AQHA Announces New Ranching Heritage Breeders

AQHA Announces New Ranching Heritage Breeders

The AQHA Executive Committee recently approved two new AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders.

gray mare and foal (Credit: Ameli Pinet-Dorie)

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Each quarter, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee approves applicants for the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program. The following list of ranches are now approved as AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders:

  • Eszlinger Ranch of Ashley, North Dakota

  • Spires Land & Cattle LP of Snyder, Texas

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder Qualifications

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders embody the longevity, integrity and honesty of the ranching tradition. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are those who breed and raise ranch-type horse, which remains at the core of AQHA and epitomizes the breed’s versatility.

To be recognized as a Ranching Heritage Breeder, breeders must meet the following criteria:

  • The ranch must be an AQHA member.

  • Ranch remudas must consist of registered American Quarter Horses.

  • The ranch must own at least five American Quarter Horse mares that are used to produce the remuda, and the ranch must breed and register at least five foals annually.

  • The ranch must have received at least an AQHA 10-year breeder award.

  • The ranch must maintain a remuda for the specific purpose of operating a working cattle ranch.

  • The ranch must apply to and be approved by the AQHA Ranching Committee and AQHA Executive Committee.

  • The ranch must pay a $25 annual fee to maintain its status as a Ranching Heritage Breeder.

View the current list of Ranching Heritage Breeders.  

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