Western Welcome Week Parade
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Western Welcome Week Parade

  • Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street Littleton, CO 80120 USA (map)
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2018 is the 90th anniversary of Littleton's Western Welcome Week Parade, and Westernaires couldn't be more proud to be a part of the 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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White Olympics Base Teams Show
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

White Olympics Base Teams Show

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Rodeo Arena (map)
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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 ride on Saturday evening at 7:00PM. 

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White Olympics Specialty Teams Show
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

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 perform on Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM.

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Tenderfoot Induction 2018
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tenderfoot Induction 2018

  • Jefferson County Auditorium Exhibit Hall (map)
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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!  We apologize, but our 2018 Tenderfoot class is now FULL.

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

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Trinidad Roundup Rodeo in Trinidad, CO
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Trinidad Roundup Rodeo in Trinidad, CO

  • Las Animas County Fairgrounds (map)
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One of the oldest rodeos in Colorado, Labor Day is perfectly spent at Trinidad's Roundup Rodeo festivities!  2018 is the 58th 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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Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle, CO
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle, CO

  • 4 J Arena, LongAcre Equine Center (map)
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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 130th 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 and in arena performances at the LongAcre Equine Center. 

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Arvada Harvest Festival Parade
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Arvada Harvest Festival Parade

  • 57th & Olde Wadsworth Blvd Arvada, CO 80002 USA (map)
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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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Sheridan Parade
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Sheridan 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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National Western Stock Show Parade
Jan
10
12:00 PM12:00

National Western Stock Show Parade

The sight of over 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing…it’s Stock Show time!  The perfect picture opportunity, catch the Varsity Red Team, Cavalry, and Precisionettes riders as they represent Westernaires in Denver's most unique parade experience.

The National Western Stock Show kick-off parade is a sight to see.  On this one afternoon in January, the streets of downtown Denver are lined with boots, chaps and cowboy hats to celebrate Colorado’s western traditions and the iconic National Western Stock Show. Kids, families, business men and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands and floats. 

The parade route begins at Denver's Union Station and runs up 17th Street, concluding at Broadway.  The parade begins at noon.  Streets tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend arriving early for optimal parade viewing.

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National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Jan
12
to Jan 27

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

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.

Stay tuned for the detailed schedule of Westernaires performances at the National Western's rodeos, Wild West shows, and Evening of Dancing Horses.

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