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AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

Join AQHA in Las Vegas October 25-27 for the next AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.

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The next 2019 American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Challenge is slated for October 25-27 in Las Vegas at the Horsemen’s Park. The WSVRHA Year End Championship will also host an AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse competition in conjunction with the Ranching Heritage Challenge.

The WSVRHA presents the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge as part of its championship event and includes jackpot payouts and other prizes.

Coverage of the event will be provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal at

“The Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and -raised,” said Kim Lindsey, AQHA director of ranching. “We appreciate Western States Versatility Ranch Horse Association hosting a Challenge to its exhibitors.”

Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and 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 into the program with no additional fees due.

Anyone can own and show these eligible and enrolled horses in the Challenges.

Competitors who show at a 2019 Challenge event will qualify to compete at the 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals.

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 team roping and barrel racing.

For more information on AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges or for upcoming events, visit

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