The American Quarter Horse JournalMay 2, 2012
Heralded as the great American western horse showdown, Battle in the Saddle, July 3-8 in Oklahoma City, is sure to not disappoint. The 2012 event will feature versatility ranch horse competition, cutting, roping, cowboy mounted shooting, barrel racing, working cow horse, ranch pleasure, ranch sorting and a ranch remuda challenge.
Battle in the Saddle will also play host to the 2012 Merial Ranch Sorting National Championships National Finals. AQHA welcomed the Ranch Sorting National Championships as its new alliance partner. RSNC members who compete on American Quarter Horses have the chance to earn points and qualify for both an AQHA world championship show and the RSNC National Finals during the same class.
Battle in the Saddle is owned by Oklahoma State Fair and managed by the American Quarter Horse Association. All breeds are welcome, but American Quarter Horses competing will receive AQHA points.
Last year’s Battle in the Saddle featured more than $130,000 in added money and an estimated $300,000 in purses. This year’s event will once again be featured on RFD-TV.
Be sure get the latest updates on www.battleinthesaddle.com and the Battle in the Saddle Facebook page.
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