In 2013, AQHA will host five Ranching Heritage Challenge events. These will be entry-fee only events, and horses do not have to be nominated to compete.
Ranching Heritage Challenge – Pueblo, Colorado
Date: August 28 – 29, 2013
Event: Colorado State Fair
Location: Horse Show Arena
Entry Fee: $250 (does not include office or cattle charges)
Stall Fee: $25 for stone, $20 for wood stalls
Added Money: $13,200 in added money courtesy of AQHA, Colorado State Fair, and T-Cross Ranch.
Download entry forms at coloradostatefair.com, or call Colorado State Fair at (719) 404-2025. Deadline for entries is August 12, 2013. Late entries will be received by August 20, 2013
Date: Challenge begins the afternoon of January 18, 2013
Event: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Location: Justin Arena – Fort Worth, Texas
Entry Fee: $250 (does not includes office and cattle charges)
Stall Fee: $50 for the entire event
Added Money: $18,000! With $10,000 split between the open and non-pro, $3,500 for the cowboy class, $3,500 added to the limited open class and an additional $1,000 added to the amateur, courtesy of Bar G Feedyard.
Other Prizes: custom- made buckles sponsored by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and AQHA
Results for the Fort Worth Ranching Heritage Challenge
Journal coverage for the Ranching Heritage Challenge at the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Date: February 28, 2013
Event: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Location: Houston Livestock Show
Entry Fee: $250 (includes office and cattle charges)
Stall Fee: $75 for the entire event
Added Money: $17,500! With $10,000 split between the open and non-pro, $3,500 added to the limited open class, $2,500 added to the cowboy class
Results for the Houston Ranching Heritage Challenge
Journal coverage for the Ranching Heritage Challenge at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Does my horse have to be nominated to compete in the Ranching Heritage Challenge?
No! For 2013, horses do not have to be nominated to the Ranching Heritage Challenge to compete in Fort Worth or Houston. This is an entry-fee only event with the majority of the entry fee being paid back in the purse, along with $18,000 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, 2013) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the open or limited open in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2013.
Any 5-year-old or older horse (as of January 1, 2012) that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to compete in the amateur class in any Ranching Heritage Challenge for 2013.
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/ranchingheritage. Or you can call AQHA Customer Service at (806) 376-4811.
Are you having trail trials at Fort Worth?
Yes! We will be having the first Ranching Heritage Challenge trail class on February 7, 2013. The class will kick off at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Arena. Entry fee is $75, not including office charges, with $5,000 added money.
How do I enter?
Fort Worth: Download entry forms at www.fwssr.com, or call Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at (817) 877-2400. Deadline for entries is December 30, 2012.
Houston: Download entry forms at www.rodeohouston.com or call Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at (832) 667-1012. Entry deadline is February 1, 2013, and the late entry deadline will be February 10, 2013.
Future 2013 Ranching Heritage Challenge events
• Rapid City, South Dakota TBD
• Colorado State Fair- Pueblo, Colorado TBD
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