May 26, 2018

At the Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, SD

Sponsored by the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association

The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association presents their 2nd Annual AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders Challenge. Competitors come from all over to compete in this special event featuring horses that are eligible through the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders Program.

To be recognized as a Ranching Heritage Breeder, breeders must meet the following criteria:


  • The ranch must be a member of the American Quarter Horse Association

  • Ranch remudas must consist of registered American Quarter Horses

  • The ranch must own a minimum of five AQHA-registered mares used to produce ranch horses

  • The ranch must maintain a remuda for the specific purpose of operating a working cattle ranch

  • The ranch must have received, at minimum, an AQHA 10-year Breeder award

  • The ranch must apply to and be approved by the AQHA Ranching Committee and AQHA Executive Committee

  • The ranch must pay a $25 annual fee to maintain status as a Ranching Heritage Breeder

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