Enroll Your Ranch Horse Now

Late fees have been waived for AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses that are eligible to compete in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge events.

American Quarter Horse Association

Ranching Heritage Breeders are AQHA members who represent longevity, honesty and integrity in raising quality American Quarter Horses, while upholding the ranching heritage.

If you’ve got an AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred American Quarter Horse, but it is not yet enrolled in the Ranching Heritage Challenge program, you can still enroll your horse and not be liable for late fees.

“The AQHA Executive Committee recently waived the Ranching Heritage Challenge enrollment late fees for 2017,” said Kim Lindsey, AQHA director of ranching. “By waiving the late fee, owners of Ranching Heritage-bred American Quarter Horses have the opportunity to enroll their eligible horses without penalty. We encourage everyone who has an eligible horse to enroll for the opportunity to compete at our Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges for the chance to win top honors, cash and other great prizes and increase the value of their horse.”

The Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge event schedule, enrollment form and fee schedule can be found at www.aqha.com/ranchingheritagechallenge.

AQHA established the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program in 2011 to help showcase ranch horses and help ranchers and breeders expand their markets through events like the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.

Horses bred by Ranching Heritage Breeders are eligible to be enrolled in the Ranching Heritage program, which makes the horses eligible for the Challenge events. Horses bred by Ranching Heritage Breeders which were born in 2010 and earlier are automatically grandfathered into the Ranching Heritage Challenge program.

Once an eligible horse is fully enrolled, anyone can own or show the horse at the Ranching Heritage Challenges – the horse must simply have been bred by an eligible breeder.

There are five Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenges remaining in 2017, offering more than $75,000 in added money and the chance to compete at the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, slated for June 2018 in conjunction with the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Ranching Heritage Challenges are sponsored by Zoetis along with Ford, John Deere, Nutrena and the Ranch Horse Journal

Visit www.aqha.com/ranchingheritage to learn more about the Ranching Heritage Breeder program and to download the applications and nomination forms for the horses.

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