Ranching Heritage Challenge

Ranching Heritage Challenge

Steel Core Cat captures big Ranching Heritage win at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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The ranch land near Dexter, New Mexico, has long raised great horses, including the ones for Bogle Ltd, who earned the nod for AQHA Best Remuda back in 1999. It was a recognition of the excellent horses working for the Bogle family, and two decades later, they are still producing excellent horses. 

In recent years they have seen a great deal of success with homebred stallion MC Cowhammer, who has already earned six figures in the performance arena, and on October 16, they saw homebred gelding Steel Core Cat capture a bit win in the 4-year-old working ranch horse class at the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Steel Core Cat was bred by the Hal Bogle Estate and is owned by Bogle Brothers LLC. He is by leading sire Metallic Cat and out of the Playgun mare Playin Nurse. 

With Trevor Carter at the reins, Steel Core Cat earned $2,800 for the win. 

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges are open only to horses bred by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These breeders are working cattle ranches, and breed horses that can be used for the many varied jobs required of a ranch horse. These horses are bred for ability, versatility and soundness needed for a working ranch horse. 

Anyone can own and exhibit these horses at the Ranching Heritage Challenges, which offer greater opportunity for these horses, with six added-money events and a number of qualifying events that give the horses access to the Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals. 

Other Class Winners:

Limited 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse: Buzz Lite R A B (2017 sorrel gelding, CD Lights-Billie Travis by Continental Fly), bred and owned by Rob A. Brown of Stinnett, Texas; exhibited by R.A. Brown, earning $780.

5- and 6-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse: Graceful Smart Cat (2016 sorrel stallion, WR This Cats Smart-Gracielights by CD Lights), bred and owned by Wagonhound Land and Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming; exhibited by Justin Wright, earning $1,425. 

Limited 5- and 6-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse: Ridin A Metallic (2015 bay stallion, Metallic Cat-Sweet Shorty Lena by Shorty Lena), bred by Alvin and Becky Fults of Amarillo, Texas; owned and exhibited by Sam Gallaher of Welda, Kansas, earning $750. 

7-and-Up Working Ranch Horse: Reyzinette (2014 sorrel stallion, Dual Rey-Sheza Shinette by Shining Spark), bred and owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC of Weatherford, Texas; exhibited by Chris Dawson, earning $1,700. 

Cowboy Working Ranch Horse: Cats Packin Heat (2012 sorrel gelding, Cats Quixote Jack-Shes Packin Heat by Playgun), bred by Colby Cunningham of Rose, Oklahoma; owned and exhibited by Ryan McCoy of Miami, Texas, earning $1,250. 

Amateur Working Ranch Horse: This Cats Sinful (2012 sorrel mare, WR This Cats Smart-Sinful Playgirl by Freckles Playboy), bred by Cowan Select Horses LLC of Havre, Montana; owned by Matt Koch of Elizabeth, Colorado; exhibited by Brianna Koch, earning $1,250. 

Level 1 Amateur Working Ranch Horse: Hollyisalena (2017 red roan mare, Hickory Holly Time-Isabellena by Quejanaisalena), bred by Garth and Amanda Gardiner of Whitesboro, Texas; owned by Chris and Jessie Nance of Ardmore, Oklahoma; exhibited by Jessie Lee Nance, earning $575.  

Limited Amateur Working Ranch Horse and Level 1 Limited Amateur Working Ranch Horse: Dualinwiththeladies (2007 sorrel gelding, Dualwithme-SCR Ginnin Lady by The Hot Express), bred by Conchas Ranch of Lamy, New Mexico; owned and exhibited by Karla Steckel of Buffalo, Missouri, earning $1,150 and $600. 

Youth Working Ranch Horse: Seven S Hesa Cat (2013 blue roan gelding, Bet Hesa Cat-Seven S Shady Cat by CJ Sugar Lena), bred by Terry Stuart Forst of Waurika, Oklahoma; owned and exhibited by Madeline Horton of Fort Worth, Texas.

Level 1 Youth Working Ranch Horse: Brims Cat (2014 sorrel gelding, WR This Cats Smart-Brims Fever by Playboys Buck Fever), bred and owned by Burnett Ranches LLC of Fort Worth, Texas; and exhibited by Spur Leathers. 

Limited Youth Working Ranch Horse: Dig The Boon (2014 gray gelding, Smart Boons-Dez She Wiggle by Chic A Dez), bred by Darren L. Miller of Corrales, New Mexico; owned by Hawk Family Trust of Brady, Texas; exhibited by Taylee Albritton. 

Open Ranch Riding: DMR Whodini Boy (2014 bay gelding, Whodini-Natural Budha by Natural Enterprise), bred by Diamond M Ranch & Cattle Co. of Era, Texas; owned by Carole Bassinger of Sanger, Texas; exhibited by Rachel Stephens, earning $361.

Amateur Ranch Riding: Opus Cat Olena (2014 sorrel stallion, WR This Cats Smart-Opus Chic by Smart Chic Olena), bred by Wagonhound Land and Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming; owned by Box O Quarter Horses of Gordon, Nebraska; exhibited by Jecca Ostrander, earning $398. 

Level 1 Limited Youth Working Ranch Horse and Youth Ranch Riding: Shining My Diamonds (2017 dun gelding, Dunit Twisted-DS Zans Will Shine by Zans Diamond Shine), bred by Marc and Bettye Ann Browning of Ethel, Louisiana; owned by Marcy Anne Center of Hamburg, Louisiana; exhibited at Anna Grace Center. 

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