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5 Facts About the Zoetis VRH World Before You Enter

Get entered! Don’t miss out on the ranch horse event of the year; here are some fun facts you may not know about the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, June 18-23 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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For the next three years, the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, will host the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals and AQHA Level 1 Cattle Championships.

Exhibitors who attend the show in 2019 can expect the same fun atmosphere, scenic views and tight competition, but here are five fun facts you may not know about these ranch-horse shows:

  1. Enjoy a chuck wagon breakfast. Be sure to stop by the AQHA Cook Team’s wagon outside of the Reliance Arena to pick up a hot breakfast before you compete. The wagon will begin serving at 6 a.m. and all exhibitors, visitors and staff are invited to eat.

  2. Explore the historic and scenic Lazy E Arena. At the Lazy E Arena, visitors are in the heart of the Lazy E Ranch, surrounded by green rolling hills and streams. Classes are placed next to the reservoir onsite to create an authentic ranch experience, synonymous to where ranch horses are bred, trained and worked. The Lazy E is also home to famous events such as the Cinch Timed Event Championship of the World and the National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals. Famous equine athletes call the Lazy E home such as Corona Cartel, PYC Paint Your Wagon and Marfa Lights. Exhibitors are invited to take a stud barn tour to see these stallions as well as take a look at the Lazy E Ranch Breeding operation.

  3. Wander into the surrounding community. Nestled between Edmond and Guthrie, there are a variety of activities to choose from in between your classes. Choose between dining at Gage’s Steakhouse located in a repurposed train station in the heart of Guthrie or explore the shops in downtown Edmond.

  4. Variety of classes. At the Zoetis VRH World, Zoetis RHC Finals, Level 1 Cattle and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show, exhibitors can compete in an array of classes from ranch riding and reining to cow horse and ranch trail. There’s a class and division for every ranching exhibitor to compete in. Check out the tentative schedule of classes by visiting www.aqha.com/versatility. Click Schedule and see when it’s your turn for a shot at a championship title.

  5. Participate in four different national events all under one roof. Exhibitors have the opportunity to compete in four different national and world finals all in the same facility. Zoetis VRH World, Zoetis RHC Finals, Level 1 Cattle and NRSHA championships competitors all compete at the Lazy E Arena and have the option to compete in more than one show June 18-23.

The entry deadline for the 2019 Zoetis VRH World, Zoetis RHC Finals, Level 1 Cattle Championships and NRSHA National Championship is May 10.

Qualifiers for the Zoetis VRH World and Zoetis RHC Finals will receive their entry packets in the mail. Exhibitors who are eligible to compete at the Level 1 Cattle can fill out an entry form online at www.aqha.com/cattle and click ENTER.

To become eligible for the 2019 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, Challenge-enrolled horses must have competed in at least one of the seven Ranching Heritage Challenges in 2018. For more information about the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.

This is the second year that the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance will have its national championship show in conjunction with the Zoetis VRH World. NRSHA classes are held concurrently with VRH classes. To learn more, go to www.ranchhorse.net. NRSHA exhibitors qualified for the NRSHA National Championship Show by competing in at least three alliance partner events between March 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Entries also are due May 10. For more information on qualifying for the 2020 National Championship Show, visit www.ranchhorse.net.

For information on the 2019 Zoetis VRH World, Zoetis RHC Finals, Level 1 Cattle and NRSHA championships, visit www.aqha.com/versatility.

About the Sponsor

Zoetis is a proud sponsor of the Zoetis VRH World, and the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges and Finals, Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis is committed to working with horse owners, veterinarians and equine professionals to help improve horse health and wellness. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets equine vaccines and medicines, including FLUVAC INNOVATOR® and WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®, the veterinarian’s and horse owner’s first choice for equine disease protection.1

1Data on file, MDI sales data for WEST NILE-INNOVATOR and FLUVAC INNOVATOR as of 12/31/15, Zoetis LLC.

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