Top Ranching Heritage Breds

These two horses earned extra awards at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show.

Weavers Playgun, heading, was a world champion and the top open Ranching Heritage-bred horse. PHOTO: AQHA Media

The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show showcases the best of the best every November in Oklahoma City, as nearly 100 horses are awarded world champion titles. Among them, two horses were recognized as the top-performing Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses at the show.

In the open division, Weavers Playgem was the top Ranching Heritage-bred.

The 9-year-old mare is owned by Brazilian Lincoln Figueiredo, and shown to a world champion title in senior heading by Dustin Rogers of Pueblo, Colorado.

She was bred by Stan and Nancy Weaver of Big Sandy, Montana. Stan is the First Vice President of AQHA.

Weavers Playgem is by the stallion Gems And Starlight and out of the Playgun mare Budhas Playgun. She was also the amateur heeling world champion in 2016.

The amateur Ranching Heritage-bred winner was Guns A Flippin.

Guns A Flippin is owned and was ridden by Samantha Smith of Royse City, Texas, to a reserve world champion title in amateur ranch sorting.

The 12-year-old gray gelding is by Playgun and out of the Colonel Flip mare Flips Lil Angel. He was bred by the most recent Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda winner, Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming.

The horse was also amateur team penning world champion at last year’s World Show.

Both horses earn a check worth $250 and a trophy for their owners, and an additional $250 check for their breeders.

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