Best Remuda Award applications due Jan. 15

To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis present an award to honor a ranch for raising outstanding ranch horses.

Applications for the 2016 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award are due January 15, 2016. To apply for the award, download an application.

Any ranch that owns five or more registered American Quarter Horse mares used to produce horses for ranch work, is a member of AQHA and is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible to receive the award. Previous recipients may not reapply.

“AQHA and Zoetis are proud of this prestigious award,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “Ranchers work hard to raise the right kind of horses and this award is one way we can recognize their loyalty and their contributions to the breed.”

The award, presented by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis, made its debut in 1992 when Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. of Arthur, Nebraska took home the honor. Since the award’s inception, a total of 23 ranches have been recognized for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses.

As a proud partner of AQHA, Zoetis cares about the well-being of your horse and understands the serious consequences of disease. In addition to being the official equine and cattle vaccine provider of AQHA, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Learn more about the Equine Immunization Guarantee.

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