Join us for the upcoming American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Challenge, to be held January 19-20 during the Black Hills Stock Show RHC in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Click here for more information and the online entry form. There is $18,000 added to this event, and entries are accepted until January 16. Breakaway roping and steer stopping classes are new this year!
“Ranching Heritage Challenges showcase the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are bred, raised and utilized for ranch work,” said Karen McCuistion, AQHA senior director of member programs. “The Challenge program is designed to recognize and reward horses and exhibitors perpetuating ranching heritage and the spirit of the working American Quarter Horse.”
Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and fully enrolled in the program. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for at least 10 years and whose horses are primarily bred to work on a cattle ranch. Horses foaled in 2010 and earlier are automatically enrolled in the program with no additional fees due. Anyone can own and show these eligible and enrolled horses in the Challenges.
The Challenges offer multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse and ranch riding; some Challenge events also offer ranch cutting, team roping and barrel racing. New this year are steer stopping and breakaway roping!
AQHA appreciates the generous sponsorship of John Deere and Nutrena in supporting these Ranching Heritage events.
For more information on AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges or for upcoming events, visit www.aqha.com/aqha-ranching-heritage-challenge.