Ranching Heritage Top Horses
Ranching Heritage Top Horses
Three horses earned special awards at the 2022 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City October 27 - November 19.
Those three horses are AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses, and in addition to the awards they won at this prestigious event, they earned special awards as the Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Horse in their division. This recognition comes with a specially designed trophy and a $250 cash prize to both the owner and $250 for the breeder.
The AQHA Ranching Heritage program highlights ranches that are certified as AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. These working cattle ranches produce quality horses needed to work on the ranch. The program is designed to showcase the qualities of a working ranch horse by recognizing the top Ranching Heritage-bred horses competing at major events.
The awards are given to the top-placing Ranching Heritage-bred horse in each division, with the tie-breaker going to the horse that defeats the most horses. Anyone can show these horses, which are eligible for special events such as AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.
This year, these three horses earned Top Ranching Heritage-Bred awards in these divisions:
Select: Big Playgun, 2009 gray stallion by Playgun and out of Big As Moon; bred, owned and exhibited by Sid Miller of Stephenville, Texas
Amateur: CC Ms Dynamite Flit, 2004 bay mare, Doc Flit Horn by Conchas Neo Star; bred by Conchas Ranch of Lamy, New Mexico; owned and exhibited by Audra Powell of Mesilla Park, New Mexico.
Open: Mr Comin In Hot, 2015 sorrel gelding by Mr PlayinStylish and out of Lil Sally Cat; bred and owned by Kit and Charlie Moncrief of Fort Worth, Texas; and exhibited by AQHA Professional Horseman Luke Jones of Allerton, Iowa.
To find out more about the AQHA Ranching Heritage program, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.
About the Show
The Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, as well as Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.
Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®.
Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.
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