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AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The working ranch is celebrated by showcasing working ranch horses at he NILE will host an AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.

At least $15,000 in added money will be in the pot for each challenge. Classes offered will include working ranch horse, limited working ranch horses, and ranch riding. AQHA will host six Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge events.

The Ranching Heritage Challenge at the NILE is brought to you by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis and local partners Cowan Select Horses, LLC; Galt Ranch Quarter Horses, LLC; Wagonhound Land & Livestock; and Weaver Quarter Horses.

Join us for a contestant's breakfast before the show, sponsored by
Intermountain Equestrian Center--Barb Skelton and Paul Gatzmeier
Neuman Performance Horses--Scott and Amy Neuman
Randall Quarter Horses--Ray and Marilyn Randall
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2018 Results

4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse (1781)
1st place--STYLIN N SMART ridden by Todd Fitch, owned by Lazy TD Performance Horses
2nd place--SHINER DEAR REY riddedn by Matt Kelly, owned by Wagonhound Land and Livestock
3rd place--THIS CATS NOT BLU ridden by Matt Kelly, owned by Wagonhound Land and Livestock
4th place--BOXO CHICAS MERADA ridden and owned by Stetson Ostrander

Limited 4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse (1782)
1st place--BOXO CHICAS MERADA ridden and owned by Stetson Ostrander
2nd place--SS SOME HEY PLEASE ridden by Katie Walker, owned by Silver Spur Operating Co. LLC
3rd place--LW PLAYGUNS HIGHBROW ridden by Spence Ingalls, owned by LaVonne Westland

5 & 6 yr-old Working Ranch Horse (1791)
1st place--SMART APPROACH ridden and owned by Matt Kelly

Limited 5 & 6 yr-old Working Ranch Horse (1785)
1st place--SF LIGHT OF BOON ridden by Andy Hansen, owned by Andy and Megan Hansen
2nd place--MS SMOOTH N SUGAR ridden by Lexi Coniglione, owned by LaVonne Mothershead
3rd place--SNIP O SUNRISE LOBO ridden and owned by Bryan Lee

Cowboy Working Ranch Horse (1785)
1st place--SS SOME HEY PLEASE ridden by Katie Walker, owned by Silver Spur Operating Co. LLC
2nd place--SEVEN S ANNIESMART ridden by Regin Fletcher, owned by Silver Spur Operating Co. LLC
3rd place--BOXO HEAVENS HEELS ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Box O Quarter Horses

Amateur 4-yr-old and up Working Ranch Horse (2789)
1st place--BOX O HEAVENS BLUE ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Jecca Ostrander
2nd place--LEES DOC O SUNRISE ridden and owned by Bryan Lee
3rd place--JE UNIQUELY YOURS ridden by Dawn Martin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson
4th place--MR STARLIGHTS LADY ridden and owned by Janie Welch

Level 1 Amateur 4-yr-old and up Working Ranch Horse (3789)
1st place--JS UNIQUELY YOURS ridden by Dawn Martin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson
2nd place--EXTRA SWEET FRECKLES ridden and owned by Lisa Robinett

Youth 4-yr-old and up Working Ranch Horse (4789)
1st place--JS UNIQUELY YOURS ridden by Colter Marin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson

Level 1 Youth 4-yr-old and up Working Ranch Horse (5789)
1st place--JS UNIQUELY YOURS ridden by Colter Marin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson

Level 1 Amateur Limited 4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse (3795)
1st place--RAISED ON IT ridden by Edward Davis, owned by Willow Oak Plantation

Youth Limited 4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse (4795)
1st place--SMOKUM FRECKLES ridden by Jori Skaggs, owned by Breck Skaggs

Level 1 Youth Limited 4-yr-old and up Working Ranch Horse (5795)
1st place--JS STAR N VALENTINES ridden by Cooper Martin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson

3-yr-old and up Ranch Riding (1788)
1st place--THIS SUNVILLE CAT ridden and owned by Kathy Torres
2nd place--BOX O HEAVENS BLUE ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Jecca Ostrander
3rd place--LEES DOC O SUNRISE ridden and owned by Bryan Lee
4th place--BOXO HEAVENS HEELS ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Box O Quarter Horses
5th place--KALAHARI MOONSHINE ridden by Kathy Torres, owned by Bar 4 Ranch

