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.
Ranching Heritage Challenge – Fort Worth, Texas
Date: January 17, 2014
Event: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Location: Justin Arena
Entry Fee: $250 (does not include office or cattle charges)
Stall Fee: $60
Added Money: $15,000 in added money courtesy of AQHA, Fort Worth Stock Show, and Bar G Feedyards.
Entry deadline is November 15, late entries will be accepted until December 30.
Gift cards will be presented to first through third place winners of each class from Tractor Supply Company
Download entry forms at fwssr.com, or call Fort Worth Stock Show at (817) 8777-2400. For information on the classes you can download the Fort Worth Stock Show Horses Premium List 2014
2014 Ranching Heritage Challenge Events
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – Fort Worth, Texas
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Houston, Texas
NRCHA Derby – Paso Robles, California
Colorado State Fair – Pueblo, Colorado
Amarillo Tri State Fair – Amarillo, Texas
Northern International Livestock Exposition – Billings, Montana
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/ranchingheritage. Or you can call AQHA Customer Service at (806) 376-4811.
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, 2013.
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