New AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders

New AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders

The AQHA Executive Committee recently approved new AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders.

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Each quarter, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee approves new AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders to add to the list of approved ranches. The recently approved list of AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders include:

  • Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas

  • Bar T Livestock & Quarter Horses, Haslet, Texas

  • Gallegos Ranch, La Jara, Colorado

  • Spotted Tail Cattle Co., Loveland, Colorado

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder Qualifications

AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders embody the longevity, integrity and honesty of the ranching tradition. AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders are those who breed and raise ranch-type horse, which remains at the core of AQHA and epitomizes the breed’s versatility.

To be recognized as a Ranching Heritage Breeder, breeders must meet the following criteria:

  • The ranch must be an AQHA member.

  • Ranch remudas must consist of registered American Quarter Horses.

  • The ranch must own at least five American Quarter Horse mares that are used to produce the remuda, and the ranch must breed and register at least five foals annually.

  • The ranch must have received at least an AQHA 10-year breeder award.

  • The ranch must maintain a remuda for the specific purpose of operating a working cattle ranch.

  • The ranch must apply to and be approved by the AQHA Ranching Committee and AQHA Executive Committee.

  • The ranch must pay a $25 annual fee to maintain its status as a Ranching Heritage Breeder.

Looking for a Ranching Heritage Breeder? Here's the list of current AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders Please note this list is updated quarterly. To find out if a ranch is a Ranching Heritage Breeder, contact AQHA at 806-376-4811 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday or submit a Contact Us form.

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