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As an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder all Wagonhound-bred horses are eligible for the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge’s.
A $15,500-added event is scheduled for August 30th in Rapid City, South Dakota – Entry Deadline is August 15th!

AQHA Press Release:
Earn honor and glory for your ranch at the upcoming AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge – Rapid City.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge – Rapid City, the second event of its kind this year, will take place on August 30 at the Kjerstad Event Center in South Dakota.
Entry fees are $285, including office and cattle charges and a $50 stall fee for the entire event; the deadline to enter is August 15.

Exhibitors will compete for their share of the $15,500-added in purse money.
The open and non-pro divisions will split $10,000 of the purse, and an extra $3,500 will be added to the limited open class, courtesy of Open Box Rafter Ranch.

For Rapid City, the AQHA Ranching Council also added a cowboy class for family members and full-time employees of AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. The council also included a Novice amateur class for those who are just getting started in ranch horse competition.
Each of the new classes will have $1,000 added to the purse, making the total added money for the event more than $15,500.

Any 4-year-old horse that was bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder can compete in the open or limited open divisions, while any 5-year-old or older horse that was bred by a Ranching Heritage Breeder can compete in the non-pro, amateur or Novice amateur classes. If you are eligible for limited open, amateur or Novice amateur, a single entry fee for the open or non-pro gives you a chance at multiple checks and awards!

We know that many of you have sales each year and have supplied great horses to a wide variety of buyers who would like that chance to compete and show off the horses you have raised.  Please feel free to share the entry form with any of your buyers that are riding your horses. It’s a great chance for them to get a piece of the added money – and build your ranch’s reputation.

Download the Ranching Heritage Challenge – Rapid City entry form.

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