Amateur 3-yr-old and up Ranch Riding
1st place--BOX O HEAVENS BLUE ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Jecca Ostrander
2nd place--DIAMONDS AT SUNRISE ridden and owned by Bryan Lee
3rd place--SNIP O SUNRISE LOBO ridden and owned by Bryan Lee
4th place--BOXO HEAVENS HEELS ridden by Stetson Ostrander, owned by Box O Quarter Horses
5th place--BOXO CHICAS MERADA ridden and owned by Stetson Ostrander

Youth 3-yr-old and up Ranch Riding
1st place--BORDER PATROLLER ridden and owned by Kristin Bullard
2nd place--DIAMONDS MISS 049 ridden and owned by Randi Jo Klind
3rd place--JS STAR N VALENTINES ridden by Cooper Martin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson

4-yr-old and up Barrel Racing
1st place--TS CHILI PEPPER ridden and owned by Cassie De Yong
2nd place--JUST SOMETIME ridden and owned by Kelly McDaniel

Youth 4-yr-old and up Barrel Racing
1st place--JS UNIQUELY YOURS ridden by Colter Martin, owned by James and Darlene Swenson

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Schedule

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Along with AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge (RHC) classes we'll have AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) classes. Contestant's may enter in both.

Entries Due: October 10, 2018
Judge: Bozo Rodgers

Wednesday, October 17th 7 a.m.
5 a.m.

Arena Opens for riding
6:30 a.m.
Free Exhibitors Breakfast provided by MQHA located in the hospitality room
7 a.m.
8) RHC Open 4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse
and RHC Limited Open 4-yr-old Working Ranch Horse
and VRH AQHA Open Ranch Reining
and VRH AQHA Open Ranch Cow Work
and VRH All Breed Open Ranch Reining
and VRH All Breed Open Ranch Cow Work
9) RHC Amateur 4-yr-old & Up Working Ranch Horse
and RHC Level 1 Amateur 4-yr-old & Up Working Ranch Horse
and VRH AQHA Amateur Ranch Reining
and VRH AQHA Amateur Ranch Cow Work
and VRH AQHA Amateur Limited Ranch Cow Work
10) RHC Youth 4-yr-old & Up Working Ranch Horse
and RHC Level 1 Youth 4-yr-old & Up Working Ranch Horse
and VRH Youth Ranch Reining
and VRH Youth Ranch Cow Work
and VRH AQHA Youth Limited Ranch Cow Work
and VRH All Breed Youth Ranch Reining
and VRH All Breed Youth Ranch Cow Horse
11) RHC Open 5 & 6 yr-old Working Ranch Horse
and RHC Limited Open 5 & 6 yr-old Working Ranch Horse
12) RHC Cowboy Working Ranch Horse
and VRH AQHA Cowboy Ranch Reining
and VRH AQHA Cowboy Ranch Cow Work
13) LUNCH/OPEN RIDING (we’ll break as close to noon as possible)
14) RHC Limited Amateur 4-yr-old & Up Limited Ranch Cow Work
and RHC Level 1 Limited Amateur 4-yr-old & Up Limited Ranch Cow Work
15) RHC Limited Youth 4-yr-old & up Limited Ranch Cow Work
and RHC Level 1 Limited Youth Limited Ranch Cow Work
16) RHC Open Ranch Riding
17) RHC Amateur Ranch Riding
18) RHC Youth Ranch Riding
To enter conformation classes must compete in two of the categories (pg. 235)
19) VRH AQHA Open Ranch Conformation
and VRH All Breed Open Ranch Conformation
20) VRH AQHA Amateur Ranch Conformation
21) VRH AQHA Youth Ranch Conformation
and VRH All Breed Youth Ranch Conformation
22) VRH AQHA Cowboy Ranch Conformation More info coming soon!


More info --> AQHA.com

Ranching Heritage Barrel Race

Got a barrel horse from a AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder? Enter them in the side pot at the Running the Rims October 16, 2018.

Running the Rims
Entry fee $45
Office charge $10
Tuesday, Oct. 17th 4 p.m.
Rimrock Auto Arena, MetraPark, Billings, Montana

$1,000 added!
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Thank you sponsors

AQHA
AQHA
Weaver Quarter Horses
Weaver Quarter Horses
Cowan Select Horses
Cowan Select Horses
Galt Ranch
Galt Ranch
Agri-Best Feeds
Agri-Best Feeds
First Interstate Bank
First Interstate Bank
Noble Outfitters
Noble Outfitters
AQHA Corporate Sponsors
AQHA Corporate Sponsors
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