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At the Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, SD

Sponsored by the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association

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

Hunts roping
Hunt 2
Team roping winner Schmitt
Team roping winner Schmitt 2
barrel racing
team roping 2nd place Wetz
team roping 2nd place 3 Wetz
team roping
team roping contestants
ranch riding 2
ranch riding
barrel racing 4
barrel racing 3
barrel racing 2
ranch riding 3
behind the scene
behind the scene 2
youth 2
youth 3
ranch riding 4
ranch riding 5
ranch riding 6
ranch riding 7
ranch riding 11
ranch riding 10
ranch riding 9
ranch riding 8
ranch riding 12
ranch riding 13
ranch riding 14
ranch riding 15
ranch riding 16
heritage behind the scenes
heritage 3
heritage judges
heritage 2
working cows
heritage 4
heritage warm up
heritage warm up 2
heritage 5
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