Photo courtesy of Ranchhorse e.V.

The 2020 edition of the FEQHA European Championship of American Quarter Horses will see some new highlights and welcome our new partner Ranchhorse e.V. (https://ranchhorse.de).

This year, for the first time, there will be a European Champion title awarded in Open, Amateur and Youth, approved by the Ranch Horse e.V. of Germany, added to the established show format!

VRH Ranch Conformation, VRH Ranch Riding, VRH Ranch Trail, VRH Ranch Reining, VRH Ranch Cow Work and VRH Ranch Cutting will be the classes offered at the show. And they will also be AQHA Approved.

In order to win the VRH European Champion Title, awarded through the Ranchhorse e.V. ,you will have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Being a current member of the Ranchhorse e.V. (special membership applications will be available at the show office for € 30)
  • All offered VRH classes must be entered
  • Open/Amateur/Youth regulation will apply as in AQHA classes
  • The Ranchhorse e.V. Championship will be Open breed
  • There must be a minimum of 5 entries, to award the Champion title

The VRH European Champion and Reserve Champion will receive a custom made Buckle. There will be € 5000,- guaranteed prize money and additional  prizes!

Regular AQHA Ranch Riding classes (Senior, Junior, Amateur and Youth) will still be offered and exhibitors will have the possibility to earn the title of FEQHA European Champions! This rule applies only if there will be a minimum of 5 riders per class.

For winning the AQHA All Around Versatility Ranch Champion title, instead, one horse-rider combination must enter at least Ranch Conformation, one cattle class and one other Ranch class. A rider will get points in every Ranch class he/she decides to show in, so the more classes he/she enters, the more chances he/she has to win the All Around title. All regular requirements for entering an AQHA class apply.

The whole VRH European Championship will take place on the 7th and 8th August 2020.

The ECQH team and the Ranchhorse e.V. look forward to welcome all the VRH enthusiasts in Kreuth from the 7th till the 16th August 2020.

Welcome to the show!