2016 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

The dates are set for the 2016 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The 2016 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges are scheduled to take place during the following events:

  • January 14 and 16 – Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth, Texas
  • June 11 – Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • September 1 – Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado
  • September 17 – Tri-State Fair, Amarillo
  • September 24 – NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Reno, Nevada
  • October 19 – Northern International Livestock Exposition, Billings, Montana

Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and –raised. During these competitions, classes are limited to riders on horses bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders – breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for at least 10 years and whose horses are primarily bred to work cattle on a cow-calf ranch.

“These events are a great avenue for people who enjoy ranch horse-type competition,” said Charlie Hemphill, AQHA director of shows and new events. “The challenges offer significant purses and prizes, and help showcase the ranch-raised horses from AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders.”

The Ranching Heritage Challenge consists of three classes: working ranch horse, boxing and ranch riding. The classes are offered to different levels of riders and ages of horses. Purses are generated from a nomination payment, along with sustaining payments made by the new owners of the horses.

AQHA appreciates the generous support of Zoetis, Bar G Feedyards, Western Horseman and Professional’s Choice for supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

For more information on Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.

Zoetis is the proud title sponsor of the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis cares about the well-being of your horse and understands the serious consequences of disease. In addition to being the official equine and cattle vaccine, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Learn more about the Equine Immunization Guarantee.

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