Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

Ranching Heritage-Bred Winner

WWR Kings Lone Star earned a Ranching Heritage award at the AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships.

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At the 2018 AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooing World Championships - which were held March 1-3, 2019, in Houston - WWR Kings Lone Star and owner Gerald McKelroy earned a gold trophy in the limited Select division, and the mare also earned the honor of being the top AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horse.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage program spotlights the quality horses produced by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These horses showcase the qualities of a good working ranch horse and can succeed in many venues. AQHA recognizes the top Ranching Heritage-bred horses competing at various major competitions. The horse owner receives $250 and a specially created ranch-horse trophy, and the breeder also receives $250.

The pair were also world champions last year. 

The mare is a 2012 daughter of Mr Forty Six King and out of the Tru Tru King mare Dr Gay Sadie. 

She is one of three horses that he owns that were bred by Ranching Heritage Breeder Fred and Elaine Gist’s Wagon Wheel Ranch in Midland, Texas. 

The other two are WWR Wyo Hancock and WWR Rowdy Man Romeo. In 2018, WWR Wyo Hancock was the reserve champion. 

“The mare is just so sweet and gentle and kind,” Gerald said of his world champion. “She’s a great horse to be around.”

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