AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

Join AQHA January 16-18 in Fort Worth, Texas, for the first AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge of 2020.

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Fort Worth Stock Show 2017

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The first AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge of 2020 is January 16-18 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Early entries for the first AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge of the 2020 season at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo are due November 15. Late entries are accepted and must be postmarked on or before December 30 and submitted with the appropriate late fee.

Check out the premium list for all classes, appropriate late fees and show schedule – then download the entry application. In addition to the Ranching Heritage Challenge, the Fort Worth Stock Show also hosts a Versatility Ranch Horse show, a full slate of AQHA classes, the AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale and a host of special equestrian events. For more information, visit

“The Ranching Heritage Challenges highlight the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born and -raised,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “Not only do the Challenges showcase ranch-raised horses, they also offer competitors significant purses and prizes.”

Ranching Heritage Challenges are open to any horse bred by a AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and fully enrolled in the program. Ranching Heritage Breeders are breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for at least 10 years and whose horses are primarily bred to work on a cattle ranch.

Anyone can own and show enrolled horses in the Challenges, which offer multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse and ranch riding; some Challenge events also offer team roping and barrel racing.

AQHA appreciates the generous sponsorship of Ford, John Deere, Nutrena, Weaver Leather and The American Quarter Horse Journal in supporting these Ranching Heritage events.

For more information on AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges or for upcoming events, visit

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