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AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

Join AQHA in Pueblo, Colorado, for the next AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge on August 28-29.

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The next 2019 American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Challenge is slated for August 28-29 in Pueblo, Colorado, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

The Colorado State Fair presents the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the Colorado State Fairgrounds August 28-29 with $17,000 in added money, plus jackpot and other prizes.

Coverage of the event will be provided by the Ranch Horse Journal at

The pre-entry deadline is August 12.  

“These Challenges offer significant purses to these quality ranch horses being produced by Ranching Heritage Breeders,” said Kim Lindsey, AQHA director of ranching. “These horses are ranch-raised and demonstrate the great versatility of the American Quarter Horse.”

Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and enrolled in the program. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for at least 10 years and whose horses are primarily bred to work on a cattle ranch. Horses foaled in 2010 and earlier are automatically enrolled into the program with no additional fees due.

Anyone can own and show these eligible and enrolled horses in the Challenges.

Competitors who show at a 2019 Challenge event will qualify to compete at the 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals.

The Challenges offer multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse and ranch riding; some Challenge events also offer team roping and barrel racing.

AQHA appreciates the generous sponsorship of John Deere, Nutrena, Weaver Leather and the Ranch Horse Journal in supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

For more information on AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges or for upcoming events, visit

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