AQHA Announces new Ranching Heritage Breeders

AQHA Announces new Ranching Heritage Breeders

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

text size

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

  • Diamond Bar Quarter Horses of Parade, South Dakota

  • Spur Brand Horse Program of Juntura, Oregon

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 horses, which remain at the core of AQHA and epitomize 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 maintained for the specific purpose of operating a working cattle ranch.

  • 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 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.

Looking for a Ranching Heritage Breeder?

Here's the list of current AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. This list is updated quarterly. For more information about the RHB program, please contact AQHA.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit or tune into our Podcast, “Let's Talk AQHA.