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2014 Ranching Heritage Challenge Events

AQHA will host six Ranching Heritage Challenge events for the 2014 year

In 2014, AQHA will host six Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge events. These will be entry-fee only events, and horses do not have to be nominated to compete. The Ranching Heritage Challenge is brought to you by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis.

Event Details

Ranching Heritage Challenge – Houston, Texas

Presented by Bar G Feedyard

Date: March 23, 2014
Event: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Entry Fee: See entry form for details 
Stall Fee: $75
Office Charge: $10
Added Money: $15,000 in added money courtesy of AQHA, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Bar G Feedyards.

Journal coverage of the Ranching Heritage Challenge Houston 

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Houston

Ranching Heritage Challenge – Fort Worth, Texas

Presented by Bar G Feedyard

Date: January 17, 2014
Event: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Location: Justin Arena
Entry Fee: $250 (does not include office or cattle charges)
Stall Fee: $60
Added Money: $15,000 in added money courtesy of AQHA, Fort Worth Stock Show, and Bar G Feedyards.

Journal coverage of the Ranching Heritage Challenge Fort Worth

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Working Ranch Horse Class Fort Worth

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Ranch Pleasure Class Fort Worth

2014 Ranching Heritage Challenge Events

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – Fort Worth, Texas: January 17, 2014

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Houston, Texas: March 23, 2014

Colorado State Fair – Pueblo, Colorado: August 28, 2014

Amarillo Tri State Fair – Amarillo, Texas: September 13, 2014

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity - Reno, NV: September 26, 2014 

Northern International Livestock Exposition – Billings, Montana: October 17, 2014 

Does my horse have to be nominated to compete in the Ranching Heritage Challenge? 

No! For 2014, horses do not have to be nominated to the Ranching Heritage Challenge to compete. These shows are an entry-fee only event with the majority of the entry fee being paid back in the purse, along with $10,000 in added money from AQHA and valued sponsors.

How do I know if my horse is eligible?
Any 4-year-old horse (as of January 1, 2014) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the open or limited open in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2014.

Any 5-year-old or older horse (as of January 1, 2014) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the amateur class in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2014.

I bought a horse from a ranch, how can I find out if it was a Ranching Heritage Breeder?
You can find a complete list of approved Ranching Heritage Breeders online at www.aqha.com/ranchingheritage. Or you can call AQHA Customer Service at (806) 376-4811.

How do I enter?

Fort Worth: Download entry forms at www.fwssr.com, or call Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at (817) 877-2400. Deadline for entries is December 30, 2013. 

Houston: Download entry forms at rodeohouston.com, or call the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at (832) 667-1012. For information on the classes you can download the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2014 Exhibitor Handbook