Ranching Heritage-bred Winners

Two horses earn extra awards at Western Heritage Classic competitions.

Ranch Horse Journal

R A B Bodacious was the highest-placed Ranching Heritage-bred horse at the Western Heritage Classic Youth Ranch Horse Show. PHOTO: Courtesy Kim Lindsey

Two horses earned Ranching Heritage-bred awards at events held during the Western Heritage Classic at Abilene, Texas.

The Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage program recognizes the quality American Quarter Horse ranch horses being raised on working cattle ranches. These horses demonstrate the athletic ability, soundness and cow sense needed to not only work on a ranch, but also perform in the show ring and rodeo arena. Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders produce horses that are exclusively eligible to compete for more than $100,000 each year in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge events, as well as for other awards open only to Ranching Heritage Horses.

At the Western Heritage, the first award went to Ben McCartney and R A B Bodacious as the highest-placed Ranching Heritage-bred horse at the Western Heritage Classic Youth Ranch Horse Show.

The 7-year-old dun was bred by Todd McCartney of Throckmorton, Texas, and is by the Juans Little Peppy stallion Little Twistin Juan and out of the Brothers Sixs Last mare Gray Lady Six.

For their victory, they received a trophy marking the occasion, and Todd received both an owner and breeder check totaling $500.

SCR Crackin One Time won the RHAA Wrangler Class, and
also was the top Ranching Heritage-bred horse.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Singleton Ranches 

Singleton Ranches’ homebred SCR Crackin One Time was the second winner.

With Trey Mitchell aboard, the mare won the Wrangler class at the Ranch Horse Association of America National Finals.

While the RHAA Senior Class winner, Gray Hope Stik, is also Ranching Heritage-bred, SCR Crackin One Time won the tie-breaker for the award by defeating more horses in her respective class.

For the victory, she earned a commemorative trophy, and Singleton Ranches earned both the owner and breeder awards, totaling $500.

To find out if your horse is Ranching Heritage enrolled and eligible to compete for these rich purses, call competition coordinator Terrie Lovelady at 806-378-4341.

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