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March 19-21, 2015, Houston, Texas

March 20, 2014

First Day of Competition

The Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships kick off in Houston.

American Quarter Horse Association 2013 World Championship Show

2013 Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Chamionships have kicked off in Houston.

The 2013 Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships kicked off the first day of competition March 20 in Houston. Classes began at 3 p.m. in the Reliant Arena with amateur ranch cutting, followed by open ranch cutting.

This year’s event runs March 20-23 in Houston as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Following the world championships, on March 24 will be a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge, presented by Bar G Feedyard, and an AQHA ranch horse pleasure class.

“AQHA members worked hard yearlong to qualify for the honor to compete at this year’s Zoetis VRH World and John Deere CMS World,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. “We want to welcome and congratulate all contestants, and the Association looks forward to a great event and wishes everyone the best of luck.”

To view the full schedule of events, visit www.aqha.com/versatility.

The Zoetis VRH World and John Deere CMS World is an event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify by earning a predetermined number of points to compete. More than 100 entries from 20 states, as well as Germany, are competing for six world championships and a purse of $77,000 in cash and awards at this year’s event.

Stay up to date on all the happenings at the Zoetis VRH World and John Deere CMS World and find online coverage provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal at www.aqha.com/versatility and follow @AQHAJournal on Twitter for updates as the show progresses.

Zoetis is the proud sponsor of the Zoetis VRH World. AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis cares about the well-being of your horse and understands the serious consequences of disease. In addition to being the official equine and cattle vaccine, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Learn more about the Equine Immunization Guarantee.  

The proud sponsor of the John Deere CMS World, John Deere offers AQHA members exclusive discounts of up to 28-percent off on select John Deere tractors, utility vehicles, mowers, commercial worksite equipment, implements and more. Click for more information on ways to save.

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