Northern International Livestock Exposition Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Join AQHA on October 17 for the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge in Billings, Montana.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Do not forget to get your entries in for the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the NILE.

An upcoming Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge is slated for October 17 at the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) in Billings, Montana.

NILE presents the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the Rimrock Auto Arena. On October 16, exhibitors also have the opportunity to enter the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder barrel race side-pot, $1,000 added, at the Running the Rims.

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

Entries are due October 10 for the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.

“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. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders who 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 enrolled horses in the Challenges.

The Challenges offer multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse and ranch riding; some Challenge events also offer team roping and barrel racing.

AQHA appreciates the generous sponsorship of Zoetis, Ford, John Deere, Nutrena and AQHA’s Ranch Horse Journal in supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

For more information on Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges or for upcoming events, visit

Zoetis is a proud sponsor of the Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder program and the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis is committed to working with horse owners, veterinarians and equine professionals to help improve horse health and wellness. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets equine vaccines and medicines, including FLUVAC INNOVATOR® and WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®, the veterinarian’s and horse owner’s first choice for equine disease protection.1

1Data on file, MDI sales data for WEST NILE-INNOVATOR and FLUVAC INNOVATOR as of 12/31/15, Zoetis LLC.

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