Versatility Ranch Horse and Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships Entry Deadlines Approaching

Don’t miss the entry deadlines for the 2015 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Entry deadlines for the 2015 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships are approaching soon. (Journal photo)

The entry deadlines are approaching for the 2015 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships, which are March 17-20 in Houston as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This year's event is referred to as the 2015 Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS worlds because the qualifying period was January 1 - December 31, 2015.

The Zoetis VRH World entries are due to AQHA no later than February 15. The John Deere CMS World entries are due in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association office no later than February 12.

Keep watching for more information about the John Deere CMS World entry forms located on the CMSA website. Questions should be directed to CMSA at 888-960-0003.

If you have questions regarding VRH entries, please contact AQHA’s Kim George at 806-378-4338 or

At the John Deere CMS World, the following classes will be offered:

  • Youth
  • Select
  • Amateur
  • Open
  • Rifle (Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association-approved, not AQHA-approved)

New at the Zoetis VRH World this year, competitors will vie to win championship titles in each of the following classes: 

  • Youth ranch trail, amateur ranch trail, open ranch trail, cowboy ranch trail
  • Youth ranch riding, amateur ranch riding, open ranch riding, cowboy ranch riding
  • Youth ranch cow work, amateur ranch cow work, limited amateur ranch boxing, open ranch cow work, cowboy ranch cow work
  • Youth ranch cutting, amateur ranch cutting, open ranch cutting, cowboy ranch cutting
  • Youth ranch conformation, amateur ranch conformation, open ranch conformation, cowboy ranch conformation

World championship titles will be awarded to the all-around winners in each division: youth, amateur, limited amateur, open and cowboy. To be eligible, exhibitors must compete in at least one cattle class (ranch cow work/boxing or ranch cutting), as well as conformation, plus at least one of the additional classes (ranch riding, ranch trail or ranch reining).

“This year’s Zoetis VRH World will be especially exciting as we see exhibitors qualify in individual classes and compete to win a wider array of championship honors,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer.

Stay up to date on all of the happenings at the Zoetis VRH World and John Deere CMS World at There, you’ll find extensive online coverage, brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal. Follow @AQHAJournal on Twitter for updates as the show progresses.

For a tentative schedule and more information on the Zoetis VRH World and John Deere CMS World, visit

Zoetis is the proud sponsor of the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship. 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.

The proud sponsor of the John Deere CMS World, John Deere offers AQHA members exclusive discounts of up to 28 percent on select John Deere tractors, utility vehicles, mowers, commercial worksite equipment, implements and more. Learn about the ways to save on John Deere equipment.

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