Luis Ramos, from Greeley, Colorado, started riding bulls about a year ago."Once you’re in there just focus and ride it out," he says.
National Western Stock Show
Annika Bennion says "having fun is really important" during fiddling competitions.
The 109th edition of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo starts in full force this weekend, heralded by the traditional cattle drive on Denver streets.
Officials didn’t offer a price tag but say the project will be paid for by a mix of public and private funding.
Authors of a feasibility study recommend making major improvements to the National Western Complex, the Denver Coliseum and the Colorado Convention Center.
The High Country Carvers craft logs into impressive works of art at the National Western Stock Show, which is going on now in Denver.
While the American cowboy continues to be an iconic image, more artists are challenging romanticized representations, including some featured at the 2014 National Western Stock Show.
Warm weather helps boost crowds during the National Western Stock Show's opening weekend.
Slideshow: Young and old, rural and urban gather at the National Western Stock Show each year in Denver. Numerous breeds of livestock are shown and visitors experience a western tradition. CPR's Anna Hanel visited the show its first weekend as cattle pens started filling up and horses went on sale.