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AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

The working ranch is celebrated by showcasing working ranch horses in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge. The NILE hosts the only RHC in Montana.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge highlights the versatility, soundness and willing attitude of American Quarter Horses that are ranch-born-and-raised. The Challenge is open to horses bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder which has been fully enrolled in the program. Anyone may own and show an eligible horse in the challenge, which offers multiple divisions for various ages and skill levels for both horse and rider. Classes include working ranch horse, ranch riding, and barrel racing.

Added money for each challenge. Classes offered will include Working Ranch Horse, Limited Working Ranch Horse, and Ranch Riding.

The Ranching Heritage Challenge at the NILE is brought to you by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis.

Join us for a contestant's breakfast before the show (Tuesday, October 13th) sponsored by
Intermountain Equestrian Center--Barb Skelton and Paul Gatzmeier
Neuman Performance Horses--Scott and Amy Neuman
Randall Quarter Horses--Ray and Marilyn Randall

NEW LOCATION: Miller's Horse Palace

Entries due October 1st.

Questions?
NILE Office | 406-256-2495
bonnie@thenile.org

Now Accepting Online Entries - Click Here

Show Information and Schedule

**NEW IN 2020**


New Location: Miller's Horse Palace

Show Dates:
Monday, October 12th, 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13th, 7:00 AM

Entry Deadline: October 1st

RHC classes will NOT run concurrently with VRH



2019 RESULTS/PAYOUTS

Ranching Heritage Challenge Results - 2019

RHC Open 4 Yr Old Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $3500.00)
  1. $2370.00 Shorty Gets Down ridden by John Eric Branger with a score of 145.50 owned by Cowan Select Horses
  2. $1580.00 Markin This Cat ridden by Matt Kelly with a score of 141.50 owned by Wagonhound Land/Livestock
  3. Pr Shines Best Cat ridden by Dean L Barent with a score of 130.50 owned by Dean L Barent
RHC Ltd Open 4 Yr Old Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $1500.00)
  1. $1800.00 Pr Shines Best Cat ridden by Dean L Barent with a score of 130.50 owned by Dean L Barent
  2. The Gun Smith ridden by Sam Hobley with a score of 113.00 owned by A+ Quarter Horses
RHC Open 5 & 6 Yr Old Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $1500.00)
  1. $1170.00 Stylin N Smart ridden by Todd Fitch with a score of 147.00 owned by Todd Fitch
  2. $780.00 Shiner Dear Rey ridden by Matt Kelly with a score of 140.00 owned by Wagonhound Land/Livestock
  3. Sf Light Of Boon ridden by Andy J Hansen with a score of 135.00 owned by Andy J or Megan A Hansen
RHC Ltd Open 5 & 6 Yr Old Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $1000.00)
  1. $1150.00 MS Smooth N Sugar ridden by Alexa Jade Coniglione with a score of 134.00 owned by Lavonne Westland
RHC Cowboy Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $2000.00)
  1. $2150.00 1 1200 JS Doc Full A Pep ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 124.00 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
RHC Amt Working Ranch Horse (Added Money: $2500.00)
  1. $1680.00 Extra Sweet Freckles ridden by Lisa Robinett with a score of 143.00 owned by Lisa Robinett
  2. $1120.00 JS Doc Full A Pep ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 130.00 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
  3. JS Uniquely Yours ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 123.00 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
RHC Amt 4 and Up Working Ranch Horse L1
  1. $90.00 Extra Sweet Freckles ridden by Lisa Robinett with a score of 143.00 owned by Lisa Robinett
  2. $60.00 JS Doc Full A Pep ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 130.00 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
  3. JS Uniquely Yours ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 123.00 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
RHC Youth Working Ranch Horse
  1. $50.00 Smokum Freckles ridden by Jori Skaggs with a score of 135.50 owned by Jori Skaggs
  2. TS Drifting Whiskey ridden by Brandy Drummond with a score of 100.00 owned by Brandy Drummond
RHC Youth 4-Year Old & Up Working Ranch Horse L1
  1. $50.00 Ima Special Payday ridden by Sydnee R Roady with a score of 138.00 owned by Dean L Barent
  2. Smokum Freckles ridden by Jori Skaggs with a score of 135.50 owned by Jori Skaggs
RHC Open Ranch Riding (Added Money: $1000.00)
  1. $648.00 Stylin N Smart ridden by Todd Fitch with a score of 75.50 owned by Todd Fitch
  2. $432.00 Shiner Dear Rey ridden by Matt Kelly with a score of 74.00 owned by Wagonhound Land/Livestock
  3. Border Patroller ridden by Kristin Bullard with a score of 71.50 owned by Kristin Bullard
  4. Shorty Gets Down ridden by John Eric Branger with a score of 69.00 owned by Cowan Select Horses
RHC Amt Ranch Riding (Added Money: $1000.00)
  1. $636.00 JS Doc Full A Pep ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 71.50 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
  2. $424.00 Extra Sweet Freckles riddeny by Lisa Robinett with a score of 69.50 owned by Lisa Robinett
  3. JS Uniquely Yours ridden by Dawn Martin with a score of 67.50 owned by James & Darlene Swenson
RHC Youth Ranch Riding
  1. $48.01 Border Patroller ridden by Kristin Bullard with a score of 69.00 owned by Kristin Bullard
  2. $32.00 Smokum Freckles ridden by Jori Skaggs with a score of 69.00 owned by Jori Skaggs
  3. TS Drifting Whiskey ridden by Brandy Drummond with a score of 59.00 owned by Brandy Drummond
RHC Open Barrel Race (Added Money: $500.00)
$525.00 Just Sometime ridden by Kelly McDaniel with a time of 16.551 and owned by Kelly McDaniel

To See Score Sheets and More: Go to Saddlebook.com > Results > Leaderboard

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