Travel to Amarillo, Texas for the the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show

The Versatility Ranch Horse World Show is set to make a splash at its new home in Amarillo, Texas.

Amarillo, Texas


AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships

June 16-22, 2024

Making a debut in its new stomping grounds at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, Texas, the 2024 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show will be held concurrently with the AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, presented by Four Sixes Ranch, and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships.

Photo by Shane Rux Photography, courtesy of AQHA

The Facts: $375K | The purse offered at the 2023 Versatility Ranch Horse World Show.

Photo by Shane Rux Photography, courtesy of AQHA

From its start in Denver, Colorado, in 2008, to the 2024 show in Amarillo, the VRH World Show has been a beacon for ranch horse enthusiasts to gather and compete. Combining four ranch horse events under one roof, this show promises a desirable purse and payout over the course of six days. Competitors from around the globe will make their way to Texas to try their hand at being crowned one of nine world champions. Events range from ranch sorting, cutting, and ranch trail, to the popular and beloved ranch riding class.

Photo by Shane Rux Photography, courtesy of AQHA

Don’t Miss This

If you find yourself inspired by the traditional Western wear that you see on display in the arena, take a trip to 1. El Oso Western Wear. Want to pick up a little something special for your four-legged friend? The tack show room at 2. HF&C could have what you’re looking for. Need to fill your fridge? Bring a cooler and swing by 3. Ranchers Storefront to stock up on locally produced meat, vegetables, and other dry goods.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s the truth at 4. The Big Texan Steak Ranch. This iconic Amarillo restaurant might tempt you to try your hand at the 72-ounce steak challenge if you dare. If you’ve had your fill of steak, grab a slice at 5. Fire Slice Pizzeria where they bring a little Texas flare to East Coast style, stone baked pizzas.

If you’re itching for a true Texas experience, check out 6. River Breaks Ranch where you can climb in the saddle for a trail ride, try your hand at shooting sporting clays, or experience the thrill of horse racing, and bet that Lady Luck will be on your side.


Making History  

The Tri-State Fairgrounds will serve as the new home of the VRH World Show. With a long history of representing the agricultural and Western roots of the Texas Panhandle, the Tri-State Fair officially received its charter in 1923. The fairgrounds now stand as the largest equine and livestock facility in Amarillo, boasting 5,000 permanent seats, and designed to support events from every facet of the Western industry.

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