The American Quarter Horse Association, April 28, 2017 – Last fall, the American Quarter Horse Association solicited host-site bids for the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships in 2018. After reviewing exhibitor survey results, carefully evaluating submitted bids and much discussion, the AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to move the location and dates of the show. The Zoetis VRH World and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals are tentatively scheduled for June 14-17, 2018, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
The first Zoetis VRH World was held in 2008 in Denver during the National Western Stock Show, and then relocated in 2011 to Houston during the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
“We are grateful for the wonderful bids submitted by facilities all over the country,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “To make the best decision for our members, we needed in-depth information on each facility and adequate time to evaluate our exhibitors’ wants and needs.”
“According to our members, they wanted to see changes made to the show including changing the date of the event,” Kyle continued. “We feel we made the best decision possible for our members and the future growth of this show.”
The qualifying period for the show will be modified based on the show moving from March to June in 2018. Stay tuned to www.aqha.com/versatility for the new qualifying period and approved qualifying points.
In the past, the AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships was held in conjunction with the Zoetis VRH World. More information on this event will be released at a later date.
About the Sponsor
Zoetis is the proud sponsor of the Zoetis VRH World and Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals. AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis cares about the well-being of your horse and understands the serious consequences of disease. In addition to being the official equine vaccine, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee.