Performing in Estes Park is the Red Division Team, the pinnacle of achievement within the Westernaires. Riders train every week for years to achieve promotion to this elite group. In fact, the Varsity "Big Red" team has appeared in feature films such as "Centennial" and "How the West Was Won."
Founded in 1949, the Westernaires is a mounted precision drill organization composed of Jefferson County, Colorado, youngsters from nine to 19 years of age who receive training in western riding, precision drills, and horse care. Home is Fort Westernaire adjacent to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Golden, Colorado, where the organization trains year round. It maintains three outdoor arenas and three indoor arenas as well as stables for the string of livery horses it owns and rents out to the members.
In these challenging times, the Westernaires offer a sense of community and family that nurtures young people into becoming community leaders.
General admission is $8 and box seats are $12. Those under three years of age are admitted free.
For more information, contact Estes Park Special Events at 970-586-6104 or visit the Westernaires website at www.westernaires.org.