Last-Minute Reminders

Last-Minute Reminders

Last-minute reminders for the Zoetis VRH World, Zoetis RHC Finals, Level 1 Cattle and NRSHA National Championships!

2018 VRH champions (Credit: Ranch Horse Journal)

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The most prestigious ranch horse shows of the year are almost here! The Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Level 1 Cattle Championships and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships begin June 18.

Before you head to the Lazy E, please make note of the following:

  • Set a reminder to attend the exhibitor meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 17, on the Reliance Arena Patio, where pizza, sponsored by Andreini & Company and Lazy E Ranch Stallions, will be served to welcome all competitors.

  • Sign-up for text-message alerts. Simply text AQHA to 806-576-0913 for show updates sent straight to your phone throughout the event.

  • Enjoy a great breakfast! The AQHA Cook Team will be serving breakfast at 6 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Pack your paperwork. To get onto the show grounds, you’ll need Coggins/EIA, health papers and a copy of your horse’s registration certificate. As a requirement of the Lazy E Arena, all horses competing will also need a completed AQHA Horse Health Check-In form to be allowed into the facility. For more details, visit the resources page at

  • Review the working orders. Working orders for all four shows are posted. Patterns are posted online and can be found in the show office at noon on Monday, June 17.

  • Check the stalling chart and stall assignments. Move-in starts at noon on Sunday, June 16. Pre-order shavings or check on your RV spot by calling 405-282-3004.

  • Need onsite veterinary care or farrier services for your horse? Contact Equine Sports Medicine, the official show veterinarian, at 940-465-4466. Kris Hair, the official show farrier, can be reached at 903-487-6440.

  • Check the tentative show and exercise schedules.

  • Reserve your golf cart from Metro Golf Cars. Order your cart in advance for a Pre-Show Discount. Reserve your golf cart from Metro Golf Cars by calling 1-800-772-6507 and ask for Johnny, or email

  • Earn money for your Ranching Heritage-bred horse. The owner of the overall highest-placing AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horse in the VRH World and NRSHA National Show, regardless of division, will receive $250 and a trophy. The breeder of that horse will also receive $250. Additionally, RHB Top-Horse Awards will be presented to the overall top horse in the Level 1 amateur and youth divisions. Learn more here.

  • Stop by the American Quarter Horse Store to purchase your commemorative jacket and buckle.

  • Say hello to the National Ranch and Stock Horse Association! Five of the organizations that are part of NRSHA will have a booth in the trade show, so stop by and meet them.

  • Attend the non-denominational church service conducted by Horsemen’s International Ministry on the Reliance Arena Patio at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.

  • The VRH and NRSHA All-Around Awards presentations and exhibitor party, will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, in the Lazy E Cantina.

Your main source for information is the Zoetis VRH World webpage – please continue to check for updates and other information.

AQHA and NRSHA are excited for you to be a part of this tremendous ranch horse show! Safe travels and see you in Guthrie.