Western Nationals and NWSS
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is looking forward to hosting another great Western National Championships.
The Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch has called the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado home for several years. The National Western Complex prides itself on a year-round commitment to agriculture, the western way of life, and equestrian events, making the facility a natural home for the Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch.
“Our partnership with the NCHA has been one of the most important we have ever had, and one we continue to cherish,” said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western.
With COVID-19 still at the forefront of everyone’s minds, competitors and visitors can rest assured that the National Western Complex has taken steps to maximize the safety of all attendees. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility and high touchpoints will be regularly sanitized. Additionally, all National Western Complex employees will wear masks on site. The National Western Complex is compliant with all local and state mandates in regard to COVID-19.
In April, the city of Denver approached the National Western Complex to provide a safe shelter for the Denver homeless population amidst the pandemic. This temporary shelter is located in the Expo Hall and is completely separate from where the Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch will take place. Additionally, there have been zero cases of COVID-19 among the homeless population on site.
“The Events Center, where the horse show will occur, will be locked off from the public entrance side, or the south side,” said Andrews. “We will park and allow our cutting guests in through the north side of the building, opposite of the public entrances. As a result, there will be no interaction with the homeless population.”
Exhibitors will notice some changes to the facility as a whole this year as the new National Western Center facilities are under construction. The Equestrian Center, the first building to be completed in this project, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022. Competitors will be able to see the future home of the Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch from the ground up while continuing to safely compete in the Events Center.
“We see this event as a premier event for us, so our staff takes great care in working the dirt to the specifications needed for a great competition,” Andrews said. “Lighting and cleanliness of the arena are also top priorities as we welcome those from around the country to compete.”
Exhibitors and guests of the Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch will have more than a horse show they can attend. In addition to the complex being open, the city of Denver has allowed for restaurants to open with 50 percent capacity.
“The citizens of Denver can’t wait to have you be our guests for this premiere event,” Andrews said. “We look forward to seeing some of the best cutting in the nation at the end of June.”
In the unfortunate event that NCHA cancels the Transwest Western National Championship presented by 6666 Ranch this year, all entry fees will be refunded by June 25.