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In 2014, AQHA will host six Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge events. These will be entry-fee only events, and horses do not have to be nominated to compete. The Ranching Heritage Challenge is brought to you by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis. Other supporting sponsors include Bar -G Feedyards, Double J Saddlery, Professional's Choice and Western Horseman.  

Event Details

Ranching Heritage Challenge – Pueblo, Colorado

Presented by Western Horseman 

Date: August 28, 2014
Event: Colorado State Fair
Entry Fee: See entry form for details 
Stall Fee: $20-$25
Office Charge: $10
Added Money: $15,000 in added money courtesy of AQHA, Colorado State Fair, and Western Horseman. Other awards are brought to you by Double J Saddlery and Professional Choice

For more information and to download entry forms check out Colorado State Fair's website

Ranching Heritage Challenge – Houston, Texas

Journal coverage of the Ranching Heritage Challenge Houston 

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Houston

Ranching Heritage Challenge – Fort Worth, Texas

Journal coverage of the Ranching Heritage Challenge Fort Worth

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Working Ranch Horse Class Fort Worth

Results for the Ranching Heritage Challenge Ranch Pleasure Class Fort Worth

2014 Ranching Heritage Challenge Events

  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – Fort Worth, Texas: January 17, 2014
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Houston, Texas: March 23, 2014
  • Colorado State Fair – Pueblo, Colorado: August 28, 2014
  • Amarillo Tri State Fair – Amarillo, Texas: September 13, 2014
  • NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity - Reno, NV: September 27, 2014 
  • Northern International Livestock Exposition – Billings, Montana: October 17, 2014 

Does my horse have to be nominated to compete in the Ranching Heritage Challenge? 

No! For 2014, horses do not have to be nominated to the Ranching Heritage Challenge to compete. These shows are an entry-fee only event with the majority of the entry fee being paid back in the purse, along with $10,000 in added money from AQHA and valued sponsors.

How do I know if my horse is eligible?
Any 4-year-old horse (as of January 1, 2014) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the open or limited open in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2014.

Any 5-year-old or older horse (as of January 1, 2014) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the amateur class in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2014.

I bought a horse from a ranch, how can I find out if it was a Ranching Heritage Breeder?
You can find a complete list of approved Ranching Heritage Breeders online at www.aqha.com/ranching. Or you can call AQHA Customer Service at (806) 376-4811.