Ranching Heritage-Bred Winners

Ranching Heritage-Bred Winners

Two horses earned extra awards at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show.

Moonshineandtwoadvil and Shawn Hays

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Two top contenders earned additional awards at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, held November 7-23 in Oklahoma City, simply because they were bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage breeders.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program highlights ranches that are certified as AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These working cattle ranches produce quality horses needed for their work on the ranch. 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 awards are given to the top-placing Ranching Heritage-bred horse in each division, with the tie-breaker going to the horse that defeats the most horses. Anyone can show these horses, which are eligible for special events such as AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.  

The open division winner was Moonshineandtwoadvil, while the amateur winner was Trackapepto. 

Both horses’ owners received $250 and a specially designed ranch horse trophy. The horses’ breeders will also receive a $250 check. 

World champion Moonshineandtwoadvil captured the junior working cow horse world championship for owner Angela Massey of Louisville, Tennessee, and exhibitor Shawn Hays of Nocona, Texas. 

Moonshineandtwoadvil, who was bred by Wichita Ranch of Brenham, Texas, is a 2014 bay gelding by Metallic Cat and out of the Shorty Lena mare Little Short Stuff. He is a half-sibling to WR Stuffin (by Cattin, NCHA $101,689), Redwhiteandmecomblue (by Mecom Blue, NCHA $34,565) and La Reina Laredo (by Laredo Roan, NCHA $44,927).

Moonshineandtwoadvil has to date earned more than $74,000 in National Reined Cow Horse Association competition. 

Amateur winner Trackapepto carried exhibitor Katie Lesh to a reserve world champion title in amateur ranch sorting.

Owned by Stillwater, Oklahoma-based Jordan Lesh, Trackapepto was bred by Cowan Select Horses LLC of Havre, Montana, and is a 10-year-old gelding by Peptoboonsmal and out of the DJ Tracker mare Love Tracker. 

Before his career as a ranch sorter, Trackapepto earned more than $45,000 in National Cutting Horse Association competition. 

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