Trade Show Vendor Application & Contract


Expo Date: March 15-17, 2024

Applications must be submitted prior to Feb 21, 2024

Expo Manager: William J. Scebbi
Expo Location: National Western Complex – 4655 Humboldt St. – Denver, Colorado – 80216

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo


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Rules and regulations governing the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo tradeshow have been briefly written to advise participants of their privileges, restrictions, and requirements. Any changes to the rules and regulations must be made before the opening of the tradeshow. Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will be referred to as “EXPO” in the following.

  1. Stall/booth space will be assigned and given priority according to the date on which the application and payment were received and will be assigned at the discretion of the show management. Participant agrees to accept the booth or stall space assigned and further agrees to accept reassignment to create a more effective EXPO or for safety purposes.
  2. Groups representative of the state and national organizations will be given first consideration. Management reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any participant not in keeping with the charter and purpose of the show.
  3. EXPO reserves the right to limit the number of horses from one breed or participant due to limited time and space.
  4. Subletting of stall/booth space is prohibited. Two or more firms may not exhibit in a single space unless approved by show management.
  5. All aisles must be kept free of equipment, displays, etc.
  6. Participant sales of food and/or beverages for consumption in the building shall be made ONLY with the permission of the building concessionaire.
  7. The show management reserves the right to reject any applicant for space at any time and reserves the right to regain possession of any space by refunding the applicant or participant the amount paid for the space.  No refunds will be given after the start of the show on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 12:01 am. 
  8. Horses and participants must be turned out in the best manner possible. Show clothing and tack preferred. Poorly presented and unmannerly horses may be excused from demonstrations.
  9. All horses must conform to general health requirements and regulations and must have a current health certificate (within 30 days of the Expo). Horses traveling from out of state must have a negative Equine Infectious Anemia Test (AGID/Coggins or Elisa) that is dated no more than 6 months before the date of arrival. In addition, any horse that travels a distance of more than 75 miles to the Expo, whether from in or out of state will need an negative Coggins Test.
  10. Stallions will be permitted to leave the show grounds for breeding or collection. Please inform the barn manager of your in and out times.
  11. Any electricity, carpentry, and wiring connections shall be installed at the participant’s expense.
  12. Participants must supply all labor necessary in setting up or removing exhibits and must comply with building labor requirements.
  13. Participants are to have tradeshow booths set up and ready the night before the show opening unless prior approval is given by the EXPO.
  14. All exhibits must remain intact until the close of the show.
  15. The decision of the show management must be accepted as final in any disagreement between participants or in the decision to remove from the show any participant or his representative performing any act or practice that, in the opinion of the management, is objectionable.
  16. All video and still photography of any participant’s show exhibit and/or participant’s staff taken by an agent of EXPO will remain the property of EXPO for use in promoting current and future events or for use of any other purpose and participant hereby consents to and authorizes any such use.
  17. All matters not covered in these conditions are subject to the decision of the show management.
  18. Electrical extension cords must be 3-wire with ground.
  19. Any unruly or unsafe animal that, in the opinion of show management, is posing a threat to safety may be asked to be removed from the facility.
  20. EXPO assumes no liability including but not limited to the following sponsors: National Western Stock Show, City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, and Colorado Horse Council. The EXPO, National Western Stock Show, City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, and Colorado Horse Council are not responsible for anything that may be lost, destroyed, damaged, or stolen and will be held harmless for any injury, death, or damage that may occur to a participant, his or her employees, agents or property, or for loss as a result of theft, fire, accident or any other cause. Note: If requested by show management, participants must sign a release of liability form. Participant agrees to protect, save and hold EXPO and/or any person, organization, or corporation for whom EXPO contracts to serve as show management and/or facility forever harmless for any damages or charges imposed for violations of any law or ordinance, whether occasioned by the negligence of the exhibitor or others, as well as to strictly comply within applicable terms and conditions in the contract agreement between the facility and EXPO regarding the exhibition premises; and, further, the participant shall at all times protect, indemnify and hold EXPO and facility forever harmless against and from any losses, costs (including attorney’s fees), damage, liability, or expenses arising from or out of or by reason of any accident or bodily injury or other occurrence to any person or persons, including the participant’s use of the exhibition premises or a part thereof.
