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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 sponsored by AQHA, Galt Ranch, and Weaver Quarter Horses.

Join us for a contestant's breakfast before the show (Tuesday, October 18th) sponsored by Friez Insurance Agency.

Show 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 17th, 8:00 AM
Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 AM

Judge: Jan Larsen | Kalispell, MT

Pre-Entry & Cattle Entry Deadline: October 1st
NO LATE ENTRIES IN CATTLE CLASSES. Late Fee applies to new entries received after October 1st. Non-cattle classes may be added to an existing entry after October 1st without late fee. Additional classes must be added a minimum of five classes before the desired class is called to the arena.

RHC classes will NOT run concurrently with VRH

NEW Working Ranch Horse Class for horses aged 7 & Up
NEW TO THE NILE in 2022: Ranch Cutting & Team Roping

Make sure that all Ranching Heritage Enrollment Fees have been paid to AQHA.
If you have questions please call AQHA at (806) 376-4811

Directions to Miller's Horse Palace

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NILE Photographer:
Burning Ember Photography

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Thank you sponsors

Galt Ranch
Galt Ranch
Agri-Best Feeds
Agri-Best Feeds
Weaver Quarter Horses
Weaver Quarter Horses
Friez Insurance Agency, Inc
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