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Lights, camera, Stock Show! The NWSS (National Western Stock Show) staff has done it again! For the 106th time! This year’s Stock Show has been a big hit, but it’s not over yet!

Lights, camera, Stock Show! The NWSS (National Western Stock Show) staff has done it again! For the 106th time! This year’s Stock Show has been a big hit, but it’s not over yet! The stock show has only begun! The events go on from January 6 until January 22. There are many wonderful things to see at the stock show, from rodeos to the auction to buying animals. All of these events and activities are so exciting! The NWSS staff did a wonderful job!

 

The staff wouldn’t be complete without its leader, the President/CEO of the Stock Show, Mr. Paul Andrews. Mr. Andrews first started working as the CEO in November 2010. He has enjoyed working with his staff ever since he got to the NWSS. “My favorite part is the job every day,” he says, “It is never the same old routine.” He says that he really enjoys working with the horses. He is, in fact, part of the Roundup Riders. They are a group of men that go riding 25 miles every day in the mountains for one week.
 

The Stock Show has many activities and events that happen while it is here for these 16 days. There are many events, which include: Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, the MLK rodeo, Wild West show, Freestyle Reining, and 46 more events, including the largest trade show in Colorado! The stock show was created in 1906, when some westerners had the idea of having rodeo events around the same time. Therefore, the stock show was created! The stock show has grown and grown since then, it’s hard to believe that it is still, yet, growing even more!
 

There are so many animals that become a part of the stock show, some people can’t believe that they manage to fit in them all! There are llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, and many more! Some people wonder what the difference is between llamas and alpacas. For one thing, alpacas are a lot smaller, and while llamas have banana-shaped ears, alpacas ears are straight. Alpacas and llamas are from the same family though.
 

There are so many wonders and excitements in the stock show, we should be proud to know that there are so many people that care that much to make sure we have a great experience. We have many to thank, the NWSS staff (of course), the people that own the animals, the performers, and the animals themselves! We hope that they bring us more wonders for many more years! The Stock Show is a wonderful place to be these next few weeks, not only because of the events, but because of how great this adventure has turned out for all of us!