Top Ranching Heritage-Bred

A Red Bird is top Ranching Heritage-bred at Built Ford Tough Youth World.

A Red Bird is top Ranching Heritage-bred at Built Ford Tough Youth World.

A ranch-bred jumper was the highest-placing Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horse of the 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

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 to perform in any show ring or rodeo arena. Ranching Heritage Breeders produce horses that are exclusively eligible to compete for more than $100,000 each year in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, as well as for other awards open only to Ranching Heritage-bred horses.

The Four Sixes-bred mare A Red Bird was the reserve world champion in jumping with Samantha Taylor, and owner Bart Taylor will receive a commemorative trophy, as well as a check for $250. The Sixes will also receive $250 for being the horse’s breeder.

The Taylors hail from Sheridan, Wyoming, and Samantha was also world champion in the class with Chances R Wild, a grandson of Peppy San Badger.

A Red Bird is an 11-year-old daughter of Sixes Pick and out of the Thoroughbred mare Lanark Lady, a daughter of the Mr. Prospector stallion Rare Performer. Her full sister, Lanark Pick, has class placings at the 2016 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship Show.

The very talented A Red Bird is an eight-time finalist at AQHA world shows, and has earned more than $2,800 at the championship shows.

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

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