Ranch Trail

This class, modeled on the Versatility Ranch Horse ranch trail class, tests the ability of an American Quarter Horse to negotiate obstacles that might commonly be found on ranches. Maneuvers include riding over obstacles, opening and closing hinged gates, riding across bridges, backing, sidepasses and dragging objects.  Horses cannot cross-enter regular AQHA trail classes if they are entered in ranch trail at the same show regardless of division.

June 03, 2020 | News and Publications , Working hunter under saddle
Six new classes, which were member-driven initiatives, are currently in the software testing phase at AQHA and will be offered soon at upcoming AQHA-approved shows.
May 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranch Trail
AQHA Executive Committee approves modifications to frequently touched surfaces, including the mandatory gate obstacle in trail and Versatility Ranch Horse trail and the obstacle drag in open, cowboy and amateur VRH trail, until further notice to protect the safety of exhibitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 14, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranch Trail
Follow these five simple steps to create your own trail bridge obstacle.
August 11, 2019 | News and Publications , Ranch Trail
Expert advice for teaching a horse to self-load in the trailer.