Ranching Heritage Top Horses

Ranching Heritage Top Horses

Four horses earned extra honors at the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).

Lil Trash Talk won the 2021 senior ranch riding

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Four horses earned special awards as they joined the largest group of exhibitors and horses ever at the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; and Nutrena Level 1 Championships at OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City October 28-November 20.

Those four horses are AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses, and in addition to the awards they won at this prestigious event, they earned special awards as the Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse in their division. This recognition comes with a specially designed trophy and a $250 cash prize to both the owner and the breeder.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program highlights ranches that are certified as AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These working cattle ranches produce quality horses needed to 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.

This year, these four horses earned Top Ranching Heritage-Bred awards:

Select Amateur: Big Smokin Time, 2015 buckskin stallion, Dual Spark-Big Smokin Wonder by Big As I Am; bred by Sid Miller of Stephenville, Texas; owned and exhibited by Bryan Delius of Seymour, Tennessee.

Level 1 Amateur: Sophisticateddiamond, 2018 gray mare, Cat And Cash-Cats Dashin Diamond by Special Gun; bred by Pitchfork Cattle Operations LLC of Guthrie, Texas; owned and exhibited by Harva Leigh Lambert of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Amateur: Smarty Lil Jenny, 2011 sorrel mare, WR This Cats Smart-Jenny Montana by Doc's Hickory; bred by Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming; owned by Chance Pierce and exhibited by Jeremy Pierce of Harlowton, Montana.

Open: Lil Trash Talk, 2015 sorrel gelding, Gunnatrashya-Dainty Little Step by Wimpys Little Step; bred by W.T. Waggoner Estate of Vernon, Texas; owned by Susan M. Van Cleve of Fredericksburg, Texas; and exhibited by Bud Lyon. 

To find out more about the Ranching Heritage program, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.

About the Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World
The 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The combined show also hosts the Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships. The shows are being hosted in accordance with local, state and federal mandates. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/world show.

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946 and celebrating its 75th Anniversary, Farnam Companies Inc. has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®. 

Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena® feed product. Nutrena is a proud supporter of AQHA programs including the Nutrena Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.

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