Inaugural International AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Inaugural International AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Join AQHA for the inaugural International Ranching Heritage Challenge and Member Experience On-site in Chihuahua, Mexico.

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The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the international expansion of the Ranching Heritage Challenge. AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses born and raised on a ranch. Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. Anyone who owns an eligible horse can compete in one of the multiple age and skill level divisions offered for both horse and rider. During this international expansion, classes will include team roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping. These will also be offered as AQHA-approved classes open to anyone who owns a registered American Quarter Horse.

This inaugural International Ranching Heritage Challenge is Sunday, October 15, during Expogan Chihuahua at Unión Ganadera Regional de Chihuahua.

In addition to the International Ranching Heritage Challenge, AQHA International will provide on-site member services October 12-15 during the Expogan Chihuahua to assist you with your AQHA business. The booth will be open 10:00 until 18 local time each day. Educational material will be available in Spanish at the booth.

Visit with an AQHA International staff member to:

  • Check the status of pending paperwork.

  • Transfer a horse, no matter how many owners, for only $40 USD per horse.*

  • Receive your registration certificate with expedited service if all registration requirements are met.

  • Receive a free copy of the new 2023 AQHA Rulebook – available while limited supplies last.

  • New or existing members who purchase a membership at the booth will receive a special discount.

  • Learn more about AQHA member programs.

  • Purchase AQHA merchandise.

  • Purchases at the booth can be paid with credit/debit card.

*AQHA member pricing

Our team would love to speak with you, so be sure to stop by to get your AQHA-related questions answered or just to say hola!

For more information regarding the event contact the AQHA International Department at

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