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Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

Landon Hutchinson wins Ranching Heritage award at National Little Britches Rodeo National Finals Rodeo.

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Landon Hutchinson of Harwood, Missouri, rode Macs Blue Max to a sixth-place finish in the senior boy tie-down roping at the National Little Britches National Finals Rodeo, held July 2-7 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and earned a AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred award with the horse.

The award is given to the top-placing Ranching Heritage-bred horse, with the tie-breaker going to the horse that defeats the most other 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. 
Macs Blue Max is a 2008 gray gelding bred by Richard and Sherileen Spader of Rosendale, Missouri, and is by Blue Max Hancock and out of the Tee J Johnny Finger mare Tee J Misty Babe. 

The National Little Britches Rodeo Association, which was founded in 1952, is a youth rodeo organization for kids ages 5 to18. NLBRA’s principal goal is to develop within its members and their families a spirit of fair competition and appreciation of good sportsmanship throughout the experience of healthy rodeo competition.

The Association annually sanctions more than 500 youth rodeos in 33 states, which provides more opportunities for NLBRA members to earn points and qualify for the association’s National Finals Rodeo. More than 2,600 kids from 33 states compete in NLBRA rodeos each year. 

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