Tenderfoot Induction 2019
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tenderfoot Induction 2019

  • Jefferson County Auditorium Exhibit Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New members are only accepted once yearly.  This is the evening in which prospective new members and their parents can come learn more about Westernaires and stay for a spectacular arena show! 

Boys and girls aged 9 to 14 are invited to join Westernaires.  No previous experience with horses is needed, and you do not need to own a horse.  Trusty Westernaires rental horses are available for a nominal fee.

If you're looking for a fun way to build self-reliance, horsemanship, and teamwork in a great family setting, Westernaires is the place to be.

To learn more about membership in Westernaires, click here to view answers to our most frequently-asked questions

We’re sorry, but the 2019 Tenderfoot class is now full. If you’d like to join the 2020 Tenderfoot class (commencing in August of 2020), please check back and submit an application in the September / October 2019 time frame.

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Trinidad Roundup Rodeo in Trinidad, CO
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Trinidad Roundup Rodeo in Trinidad, CO

  • Las Animas County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of the oldest rodeos in Colorado, Labor Day is perfectly spent at Trinidad's Roundup Rodeo festivities!  2019 is the 59th consecutive year that the Westernaires Varsity Big Red Team has performed in Trinidad's Roundup Rodeo.  Also performing at the rodeos will be the Westernaires Riders of the Steppes.

Trinidad holds a very special place in the hearts of Westernaires, as it serves as the final show for many graduating seniors.  It's the perfect way to close out the Summer show schedule for the Varsity Big Red Team. 

Along with annual Labor Day parade on Monday at 9:00AM, come for the rodeos on Sunday and Monday at 1:30PM.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

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Arvada Harvest Festival Parade
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Arvada Harvest Festival Parade

  • 57th & Olde Wadsworth Blvd Arvada, CO 80002 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arvada Harvest Festival is three days chock full of concerts, carnival rides, and celebration.  Come see the Westernaires White Division teams as they provide color and excitement to this long-standing tradition!

The parade begins at 9:00AM in Olde Town Arvada, at 57th & Olde Wadsworth.  It then heads North on Olde Wadsworth, turns West onto Ralston Road, and concludes at Holland Street and Ralston Road.

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Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle, CO
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle, CO

  • Garfield County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Burning Mountain Festival has been a New Castle tradition for decades, and is now New Castle's signature event  Taking place over two days in September, the Festival celebrates the town's mining history and is named for their iconic mountain in which a coal seam still burns.  This year also marks New Castle's 131st anniversary!  

The Westernaires Precisionettes, Cavalry, and Indian Warrior teams will all perform, along with their myriad specialty acts.  These riders will participate in the festival's parade on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00AM.  Catch them in their arena performance at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00PM.

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Sheridan Celebrates Parade
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Sheridan Celebrates Parade

Sheridan Celebrates is an annual parade and festival celebrating the town of Sheridan and its residents.  Come see the Westernaires White Division teams sparkle as they maneuver through the parade route! 

The parade begins at 10AM at the Sheridan High School parking lot located at Lowell Blvd & Nassau Court.  The Parade route moves:

  • North on S. Lowell Blvd

  • East on Milan Avenue

  • South on Federal Blvd

  • Judging stand is at the corner of Federal & Oxford

  • Parade concludes after turning West on Oxford Avenue

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Horsecapades Annual Show
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Horsecapades Annual Show

  • National Western Stock Show Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since 1949, the Westernaires Annual Show has become a tradition spanning generations. As Autumn settles in the Westernaires family opens its doors to showcase the hard won skills of hundreds of the most tenacious young people in America! This “home show” is a MUST SEE!

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2020 National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Jan
11
to Jan 26

2020 National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

  • National Western Stock Show (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Founded in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is the nation's premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world.  National Western is also the perfect kick-off of the PRCA rodeo season.  Westernaires is honored to be a part of National Western, dating back to 1952.  For more information about the history of Westernaires performing at the National Western, please enjoy the Westernaires Alumni Association's multi-part story here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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White Olympics Base Teams Show
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

White Olympics Base Teams Show

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Rodeo Arena (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The "White Olympics" show is an opportunity for a friendly competition between the middle, training teams of Westernaires.  A free show for family, friends, and the public, White Olympics showcases the progress that these young riders have made throughout the year.

For many riders, this is their final White Division show before proceeding to the Red Division show teams.

Base teams perform on Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM.

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White Olympics Specialty Teams Show
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

White Olympics Specialty Teams Show

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Rodeo Arena (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The "White Olympics" show is an opportunity for a friendly competition between the middle, training teams of Westernaires.  A free show for family, friends, and the public, White Olympics showcases the progress that these young riders have made throughout the year.

For many riders, this is their final White Division show before proceeding to the Red Division show teams.

Specialty act teams ride on Saturday evening at 7:00PM. 

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Western Welcome Week Parade
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Western Welcome Week Parade

  • Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street Littleton, CO 80120 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Westernaires couldn't be more proud to be a part of the of Littleton's Western Welcome Week Parade festivities!  Join the Royal Rangers and Crimson Rangers teams (both from the Westernaires Red Division) in this first-rate celebration of "Community and Friendship".

The Western Welcome Week parade begins at 10AM at Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street.  It moves West on the North side of Littleton Boulevard, continuing through downtown Littleton on Main Street.  At the end of Main Street, it turns South onto Rapp Street, and ends at Arapahoe Community College (at Rapp and Church streets).  For a full schedule of Littleton's Western Welcome Week, click here.

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Jeffco Fair & Festival in Golden, CO
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Jeffco Fair & Festival in Golden, CO

The Jeffco Fair and Festival is in its 4th year since its "reboot" and is gaining momentum and fandom at a rapid pace!  Carnival rides, hit musical acts, special performances, mutton bustin', 4-H activities, and food galore are just a few of the attractions!

Our own Varsity Big Red Team and Freedom Riders will be performing at Saturday evening’s CPRA rodeo. Tickets are $7, and free for children aged 5 and under. To purchase advance tickets to Saturday evening’s CPRA rodeo, click here.

Adding to the excitement, Westernaires ground specialties provide entertainment to the attendees throughout the weekend, and the Westernaires ponies are on hand to give pony rides to the kids.  Pony rides will be available at the following times:

  • Friday, August 9th, from 3PM to 7PM

  • Saturday, August 10th, from 11AM to 2PM, and from 4PM to 7PM

  • Sunday, August 11th, from 11AM to 4PM

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