AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships Kicks Off

AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships Kicks Off

The AQHA VRH World and concurrent events kicked off June 22 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Ranch riding, cutting, working ranch and cow horse set the tone for the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, which features the top exhibitors and their ranch-bred American Quarter Horses. The show started at 7 a.m. on June 22 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and runs through June 26. The event will culminate with the VRH World Champion and NRSHA All-Around Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, in the Lazy E Arena.

The AQHA VRH World also 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 2021 AQHA VRH World are making history with AQHA,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “This year’s show is the largest in Association history, with a 30% increase in the number of entries and more than 200 first-time exhibitors, all competing for top honors and a chance at over $250,000 in cash and prizes. We are honored to be back at the Lazy E and working with so many great partners to produce the most prestigious ranch horse competition in the country.”

View the tentative schedule for the 2021 AQHA VRH World, which has been updated to accommodate the large number of entries.

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 the coverage from The American Quarter Horse Journal at

For more information on all these prestigious ranch horse shows, visit

Event Partners and Sponsors
AQHA championship shows would not be possible without our generous sponsors. The 2021 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, Cashel, Don Rich Saddles, Ford, Four Sixes Ranch, John Deere, Justin, Markel, Nutrena, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, SmartPak, Sundowner and Wrangler.

Learn more about AQHA corporate partners and event sponsors at

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