AQHYA World Championship Show Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse

AQHYA World Championship Show Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse

CTR Sun N Cee is honored with the AQHYA World Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse Award.

Girl rides her horse to finish a pole bending run.

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The 2023 AQHYA World Championship Show was July 28 - August 6 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City and celebrated the talents of youth from around the world. Among them is world champion Biloxi Shultz of Abilene, Texas, who rode CTR Sun N Cee to win the Level 3 pole bending. While doing so, they also earned an additional award of Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse since the 2003 gelding is a Ranching Heritage-bred horse and placed higher than any other Ranching Heritage-bred horse at the show.

In addition to the prizes they earned for their class victories, Schultz received a $250 cash prize and a custom trophy for having the Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse.

CTR Sun N Cee was bred by Burnett Ranches of Fort Worth, Texas, and the ranch will also receive a $250 cash prize. CTR Sun N Cee is by Mr Sun O Lena and out of Cee Miss Sally Ride by Tanquery Gin

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Program highlights the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and -raised. Only horses produced by Ranching Heritage Breeders are eligible to participate in the program, but anyone can own and show these horses. Ranching Heritage Breeders are operations that have steadfastly maintained the ranching tradition by raising American Quarter Horses for use in working cattle.

In addition to top horse awards, AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses are eligible to compete in AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, which are offered across the country. Competing in these events, many of which have added money, make horses eligible to compete at the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals.

To find out more about the Ranching Heritage program, visit

About the AQHYA World
The AQHYA World Championship Show is the world’s largest single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate. The show includes Level 3, Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.

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