77th Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show

View photos from the 2015 Sonoita Quarter Horse Show, which kicked off with Versatility Ranch Horse classes June 11 in Arizona.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Buckles were awarded to all-around champions at the 77th Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show. (Credit: Red Bluff Buckles)

Rain or shine, for the past 77 years the Sonoita Quarter Horse Show has been a mainstay for Arizona Quarter Horse exhibitors. In 2015, the show ran June 11-14 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. 

The event kicked off with Versatility Ranch Horse classes, where amateur, Level 1 amateur, youth and open competitors vied in ranch riding, ranch trail, ranch cutting, working ranch horse and ranch conformation classes under AQHA judge David Avery, who also judged Friday's single-judge show. The split/combined show Saturday through Sunday was judged by Tom McBeath and Allen Walton. 

Great prizes were up for grabs, including circuit awards, all-around buckles, fly sheets for the high-point rope horse and high-point working cow horse, as well as a custom-made leather-and-maple rocking chair donated by Top Stitch Embroidery for the high-point show title. 

Lori Garrett riding Nic It Starlight in Ranch Riding.

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Maine Castro! Congratulations on your first American Quarter Horse Show!

Posted by Sonoita Quarter Horse Show on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kaci Rodriguez riding Skys Blue Eyes!

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Janet Sproles showing in Sonoita again after a 50 year absence! Welcome back!

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Maryleta Ganoung riding Pepsa Rooster in the Ranch Riding Class.

Posted by Sonoita Quarter Horse Show on Sunday, June 14, 2015