Watch the Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS AQHA World Championships

The Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships kicked off March 17 in Houston and can be viewed via live webcast.

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The Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS world shows can be viewed via live webcast at www.rodeohouston.com. (Journal photo)

The 2015 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships kicked off the first day of competition March 17 in Houston. Classes began at 8 a.m. in the Reliant Arena, with ranch conformation, followed by ranch reining.

This year’s event runs March 17-20 in Houston as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The event is referred to as the 2015 Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS world championships because the qualifying period was January 1 - December 31, 2015.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is providing a free live webcast of the shows at this year’s event. Watch all the action on HLSR Live Stream 2.

“We want to congratulate all the exhibitors competing at this year’s Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS World Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer.  “These exhibitors and American Quarter Horses worked hard all year long to qualify for the honor to compete at this year’s event, and we wish everyone the best of luck.”

View the tentative schedule of events at www.aqha.com/versatility.

The Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS worlds are events for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors from around the world, who must qualify by earning a predetermined number of points to compete. More than 550 entries from 27 states, as well as three Canadian provinces, are competing for six world championships and a purse of $82,000 in cash and awards at this year’s event.

Exhibitors that qualified for these shows can order their qualifier plaques and share the digital qualifier badges on social media. Visit Competitor Resources for more information.

Stay up to date on all the happenings at the Zoetis VRH and John Deere CMS world championships with online coverage provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal and Ranch Horse Journal at www.aqha.com/versatility and follow @AQHAJournal on Twitter for updates as the shows progress.

Zoetis is the proud sponsor of the Zoetis VRH World. 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 off of select John Deere tractors, utility vehicles, mowers, commercial worksite equipment, implements and more. Click for more information on ways to save.

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