Ranching Heritage Breeders

Ranching Heritage Breeders are those that breed and raise the ranch-type horse, which remains at the core of the American Quarter Horse Association and epitomizes the breed’s versatility.

Apply now to become part of the Ranching Heritage Breeders.

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder Qualifications

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

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

  • The ranch must be a member of the American Quarter Horse Association
  • Ranch remudas must consist of registered American Quarter Horses
  • The ranch must own a minimum of five AQHA-registered mares used to produce ranch horses
  • The ranch must maintain a remuda for the specific purpose of operating a working cattle ranch
  • The ranch must have received, at minimum, 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 status as a Ranching Heritage Breeder

 

Looking for a Zoetis Ranching Heritage Breeder?

Here's the list of current Zoetis Ranching Heritage Breeders. Please note this list is updated quarterly. To find out if a ranch is a Ranching Heritage Breeder, please contact AQHA.

About the Sponsor
Zoetis is a proud sponsor of the Ranching Heritage Breeder Program. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis is committed to working with horse owners, veterinarians and equine professionals to help improve horse health and wellness, every day. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets equine wellness solutions, including FLUVAC INNOVATOR® and WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®, the veterinarian’s and horse owner’s first choice for equine disease protection.11Data on file, MDI sales data for WEST NILE-INNOVATOR and FLUVAC INNOVATOR as of 12/31/16, Zoetis Inc.

Ranching Heritage Breeders, enroll your horses in the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge program.