Ranching Heritage Challenge in Reno

Ranch horses battled for $10,500 in added money September 28 during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Nevada.

National Reined Cow Horse Association

For the first time, the National Reined Cow Horse Association paired up with AQHA to host a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge in conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. To be eligible for Ranching Heritage Challenge, horses must be bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder, and those ranch-raised horses had a shot at $10,500 in added money September 28 in Reno, Nevada. 

4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse ($2,500 added)
Royal Smart Fletch, a 2010 sorrel stallion by Royal Fletch and out of Little Smart Ginger by Smart Little Lena. Owned and bred by Kit and Charlie Moncrief of Aledo, Texas. Shown by Boyd Rice of Spearman, Texas. Watch their run, brought to you by NRCHA Video. 

5-and-Up Working Ranch Horse ($2,500 added)
This Cats King, a 2009 palomino gelding by WR This Cats Smart and out of Masterpiece Spark by Shining Spark. Owned and bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock of Douglas, Wyoming. Shown by Matt Koch of Douglas. Watch their run, brought to you by NRCHA Video.

Amateur Working Ranch Horse ($2,000 added)
Seven S Crazy Horse, a 2009 brown gelding by Hickorys Indian Pep and out of Seven S Babe by Seven S Zanaday. Owned, shown and bred by Terry Stuart Forst of Waurika, Oklahoma.

Amateur Ranch Horse Boxing ($1,000 added)
Boxo Heavens Blue, a 2008 red roan gelding by SNW Heavens King and out of Snippy Blue Card by Masie's Blue. Owned, shown and bred by Jecca Ostrander of Gordon, Nebraska.

Open Ranch Horse Pleasure ($1,000 added)
Nic It Starlight, a 2009 brown gelding by Nic It In The Bud and out of Okie Starbella by Grays Starlight. Bred by Cowan Select Horses of Havre, Montana. Owned by Dr. Barbara Truex of Tucson, Arizona. Shown by AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Barkemeyer of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Amateur Ranch Horse Pleasure ($1,000 added)
Boxo Heavens Blue. Owned and shown by Jecca Ostrander.

Level 1 (Novice) Amateur Ranch Horse Pleasure ($500 added)
Boxo Heavens Blue. Owned and shown by Jecca Ostrander.