Ranching Heritage Challenges

Join AQHA in Rapid City, South Dakota, for the next Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge on June 24.

American Quarter Horse Association

The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association presents the next 2017 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge June 24 in Rapid City.

The next 2017 Zoetis American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Challenge is slated for June 24 in Rapid City, South Dakota, at the Central States Fairgrounds. The event is also the first Ranching Heritage Challenge to offer barrel racing and team roping.

The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association presents the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the Central States Fairgrounds June 24 with $15,000 in added money, plus jackpot and other prizes.

Coverage of the event will be provided by the Ranch Horse Journal at www.aqha.com/ranching.

Entries are due June 14.  

“The Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and -raised,” said Kim Lindsey, AQHA director of ranching. “Not only do the Challenges showcase ranch-raised horses, they also offer competitors significant purses and prizes.”

Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and enrolled in the program. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for at least 10 years and whose horses are primarily bred to work on a cattle ranch.

Anyone can own and show these eligible and enrolled horses in the Challenges.

The Challenges offer multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse, ranch riding, team roping and barrel racing. 

AQHA appreciates the generous support of Zoetis, Ford, John Deere, Nutrena and the Ranch Horse Journal for supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

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

Zoetis, an AQHA corporate partner, is the proud title sponsor of the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. 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 of AQHA, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Learn more about the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee

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