NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake
is a stake class, held in conjunction with an AQHA approved show or special event, for 3 year old registered Quarter Horse, Paint Horse and Appaloosa horses sired by NAERIC-member owned stallions.

Stallion nomination fees are due each foaling year. NAERIC-registered foals, by nominated stallions, are eligible to compete. The highest placing horse by a nominated stallion will receive the 1st place purse, followed by 2nd placing horse, etc.

As the popularity of Versatility Ranch Horse Competition continues to grow so too does the NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake. A list of nominated stallions for each coming competition year can be found by clicking on the "All Nominated Stallions" link below.

The Versatility Ranch Horse competition is one horse, with one rider competing in 5 different classes. Ranch Riding shows the horses` ability to move at a working speed with a rider. Ranch Trail is an obstacle course designed to show a horse`s ability and willingness to perform several tasks that might be asked of him during the course of a normal day`s ranch work. Ranch Cutting involves cutting a single numbered cow from the herd and the horse must demonstrate its ability to work the cow. Working Ranch Horse combines the ability of the horse to rein, handle cattle and put its rider in the position to rope and stop a cow. The final class is Ranch Conformation where the judge evaluates the horse for balance, structural correctness and movement with appropriate breed and sex characteristics.

The 2016 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake will be held October 7th in conjunction with the Thanksgiving Classic AQHA Show at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB.


2013 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Competition Information

2013 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Entry Form

All Nominated Stallions


NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Purse Distribution

  • 2007 foals by stallions nominated in 2008 competed in the 2010 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake for a $2,000.00 purse.

  • 2008 foals by stallions nominated in 2008 competed in the 2011 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake for a $7,000.00 purse.

  • 2009 foals by stallions nominated in 2009 competed in the 2012 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake for a $6,650.00 purse.

  • 2010 foals by stallions nominated in 2010 are eligible to compete in the 2013 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake.

  • 2011 foals by stallions nominated in 2011 are eligible to compete in the 2014 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake.

  • 2012 foals by stallions nominated in 2012 are eligible to compete in the 2015 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake.

  • 2013 foals by stallions nominated in 2013 are eligible to compete in the 2016 NAERIC Ranch Horse Stake.



  • 2013 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Results


    2012 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Results


    2011 NAERIC Versatility Ranch Horse Stake Results