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Learn More About 2 New AQHA Classes: Ranch Trail & Working Hunter Under Saddle

A Quarter Horse that knows how to do his job and is a pleasure to ride while doing so? Yes, please! That’s what AQHA’s two newest show classes reward, although they are in two very different disciplines. Read on to find out more about ranch trail and working hunter under saddle.

When these classes debuted as Level 3 world champion classes at the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, The American Quarter Horse Journal wanted to provide additional insights for exhibitors and fans. Don’t miss the Judge’s Perspective videos the Journal produced for each of these new AQHA classes.

The AQHA Handbook of Rules and Regulations says this class tests a horse’s ability to negotiate a pattern of obstacles typically found during everyday ranch work. The horse-and-rider team is judged on correctness, efficiency and pattern accuracy, and the attitude and mannerisms of the horse. The ideal ranch trail horse is well broke, responsive and well mannered, with a natural ranch horse appearance from head to tail.

Horses competing in ranch trail cannot also enter traditional trail.

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