2021 AQHA Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder

2021 AQHA Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder

Wagonhound Land & Livestock is named the 2021 Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year.

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The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes Wagonhound Land & Livestock of Douglas, Wyoming, as the 2021 Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year.

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and AQHA Best Remuda winner, Wagonhound Land & Livestock, owned by Catherine and Art Nicholas, bred earners of $18,339.50, securing the title for the third year in a row. In recognition of the achievement, Wagonhound Land & Livestock will receive a certificate for a Don Rich Saddlery saddle.

Wagonhound Land & Livestock’s leading earner of the year was Opus Cat Olena, who is owned by Box O Quarter Horses, and who earned $4,593.50 in the 2021 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. The 8-year-old sorrel stallion is by WR This Cats Smart and out of the Smart Chic Olena mare Opus Chic. 

The second place Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder was awarded to the horses bred by Burnett Ranches LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, earning $5,751.50; and third went to horses bred by Bogle Brothers LLC of Dexter, New Mexico, earning $5,190. 

Finishing fourth was Cowan Select Horses LLC of Havre, Montana. Cowan’s horses picked up $5,130.50. Fifth among the leaders was Wayne, Oklahoma-based Circle C Ranch Co., whose horses earned $4,969. 

Ranching Heritage-bred horses are versatile, sound and willing American Quarter Horses able to perform well at a variety of tasks. These horses are produced by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders, which are working cattle ranches that have produced horses for at least a decade for use on the ranch. 

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program recognizes these horses and provides them a showcase with the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, as well as Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse recognition at various national events. Anyone can purchase and show a Ranching Heritage-bred horse. 

For more information about the Ranching Heritage program, visit www.aqha.com/ranching

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