By Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse JournalJuly 5, 2012
Robert Forst and Seven S Holy Roller, owned by Terry Stuart Forst, put up a score of 431.5 to win the Ranch Remuda Challenge prelims. (Tara Christiansen photo) To view more photos, scroll down to the slide show below.
For the third year, the Ranch Remuda Challenge provided the perfect platform for cowboys and their American Quarter Horses to prove that they're just as handy in the show pen as they are out on the ranch.
This challenge isn't open to just any ol' passerby: The horses in it must belong to a ranch that meets the criteria of the AQHA-Pfizer Best Remuda Award, and the cowboys piloting them in competition must also work for that ranch. However, the ranch doesn't have to have won the Best Remuda Award.
Taking the lead in the prelims was Robert Forst riding Seven S Holy Roller for his mother, Terry Stuart Forst, with an impressive score of 431.5. Bred and raised by Terry, "Rounder," as the 6-year-old sorrel gelding is called around the barn, is by the Forsts' former stallion, Real Gun, and out of Seven S Babe by Seven S Zanaday.
Ten horse-and-rider teams will compete in Friday's finals; those teams are:
Learn more about the Ranch Remuda Challenge and the AQHA-Pfizer Best Remuda Award.
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