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.

January 21, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranch Trail
Learn how to master this ubiquitous ranch maneuver, opening a gate while horseback, with advice from Randy Snodgress.
December 08, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranch Trail
Effective January 1, 2021, AQHA-sanctioned shows are required to split the amateur and youth VRH classes into three subdivisions, including the newly added Rookie amateur and Rookie youth VRH classes.
September 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Working hunter under saddle
AQHA debuts four new stakes classes at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show November, 2-21 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
August 13, 2020 | Showing , RHC Cutting
This helpful guide outlines the difference between AQHA ranch-horse classes.
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.