Hooves thundering. Dirt splayed into the air. Crowds yell and cheer as the dust settles and the clock shows that the riders have made it within the time allowed. There's nothing quite like the thrill of a rodeo, especially one held just east of Colorado's Rocky Mountain Range in the capital city of Denver.
The 111th National Western Stock Rodeo will kick-off with it's traditional parade on Thursday, January 5th, before the event commences two days later. This event is unique as it features Rodeo, Show Jumping, and the "Super Bowl of Livestock Shows". According to their website,
The 2017 National Western Stock Show promises to showcase your favorite western traditions as well as highlight the many “must see” events across the grounds. The 16-day show opens Saturday, January 7, and features a BBQ Throwdown competition presented by Chevrolet, an authentic Ranch Rodeo, championship fiddle competitions, PBR bull riding, family-fun dog shows, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’, Coors Western Art gallery, a nursery of baby animals, the King Soopers Petting Farm and acres of food and shopping
With so many events to choose from, there's going to be something for everyone. Raising the stakes, there are also a few classes where competitors will compete for prizes ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 in the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, Monarch Casino's Gambler's Choice Jumper Stakes, and the NWSS Grand Prix sponsored by Monarch Casino.
There's snow in the forecast and temperatures averaging out to be around 50 degrees at the height of day so we're determined to keep you warm with our new collection of winter capes.
(Above) This one-size, two-toned, cashmere blend cape is designed to flatter any body type and add that extra layer of warmth you'll need going into winter. Horse shows and Rodeo can be exciting, but if you're shivering the whole time it takes away from the thrill. No matter which color you choose, the neutral tones allow you to wear these over almost anything. They'll also give you enough room to layer beneath so you can be comfortable throughout the entire day.
Shop Online: Caracol Silver Cashmere Blend Cape, $69.00
(Left) While our Faux Fur Suede Fringed Cape will give you some warmth, it truly is a fashion statement. We suggest saving this one for your nights out in Denver as it is all suede with a faux fur trim around the neckline. This particular cape is available in a number of colors including tan, stone, black and grey. Again, the colors are neutral so you can pair it with just about anything.
Shop Online: Caracol Silver Faux Fur Suede Fringed Cape, $149.00
Capes have become some of our favorite accessories because of how easy it is to wear them, layer them, and turn a simple outfit into a fashionable ensemble. They add flare and style to your everyday clothes and all you have to do is simply put it on.
(Above) Of what has been featured so far, nothing will compare to the warmth of these beautiful Cashmere and Silk Capes with faux fur pom-pom's. The colors also stand out in the midst of winter creating a soft and playful look that says you're both fun and fashionable. Not in the mood for color? No worries, both are reversible with beige on the inside for those less playful occasions.
Shop Online: Caracol Silver Cashmere and Silk Cape with Faux Fur Pom-Pom's, $89.00
(Left) Our final feature is our wool blend Poncho with Faux Fur. A more simplistic design, this poncho is perfect for the cooler days when you need something extra and want to add the bit of style without any bit of effort. It has great, slimming lines that elongate the torso, thus giving the appearance of a longer, taller upper-body. The faux fur around the neckline also takes away the need for a scarf and frames the face beautifully so attention is drawn up to your eyes.
Shop Online: Caracol Poncho with Faux Fur, $49.00
We hope to see you later this week in Denver, CO for the 111th National Western Stock Show. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more Caracol apparel, jewelry, and accessories as well as all the latest on what's going on at the NWSS!