Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

Team roping and barrel racing added to Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges in 2017.

American Quarter Horse Association

Visit www.aqha.com/ranching to learn more about the AQHA Ranching Heritage program.

Team roping and barrel racing opportunities have been added to the 2017 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.

At the six 2017 Challenges, which also offer working ranch horse, boxing and ranch riding classes, more than $90,000 in added money will be up for grabs. That’s at least $15,000 in added money for each event.

The 2017 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges are scheduled for:

  • January 12 – Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas
  • June – Black Hills Ranching Heritage Challenge in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • August – Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado
  • September – Tri-State Fair in Amarillo
  • October­ – National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas
  • October – Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings, Montana

Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of ranch-bred American Quarter Horses. Only horses bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders can compete in the Challenges.

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

In addition to the regular classes, Ranching Heritage Challenges can also offer an opportunity for Ranching Heritage-bred horses to compete in team roping and barrel racing for purses open only to them.

For one time only, all late fees on nomination payments for the Ranching Heritage Challenges will be waived if those nomination payments are received by December 31, 2016. All Ranching Heritage-bred horses born in 2010 or before are eligible to compete in events on an entry-fee basis.

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

AQHA appreciates the generous support of Zoetis, Ford, Professional’s Choice and theRanch Horse Journal for supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

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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