit our team for all your trailer service and maintenance needs.
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