Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

Sid Miller rides a homebred to an extra Ranching Heritage win at the Adequan® Select World.

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Sid Miller rode his homebred mare Big Powdie Bars to a reserve world championship finish in tie-down roping at the Adequan® Select AQHA World Championship Show in August, and earned a special award as the top Ranching Heritage-bred horse at the event. 

The award is given to the top-placing Ranching Heritage-bred horse, with the tie-breaker going to the horse that defeats the most horses. 

Ranching Heritage-bred horses are horses bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. Anyone can show these horses, which are eligible for special events such as AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.  

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder program spotlights the quality horses produced by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. The program is designed to showcase the qualities of a working ranch horse by recognizing the top Ranching Heritage-bred horses competing at major events.

Sid, who is based in Stephenville, Texas, is an eighth-generation Texas farmer and rancher, and is a Ranching Heritage Breeder. He also serves as the commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

He bred and raised Big Powdie Bars, who was foaled in 2010. The linebred mare is by Big Classic Wonder and out of the Big As I Am mare Good As I Am. The pair have multiple top-10 finishes in Select World roping classes. 

The pair earned a special trophy to recognize the achievement, and Sid also received a total of $500 for being both the exhibitor and the breeder of the horse.

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