Beginning in 1945, the National Western Stock Show champion steers have paraded into the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver for afternoon tea.
This luxury hotel, dripping in fine details and gold accents, has become home to two steers and hundreds of people eager to experience this tradition.
This opportunity allows individuals outside the agriculture industry an ability to be up close and personal with the steers that will go on and sell at the Auction of Junior Champions.
for big money.
Additionally, the winning exhibitors get an opportunity to advocate for the livestock industry and place a friendly face to an often unfamiliar experience.
This year, Kutter Bland and Kassidy Bremer were selected champions during the steer show and got to walk their calves on the red carpet into the atrium filled with tea cups and a pen ready for their arrival.
Their capstone experience of the stock show will be selling their steer in the Auction of Junior Champions.