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Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

Chisums Pride wins an extra award at the High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association event.

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Chisums Pride, a palomino 3-year-old gelding owned by Keith Birkenfeld, was the top Ranching Heritage-bred horse at the High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Futurity on June 8 in Amarillo, Texas. 

Ridden by Ryan Birkenfeld, the horse earned a special award in the form of a custom ranch horse trophy for the placing.

He was bred by Curtis Carl Chisum of Dalhart, Texas. 

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

The horse finished second in the futurity, and for that earned $3,000, as well as a Rodeo King Straw Hat and Happy Tails Bag. 

Chisums Pride is by Twice As Shinning and out of the Sons CD mare Miss CD Three. 

The HPRBA Futurity happens in conjunction with the association’s annual sale. Among the members in the group are eight Ranching Heritage Breeders: Chisum Ranch, Durrett Cattle, H Ranch, Michael Ranch, Scivally Ranch, Silver Spur Ranches, Summers Cattle, Zieman Ranch. 

The futurity is open to horses who have gone through the sale. For more information, visit

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