Apply for AQHA’s Best Remuda Awards
The deadline is March 1 to apply for the 2019 AQHA Best Remuda Award, as well as the AQHA International Best Remuda Award.
February 14, 2019
The American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association honors ranches that raise outstanding ranch horses, horses that have made contributions to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, with the AQHA Best Remuda Award. The Association also awards the AQHA International Best Remuda Award. The deadline to apply for both awards is March 1.
Applicants for the 2019 AQHA Best Remuda Award must be a ranch that owns five or more registered American Quarter Horse mares used to produce horses for ranch work, must breed and register at least five foals annually, is a member of AQHA and is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. Previous recipients may not reapply; however, previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. To apply for the award, download an application.
“AQHA is 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 made its debut in 1992 when Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. of Arthur, Nebraska, took home the honor. Since the award's inception, more than 25 ranches have been recognized for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses.
“AQHA is also excited to present the International Best Remuda Award, which started in 2018, to highlight ranches outside of the United States that are producing American Quarter Horses to use on the ranch,” said Huffhines.
For the International Best Remuda Award, the applying ranches must be located outside of the United States, and the AQHA member must have five or more registered American Quarter Horse mares. The mares must be used to produce horses for ranch work and the ranch must breed and register at least five foals annually. For a full list of criteria, view the International Best Remuda Award application.
2018 Best Remuda Award Winners
The 2018 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award was presented to Wagonhound Land & Livestock of Douglas, Wyoming. Watch the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award winner video. The inaugural International Best Remuda Award was presented to La Media Suerta of Uruguay. Watch the 2018 AQHA International Best Remuda Award winner video.
These awards were formally presented during the 2018 Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo in November in Amarillo. They will be recognized at the 2019 AQHA Convention March 8-11 in Fort Worth, Texas. Wagonhound Land & Livestock were also recognized during the 2018 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention in February in New Orleans.
For more information on the AQHA Best Remuda Award and International Best Remuda Award, visit www.aqha.com/ranching.