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2022 NILE Horse Events Schedule

Horse Committee

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Sean Brown
Vicky Crofutt
Mike DeVerniero
Lesli Glen
Chris Hanson
Norm Johannes
Tom & Donna Lowry
Duane Martin
Bobby Miller
Keith Rausch
CT Ripley
Rance & Edie Savage
Clint Trask
Randy Vogele
Matt Wznick

NILE Horse Events

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This is horse country. Montana provides some of the best horses in the region. The NILE strives to preserve and embrace the western lifestyle and horses are an integral part of that mission. By providing a venue for working horses, horse enthusiasts have a way to showcase their equine partners. Join us in October for the many horse events during the week of NILE.

Check out the NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals where the handiest cowboys and cowgirls compete in events derived from the working on the ranch. A special award is given that night to the Top Horse. The top two teams can qualify to compete at the WSRRA National Finals in Winnemuca, NV!

Truly great athletes are those that are versatile.

Satisfy the need for speed in the Running the Rims Barrel Race. Three barrels, two hearts, one dream--horses explode across the arena showing off their quickness and power. UBRC co-hosts this event providing a professional and fun atmosphere.

Since the cowboys headed west they've trusted their adventures with the American Quarter Horse. The same traits they valued are highlighted in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge. Registered horses perform tasks that would be easily translatable to the pasture when moving, doctoring, sorting, and caring for cattle. Take a peak at what tradition looks like at this show.

With the start of the NILE Horse Sales the NILE Horse Futurities developed. Horses become eligible to compete in the futurities by going through the sale ring. It's an added incentive to buy at the NILE because there's a chance to win some money the next year in the futurity. Yearling, Two-Year-Old, Three-Year-Old, Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old, and barrel horses can enter in their respective futurities. In addition, the three, four, five, and barrel horses can become eligible by nominating their sire to the NILE Gold Buckle Futurity. This is a great event that promotes the intertwined relationship between all of the NILE horse events.

NEW IN 2020 --
NILE will be moving their Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales to ONE DAY ONLY.

The NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale draws buyers and sellers from all over the region. Some of Montana's best breeders bring their babies for the Weanling/Yearling portion of the sale. Performance horses ranging from rodeo arena to pasture doctoring trot through the sale ring each year and buyers try to snag one before someone else does. It's a great sale with lots of incredible horses.

Questions or comments about these horse events contact Bonnie: (406) 256-2497 or bonnie@thenile.org
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