Richest AQHA Ranch Horse Event of the Year Kicks Off

Richest AQHA Ranch Horse Event of the Year Kicks Off

The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and concurrent events kicked off June 21 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and will award $300,000 in purse and prizes over the next five days.

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Top exhibitors and their ranch-bred American Quarter Horses representing 31 states from across the country kicked off the 2022 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships starting with Level 1 amateur cutting. The show started at 7 a.m. on June 21 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and runs through June 25. The event will culminate with the AQHA VRH World Champion and NRSHA National Champion All-Around Awards Ceremony slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Lazy E Arena.

The AQHA VRH World plays host to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals; AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, presented by the Four Sixes Ranch; and the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show.

“Exhibitors competing at the 2022 AQHA VRH World are an integral part of the AQHA family,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “Our deep ranching roots are celebrated during this incredible event with more than 2,400 entries competing for $300,000 in purse and prizes. We are honored to be at the Lazy E working with so many great partners to produce the richest AQHA ranch horse competition in the country.”

View the tentative schedule for the 2022 AQHA VRH World and concurrent events.

Follow the happenings at the AQHA VRH World with the #VRHWorld hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and on the AQHA VRH World Facebook Event page. You can also check out VRH World Highlights, which will feature coverage of the show from The American Quarter Horse Journal and Wrangler Network, on AQHA’s social media channels. Watch the live webcast of the action in the Reliance and Lazy E arenas at

For more information on these prestigious ranch horse shows, visit

Event Partners and Sponsors

AQHA championship shows would not be possible without our generous sponsors. The 2022 AQHA VRH World, AQHA RHC Finals, Cattle Level 1 Championships and NRSHA National Championships partners and sponsors include Adequan, American Hat Company, Bank of America, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Don Rich Saddles, Ford, Four Sixes Ranch, Horseware Ireland, John Deere, Justin, Markel, Nutrena, PulseVet, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, SmartPak, Sundowner, Teton Ridge and Wrangler.

Learn more about AQHA corporate partners and event sponsors at

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