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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.

Join us for a contestant's breakfast before the show (Tuesday, October 19th) sponsored by
Friez Insurance Agency.

NEW LOCATION: Miller's Horse Palace

Entries due October 1st.

NILE Office | 406-256-2497

Show Information and Schedule

Location: Miller's Horse Palace

Show Dates:
Monday, October 18th, 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00 AM

Judge: David Avery | Amarillo, Texas

Entry Deadline: October 1st
Late Fee added to entries received after 10/1/2020. NO LATE ENTRIES IN CATTLE CLASSES.

RHC classes will NOT run concurrently with VRH

**NEW Working Ranch Horse Class for horses aged 7 & Up**

Directions to Miller's Horse Palace

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facility map


2020 NILE Photographer:
Burning Ember Photography

Click here to view and/or purchase pictures

2020 Ranching Heritage Challenge Results


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Galt Ranch
Galt Ranch
Agri-Best Feeds
Agri-Best Feeds
Weaver Quarter Horses
Weaver Quarter Horses
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