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November 20, 2023


(Loveland, CO) – The Big Thunder Draft Horse Show at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland returns Friday, January 12, 2024 through Sunday, January 14, 2024. Show times are Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The event draws competitors, including many hitches with National and World Champion status, from across the United States and Canada. Competitors bring a variety of draft horses including Clydesdales, Belgians, and Percherons. To hear the powerful sound of their hooves stomping through the arena is reason enough to experience this educational and entertaining show for the whole family.  

 Newly introduced in 2024, the ladies’ four-horse “Drive4TheCure” event is a powerful and heartening showcase. Exclusive to women drivers, this event resonates with a profound cause – supporting cancer awareness. It brings together skilled drivers in a stirring display of unity and purpose, adding a poignant layer of significance to the show. Additionally, all guests are given the chance to walk through the barns to see these massive, beautiful horses before and after each show. Visiting the horses provides an up-close encounter, allowing attendees of all ages to connect with these animals on a more intimate level.

Tickets for the Big Thunder Draft Horse Show will go on-sale November 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. MT and will be available online at TREventsComplex.com, and the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies Box Office at Blue Arena. Groups of 10 or more, call 970-619-4122 for discount information.


About The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, Colorado, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of Blue Arena, the Mac Equipment, Inc. Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank of Omaha Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair, PRCA Rodeo and Big Thunder Draft Horse Show. For more information, visit www.TREventsComplex.com.

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Lauren Layman | Director of Marketing

970-619-4106 | lauren.layman@oakviewgroup.com