  21. Cancellation – If a participant fails to make payment required by the contract in a timely manner, EXPO may terminate that contract and the participant’s participation in the event without further notice and without obligation to refund monies previously paid. EXPO is expressly authorized, but has no obligation, to occupy or dispose of any space vacated or made available by reason of action taken under this paragraph in such a manner, as it may deem best, and without releasing the participant from any liability there under. EXPO may also terminate the contract without any obligation on EXPO’s part to refund any payments previously made and without releasing the participant from any liability arising as a result of or in connection with such breach. If EXPO removes or restricts a participant’s exhibit which EXPO considers to be objectionable or inappropriate, no refund will be due to the participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if EXPO cancels the event due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of EXPO (such as acts of God, acts of war, governmental emergency, labor strike, or unavailability of the Exhibit Facility), EXPO shall refund to each participant its exhibit space rental payment previously paid, minus a share of costs and expenses incurred, in full satisfaction of all liabilities of the organizer to the participant. If the participant cancels the contract, EXPO shall refund to participant fees paid minus 50% to a maximum of $500.
  22. Guarantee – EXPO makes no representations or warranties regarding the number of persons who will attend the show. Participant understands that neither EXPO nor its agents or representatives guarantee attendance at EXPO nor any financial gain to any participant participating in the show. Each participant also understands that tickets to the show will be sold exclusively by EXPO and the participant is not entitled to any proceeds from ticket or concession sales.
  23. Insurance – The participant is required to obtain and maintain in full force and effect throughout the Show the following insurance:
    1. For Tradeshow Booth: Commercial General Liability is written with limits of at least the following: Each occurrence – $1,000,000; Personal & Advertising Injury – $1,000,000; General Aggregate – $1,000,000; Products/Completed Operations Aggregate – $1,000,000; Fire Damage (any one fire) – $50,000; Medical Expense (any one person) – $5,000. Coverage shall include: premises/operations, contingent liability for subcontractors, products/completed operations, personal injury, and contractual liability to insure the indemnification (hold-harmless) clauses contained in this Contract. A Certificate of Insurance for the participant showing policy numbers, limits of liability and coverage, and expiration dates must be submitted with the Expo Contract.
    2. For Horse Participant obtain similar limits of liability and coverage as above. However if the participant has Excess Equine Liability Coverage provided by an individual or Family membership in Colorado Horse Council, then it will be accepted in lieu of the above. This insurance does not apply to business entities.
  24. Compliance With Laws and Regulations – Participants shall abide by and observe all federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and all rules and regulations of the Exhibit Facility (including any union labor work rules). All decorative materials used in displays must meet the flameproofing regulations of the Denver Fire Department.
  25. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS: The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will adhere to the rules provided by the National Western Stock Show. Due to requirements of the liability insurance carrier and policy of all major livestock shows, dogs will not be permitted on the Stock Show grounds, in parking lots, or buildings, including the Coliseum, at any time. Dogs entered in National Western Stock Show special performances or competitive events will be allowed on grounds or in buildings during performance or competition only.
  26. *** Service dogs are welcomed to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. The ADA and Colorado law define a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to perform tasks or do work for the benefit of a person with a physical or mental disability. (In some circumstances, a miniature horse who is individually trained also qualifies as a service animal.)Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not considered service animals according to Title II and Title III of the ADA.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity - We need your help! 📣


Volunteers are vital to our success! We invite you to participate in a virtual volunteer meeting.

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Volunteers may assist for a few hours during the Expo, March 15-17, 2024. Opportunities include directing people to locations, greeting people at the door, helping out during special events or assisting the Expo Team with their tasks. All types of skills are needed, we'll find something for you to do!