Competitions

There are a variety of ways to compete in ranching events with your American Quarter Horse.

Versatility Ranch Horse Competition

Learn more about the fast-growing versatility ranch horse competition and the AQHA VRH World Championships.

Versatility ranch horse events are increasingly popular and have a variety of entry points to suit every level of experience.

Ranch Riding

These classes are offered at AQHA-approved shows (at the discretion of show management).

The ranch riding horse should simulate a horse riding outside the confines of an arena and reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse. World champions are crowned in 13 & under youth, 14-18 youth, amateur, Select, junior and senior divisions.

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges

AQHA will host the 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals with the 2020 AQHA World Championship Show, and the AQHA Executive Committee approved rolling qualification requirements for those who qualified to compete at the 2020 AQHA VRH World.

AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships

The AQHA VRH World also plays host to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships and the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships.

The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Level 1 Cattle Championships and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show are tentatively scheduled for June at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
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