Ranching Heritage Challenges

Join AQHA on May 26 in Rapid City, South Dakota, for the next Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.

American Quarter Horse Association

The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association presents the next 2018 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge May 26 in Rapid City.

The next Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge is slated for May 26 in Rapid City, South Dakota, at the Central States Fairgrounds.

The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association presents the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge on May 26 at the Central States Fairgrounds, with $17,000 in added money, plus jackpot and other prizes. The RHC event will also offer barrel racing and team roping. Plus, there’s an AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse show held May 25-26.

Coverage of the event will be provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal.

Entries for both events are due May 16; read for more information.

“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 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and enrolled in the program. Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders that 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 age 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 AQHA’s Ranch Horse Journal for supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

Read for more information on Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges  and upcoming events.


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 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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