Hick Of A Rey Top RHB at YWS

Hick Of A Rey Top RHB at YWS

World champion earns another award at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

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The 8-year-old mare Hick Of A Rey was the top Ranching Heritage-Bred horse at this year’s Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The award was given to the highest-placed Ranching Heritage-Bred horse at the show. Hick Of A Rey is owned and ridden by Taylor Dyke of Whitesboro, Texas. The pair was world champions in team penning and 11th in ranch sorting.

To commemorate their win, Taylor was awarded a custom-leather three-ring binder.

Hick Of A Rey was bred by Dan Churchill of Moline, Illinois, a 40-year breeder who operates Circle C Ranch Co. in Wayne, Oklahoma. The mare is by Dual Rey and out of the Doc’s Hickory mare Hickorys Badgerina.

She herself has National Cutting Horse Association earnings of $3,964; last year, she was fifth in team penning at the Youth World Show and sixth in the year-end high-point race, and has earned her Performance Register of Merit. Hick Of A Rey is a sibling to Hick Of A Mate ($153,274) and Badgerina In Levis ($79,119).

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are those who breed and raise the ranch-type horse, which remains at the core of the American Quarter Horse Association and epitomizes the breed’s versatility. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders should embody the longevity, integrity and honesty of the ranching tradition

Ranching Heritage-Bred horses are raised for use in working cattle. They have a unique opportunity to participate in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, which highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and -raised. This year, there is more than $90,000 in money and prizes being awarded at six Ranching Heritage Challenges around the country.

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