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2019 Ranch Horse Stats

The leading horses, sires, breeders and exhibitors in ranch horse events.

A man riding a buckskin mare pulls a roping dummy from a water hole at the 2019 Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship Show. 

Shane Rux photo

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An American Quarter Horse bred for ranch work is one of the cornerstones of the breed. 

They are expected to be willing and sound partners, able to cover distances and work cattle, while being sensible and cooperative in doing their jobs. These traits make them a perfect choice not only on the ranch, but also in the show arena or rodeo pen. 

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program highlights ranches that are certified as AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These working cattle ranches produce quality horses needed to work on the ranch. The program is designed to showcase the qualities of a working ranch horse by providing added opportunity for Ranching Heritage-bred horses. These include not only the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges and AQHA Ranching Heritage Finals, but also special added Ranching Heritage-bred awards at major industry events. 

These are the 2019 leaders in both the Ranching Heritage Challenges and in ranching classes, according to QData. 

The leading Ranching Heritage Challenge earner is BOXO Valentines Cat, a 2019 VRH World Champion who is bred, raised and campaigned by the connections of Box O Quarter Horses at Gordon, Nebraska. The 2012 mare is by Palo Duro Cat and out of the Roan Ambrose mare Tracis Blue Roan. 
 

Top 10 Ranching Heritage Challenge Horses by Money Earned (Including Finals)

Horse Earnings
1. BOXO Valentines Cat $10,058
2.    Shiner Dear Rey  $8,977
3.    WR Gin  $7,100
4.    Seven S Delightful  $7,087
5.    Playin Motown  $5,650
6.    Stylin N Smart    $5,578
7.    Smart Ladies Sparkle   $5,430
8.    Four Lace    $5,337
9.    Preferred Pepto   $4,785
10.  Wanna Be A Pepto   $4,765

 

Top 10 Ranching Heritage Breeders by Money Earned (Including Finals)

Ranch Earnings
1.    Wagonhound Land & Livestock (WY) $23,589
2.    Burnett Ranches LLC  (TX) $19,879
3.    W.T. Waggoner Estate (TX) $15,761
4.    Box O Quarter Horses (NE) $15,443
5.    Moncrief Ranch  (TX) $14,941
6.    R.T. Stuart Ranch LLC (OK) $8,525
7.    Cowan Select Horses LLC (MT) $6,493
8.    Bogle Bros. LLC  (NM) $5,529
9.    Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. (NE) $5,337
10.    Tongue River Ranch (TX) $5,183


Top 10 Ranching Heritage Exhibitors by Money Earned (Excluding Finals)

Exhibitor Earnings
1.    Matt Koch  $10,780
2.    Ben Baldus    $7,448
3.    Cole Hatfield $7,142
4.    Garry Watt    $6,007
5.    Matt Kelly   $6,004
6.    Garrett Daniel Cooper   $4,765
7.    Dawn Martin  $3,906
8.    Jecca R. Ostrander  $3,760
9.    Shawn D. Holden  $3,285
10.    Lanham Brown $3,260


Top 10 Ranch Event Sires by Money Earned

Sire Earnings Top Earner
1.    Metallic Cat  $34,605  Precious Metalz ($7,197)
2.    WR This Cats Smart $31,223 WR Gin ($9,573)
3.    Woody Be Tuff  $30,441  Boots Be Tuff ($9,644)
4.    Show Me A Song Joes  $28,252 Double Red Dunnit ($15,215)
5.    Mr Playinstylish    $24,522 Playin Motown ($8,946)
6.    Cat Man Do $18,729 Bobbie Can Do ($8,896)
7.    Pepcid  $17,116 TRR Lucky Playgun ($9,202)
8.    Palo Duro Cat   $13,607 BOXO Valentines Cat ($12,917)
9.    CD Lights $12,639 Seven S Delightful ($8,922)
10.    Bet Hesa Cat   $11,792 Quahadi ($4,037)


Top 10 Ranch Riding Sires by Money Earned

Sire  Earnings Top Earner
1.    Busy Winin Chex $9,968 A Busy Affair ($9,878)
2.    Spooks Gotta Whiz  $7,334 Gotta Rowdy Baby ($6,620)
3.    Smart Chic Olena $7,250 Thecrowdlovesme ($5,230)
4.    Paddys Irish Whiskey $7,003 Doc Seas Whiskey ($6,714)
5.    Gunners Special Nite $6,451 Nitenshiningarmor ($6,370)
6.    Mr Playinstylish $6,405 Stylin On The Bayou ($2,746)
7.    Metallic Cat   $6,220  Metalic Cash ($2,354)
8.    Spooks Gotta Gun $6,195 Gotta Hot Gun ($6,036)
9.    Too Sleepy To Zip  $6,148 HP Docs Flamin Hot ($6,148)
10.    Woody Be Tuff   $5,502  Boots Be Tuff ($3,102)

    
Top 10 Ranch Horse Events Breeders by Money Earned

Breeder Earnings Top Earner
1.    Pitzer Ranch (NE)   $39,275 Double Red Dunnit ($15,215)
2.    Burnett Ranches LLC (TX)  $34,156 WR Gin ($9,573)
3.    W.T. Waggoner Estate (TX)  $30,654  Boots Be Tuff ($9,644)
4.    Tongue River Ranch (TX) $29,931  TRR Lucky Playgun ($9,202)
5.    Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC (WY)   $27,609  Shiner Dear Rey ($9,200)
6.    Jecca Ostrander (NE) $19,422 BOXO Valentines Cat ($12,917)
7.    Hilldale Farm (TX)    $12,854 A Busy Affair ($10,957)
8.    Terry Stuart Forst (OK)   $11,048 Seven S Delightful ($8,922)
9.    Mark L. Gratny (KS) $11,000 Shiney Buck A Roo ($11,000)
10.    Whitaker Farms Inc. (TX) $9,609  Seven S Woodrow ($9,609)


Top 10 Ranch Riding Breeders by Money Earned

Breeder Earnings Top Earner
1.    Hilldale Farm (TX)  $10,432 A Busy Affair ($9,878)
2.    W.T. Waggoner Estate (TX)  $8,036 Boots Be Tuff ($3,102)
3.    Thomas McDowell (OK)    $6,779 Gotta Rowdy Baby ($6,779)
4.    Doxie Watson (TX)    $6,714  Doc Seas Whiskey ($6,714)
5.    Amy Medows (MO)   $6,370 Nitenshiningarmor ($6,370)
6.    Mariann Harrington/Joe Prause (AR) $6,148 HP Docs Flamin Hot ($6,148)
7.    Sally Ress (CO)  $6,036 Gotta Hot Gun ($6,036)
8.    Walter Greeman/Tammy Hays (TX)  $5,230 Thecrowdlovesme ($5,230)
9.    Tabitha Smith (AZ)   $4,942 Sayos Smoke N Chic ($4,841)
10.    Lorrie and Terry Thrasher (MO)  $4,486  One Ruf Dun It ($4,486)