We are excited to announce the Blackout Jackpot 3! The Showtimes Magazine's steer and heifer jackpot returns March 20-22, 2015 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. It will once again be held with the CSU Green and Gold Showdown. This will be a 2 ring show (Green and Gold Ring and Blackout Ring) with the heifers showing on Saturday and the steers showing on Sunday. Brad Winegardner, OH will judge the heifer show and Matt Leo, CA will sort the steers.  Pre enter below by March 15th!  The total cost to show in both the Green & Gold Ring and the Blackout Ring is $55 per entry if postmarked before March 15, 2015. If you enter at the show it is $70 per entry.

Below you will find our Online Entry Form, Schedule of Events, Judges for both shows, our Showtimes Sullivan Supply Stall Bid-Off and Scholarship, map and pictures of the show facility, hotel contact info and awards!


Schedule of Events

Friday, March 20

Barns open @ 8:00am


Saturday, March 21

Barns open @ 6:00am

Check-in from 8:00 – 10:30am

Cattle in place by 10:30am

Breeding Heifer Show Starts @ 12:30pm

The Green and Gold Heifer Show will start, and the Blackout Heifer Show will follow

the completion of the Green and Gold Heifer Show’s first two breed champions.

Blow & Go Showmanship, will follow after Grand Champion Female is selected in the Blackout Show


Sunday, March 22

Barns open @ 6:00am

Market steers and heifers @ 9:00am

The Green and Gold Market Show will start, and the Blackout Market Show will follow

the completion of the Green and Gold Market Show’s first two breed champions.



Green & Gold Showdown

Heifers: Alan Miller, IL

Steers: Willie Weis, IA

Showmanship: TBA

Blackout Jackpot 3

Heifers: Brad Winegardner, OH

Steers: Matt Leo, CA


Photo Backdrop

The Blackout Jackpot 3 Photo Backdrop design will be revealed on Friday, March 20th! We are excited to announce that again this year the photo backdrop will be free to use! Feel free to have your family or friends take your steer or heifer's photo at the backdrop! We welcome the use of cell phone photos or your own cameras. The Showtimes Magazine will take the official top 5 overall photos from both days that will be available to purchase online following the show for $30. We will also have candid ring and show photos available to purchase online for $30 following the show!


We are excited to announce our Showtimes Sullivan Supply Stall Bid-Off for the Blackout Jackpot 3! This one of a kind Showtimes Themed Stall will be bid-off online on on March 13! The winning bidder will be able to unload their cattle and go straight to a pre-made stall that is completely set-up and ready to go! You will own everything in the stall and can take it home! Plus, the winner will receive a Hayes Martens framed drawing of their stall! Check out! The best part is we will take all of the proceeds from the winning bid and award a Scholarship(s) to high school/college aged students showing at the show! If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please email to sign up for an interview time or talk to us at the show!

Update: Thanks to DePorter Livestock for bidding and raising $2,800.00 for scholarships at our show!

Also new for 2015 is our Show & Win 5 Lots that you can win just by showing! Each exhibitor will receive 1 ticket for each calf they show. They can then apply each ticket towards one of our five lots listed below! A special thanks to Twisted Flow, Matt Lautner and Jodie Marten-Witt for your support!


Show Location

The Ranch

5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538

Blackout Jackpot 2 Photos

We've provided you some photos from around the show last year! From the huge indoor show ring, the wash racks, photo backdrop and more!


Embassy Suites: 970.593.6200

Holiday Inn Express: 970.663.0057

Candlewood Suites: 970.667.5444


All 3 hotels are within one mile from The Ranch show facility and are easy to access.


We have big plans for the Blackout Jackpot 3! Exhibitors can win a variety of prizes including show boxes, banners, buckles, show sticks, combs, buckets, award checks, ribbons and more! Plus, we will pay out $1,000 for Grand, $750 for Reserve, $500 for 3rd, $250 for 4th and $150 for 5th Overall for both the steers and heifers! Below is a preview of some of the exciting awards that will be given out at the show!


We would like to thank the many Blackout Jackpot 3 Sponsors that make this show possible!

Cover-All Signs

H2 Enterprises

In & Out Oilfield Services

Miller HFI

Northern Feed and Bean

Sunglo Feeds

Ultimate Services

CPS & Sons

Goldman Trucking

Twisted Flow 

Sullivan Supply

Caldwell-Willoughby Sales

Hayes Martens

Weaver Leather Livestock

Stockyards Supply

Brighton Feed & Saddlery

Courtyard Marriott Denver/Stapleton

Matt Lautner Cattle

Bromley Companies

Drywall Supply, Inc.

5W Livestock


Ritchey Livestock ID

5-Star Cattle


If you are business that is interested in having a booth at our show, please contact Shane Bedwell at 620.886.1050 to reserve your booth space! Booths are $250.


Thanks again to CSU and the Green & Gold Showdown for working with us again this year!

Please visit the Green & Gold Showdown website to learn more about show rules and their prizes!

We look forward to seeing you at the show! Please call 303.941.1004 for more info and be sure to check back for more show coverage!