KT Cattle Inc. Named Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year

KT Cattle Inc. Named Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year

KT Cattle Inc. of Amado, Arizona, is recognized as a leader in the ranching business.

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KT Cattle Inc., based in Amado, Arizona, is recognized as the 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year. The ranch has been owned and operated for over 25 years by Kyle and Amy Best and their family who represent six generations of ranching experience and history.

“Raising Diamonds In the Rocks” is their motto. The family believes in raising horses as their forefathers did, using them primarily for ranch work over the terrain of Arizona. KT Cattle Inc. also understands that a solid foundation is essential for the success of the horses they sell. Starting at birth, their mares help train the foals to navigate the mountainous trails making the horses they raise exceptionally nimble and sure-footed.

“KT Cattle works to produce quality horses the traditional way,” said Karen McCuistion, AQHA senior director of member programs. “They are a close family that believes in preserving the values of ranching, and we appreciate their contributions to AQHA ranching by raising top-quality working ranch horses.”

KT Cattle Inc. is an active supporter of AQHA programs, including the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.

The 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year award will be formally presented during the AQHA Breeder Banquet, slated to be hosted during the 2024 AQHA Convention March 15-18 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

This award is open only to AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders who exemplify the ranching lifestyle. Ranching Heritage Breeders are working cattle ranches that produce five or more registered American Quarter Horses each year for ranch work. Nominees for the award are chosen by their peers, with final voting done by the AQHA Ranching Committee.

To learn more about the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.

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