March 23, 2014
By Tara MatslerThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Ben Baldus came out on top in open 5/6-year-old working ranch horse aboard W.T. Waggoner Estate's Cruze Mode (Wimpys Little Step-Smart Lassie Chick by Smart Chic Olena). (Credit: Journal) BELOW: Watch highlights from the Ranching Heritage Challenge in Houston.
The three-week-long Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo got a full dose of ranch horses in just a span of four days. Coming on the heels of the Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships in Houston, the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge wrapped up the 2014 edition of the stock show on March 23.
Ranchers, cowboys and their horses traveled far and wide for a shot at $20,000 in added money at the event presented by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis and sponsored by Bar G Feedyards and AQHA Corporate Partner Double J Saddlery.
For full coverage from the Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge in Houston, including video interviews with some of the class champions, visit www.aqha.com/showing.