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March 20-22, 2014, Houston, Texas

March 1, 2013

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Robert Forst and SR Surprise Party win the open AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge in Houston.

By Becky Newell
The American Quarter Horse Journal

Robert Forst and SR Surprise Party

Robert Forst and SR Surprise Party work their way to a score of 653.5 to win the open AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge in Houston. (Journal photo)

Robert Forst doesn’t just ride horses bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. It’s his family’s – more specifically, his mother’s – ranch that bred the horses on which he placed first and second in the open division at the 2013 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge, sponsored by Bar G Feedyard, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Aboard SR Surprise Party, aka “Queso,” Robert scored a 653.5 to win the open. The 2009 sorrel gelding (Quejanaisalena-Dualena by Dual Pep) is bred and owned by Terry Stuart Forst, owner of the Stuart Ranch in Waurika, Oklahoma. The Stuart Ranch is also one of the winners of the coveted AQHA Best Remuda Award.

Continue reading the rest of this story at www.aqha.com/showing.