Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

The Dream Senorita recognized for Stock Horse of Texas success.

Ranch Horse Journal

The Dream Senorita and Emily Woodard. PHOTO: Courtesy Stock Horse of Texas

The palomino mare The Dream Senorita was honored as the leading Ranching Heritage-bred horse in Stock Horse of Texas competition at the association’s year-end banquet on March 3.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program spotlights the quality horses produced by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These horses showcase the qualities of a good working ranch horse and can succeed in many venues.

They are also exclusively eligible to compete in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. Owners can check a horse’s Ranching Heritage eligibility by calling competition coordinator Terrie Lovelady at 806-378-4341. For full details on the program, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.

This year, AQHA began recognizing top Ranching Heritage-bred horses competing at various major competitions. The horse owner receives $250 and a specially created ranch horse trophy, and the breeder also will receive $250. One of these recognitions come to the top Ranching Heritage-bred horse in the Stock Horse of Texas rankings.


Emily Woodard accepts her Stock Horse of Texas
She is pictured with AQHA Professional
Ben Baldus, who started the mare
early in her career.

PHOTO: Courtesy of SHTX

The Dream Senorita is owned and competed by Emily Woodard of Hawley, Texas. In 2017, the team were the Stock Horse of Texas year-end Limited Non Pro all-around champion, Collegiate Limited Non Pro champion, and won the year-end in stock horse pleasure, reining and stock horse trail.

They were also the 2016 SHTX world champions in Limited Non Pro. Emily is a college student at Tarleton University and is studying criminal justice, and is a member of the Tarleton Stock Horse Team.

The Dream Senorita is a 12-year-old daughter of Magnum Chic Dream and out of the Genuine As Diamonds mare The Genuine Senorita. She was bred by Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda winner W.T. Waggoner Estate of Vernon, Texas. The mare last year was a finalist in amateur ranch riding at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, and has earnings in National Reining Horse Association, SHTX and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge competition.

Stock Horse of Texas has since 1997 worked to promote and support the concept of the versatile stock horse. The association promotes an educational atmosphere where exhibitors can compete in reining, pleasure, trail and working cow horse. Open to riders of all levels and experience, SHTX promotes an all-around stock horse that can handle a variety of situations with ease and athleticism, using natural movement and an attitude that reflects the ranch-type influence of an everyday stock horse.

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