Photos: The charros, children and charm of the Denver Stock Show

January 16, 2015

The National Western Stock Show in Denver is a yearly celebration of all things Western. Walking around the grounds north of downtown, you can spot Mexican charros getting ready to ride bulls, kids out with their grandparents, and ranchers eyeing up their next big purchase.

Here are some scenes from this year's show:

Photo: Stock Show 4 crying kid(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)

Photo: Stock show 10 mutton buster (Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)

Photo: 6-year-old mutton buster Sydney Babi(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Sydney Babi, 6, from Centennial, Colo., holds on during the mutton bustin' competition at the National Western Stock Show on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Photo: Fiddler Annika Bennion(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)

Photo: Stock Show 2 silhouette(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)

Photo: Stock Show 1 M&Ms(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Cheyenne Dockter's cow Boomer tries to snatch some of her M&Ms at the National Western Stock Show on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 3 shoveling(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Cecilio Duran, of Denver, shovels feed at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 5 sleeping(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Scott McNeese of Pikeville, Tenn., catches a few moments of sleep at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 6 cow(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Darryl Leppa of Saskatchewan, Canada, leads a cow out of the livestock area at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 7 Mexican dancers(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Lisa Trujillo of the Lisa Trujillo Dance Academy talks with her dancers before the Mexican Rodeo at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 8 Rodeo wide(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
Announcers watch as the Mexican Rodeo begins at the National Western Stock Show on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock show 9 charro(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
A Mexican charro tries to stay on a bucking bronco at the Mexican Rodeo at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photo: Stock show 11 bull auction(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
A crowd packs the bull auction at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Photo: Terry Cotton at steer auction

Photo: Stock Show 12 bull riding(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
A bull rider hangs on at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Photo: Stock Show 13 PBR finals(Photo: CPR/Nathaniel Minor)
The Professional Bull Riding (PBR) finals at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

For more coverage, check out our "Sounds of the Stock Show" series.