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NILE Equis Raffle Horse

NILE Raffle Filly Program

Each year the NILE sells tickets all year long for a chance to win a top-notch horse donated by an established ranch. These horses are some of the best in Montana and surrounding states. The public has the opportunity to win a horse for $5 and the donating ranch gets publicity for their breeding program. Tickets costs $5 for one or $25 for six. The drawing is during the NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale, the last Saturday of the NILE Stock Show & Rodeo. Winners may take ownership of the horse or take the proceeds from selling the horse during the sale. Earnings from ticket sales go toward NILE youth programs.
Thank you to all our horse donors!
2020 -- Spring Valley Ranch, Matt & Cassie Winters, Volga City, IA
2019 -- Jesperson Horses, Cass & Tandi Jesperson, Ekalaka, MT
2018 -- L4 Quarter Horses, Phil & Lucie Murphy, Deer Lodge, MT
2017 -- Rafter Diamond Quarter Horses, Ed & Debbie Hinton, Scobey, MT
2016 -- Borderview Ranch, Allen Munger and LaVonne Westland Brockway, MT
2015 -- Ward Fenton, Worden MT and Fink Quater Horses, Hysham, MT
2014 -- Kent Blough, Wisall, MT
2013 -- 17 Ranch, Miles City, MT
2012 -- Gary and Ginger DeCock, Hysham, MT
2011 -- Border View Ranch, Brockway, MT
If you know any past donors please e-mail info@thenile.com with the name, town, and year donated.

Where can you buy tickets??

Call the NILE office at 406-256-2497 to buy your raffle tickets today!!

one ticket for $5 or six tickets for $25

You can also email Bonnie to get more info.


Raffle Drawing will be held during the NILE Gold Buckle Horse Sale, on

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

2020 NILE Raffle Filly

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Drum roll please…..

The NILE is proud to introduce Fiddle On Rita as the 2020 NILE Equis Raffle Filly!!Rita has been donated by Spring Valley Ranch, owned by Matt & Cassie Winters, out of Volga City, Iowa.

Rita is sired by Krogs Fiddle Cat, aka “Grit”, who is a grandson of Highbrow Cat. Grit is a 14.3 hand, 1200 lb, red roan, stout and upstanding son of Can’t Kick This Cat.He is consistently putting chrome on his foals.His progeny were money earners in the 2019 Iowa Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Stallion Breeders Futurity.Grit is bred to do cattle work.He’s smart, smooth and classy!His foals are fun to train and have a desire to please.They are ready for whatever direction you choose.

Spring Valley Ranch has deep ties to the Quarter Horse industry. Cassie’s grandfather, W.L. Miller was an enthusiastic promoter of the American Quarter Horse. Many horse shows were held at his sale barn, and he raised some of the first Quarter Horses bred in Iowa. He was an AQHA judge for many years and he was a founding member of the Iowa Quarter Horse Association. W.L. was inducted into the Iowa Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2012 W.L. and his APHA stud, Painted Robin were both inducted into the APHA Hall of Fame.

Matt and Cassie are continuing their family’s legacy of raising excellent cattle and horses.In 2017 Matt and Cassie earned the Clayton County Young Producer of the Year award for their outstanding contributions to raising quality beef. In 2019 Matt and Cassie competed in the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Steer Carcass Challenge where they received the Largest Ribeye Award, their ribeye being 16.1 square inches.

The 2020 NILE Raffle Filly, Fiddle on Rita, sired by Krogs Fiddle Cat, has potential to go in any direction. She has a sweet disposition, a good mind, and the athletic ability to put you on a cow and keep you there. As a bonus, both Rita’s sire and dam are red roans, which means she has tons of potential to give you the red roan of your dreams.

Head on over to the Spring Valley Ranch website (www.svranch.net) for more information or follow them on Facebook.

Equis Feeds

Not only does the winner get a horse, they also get Nutrition Consultation and Equis Feed to go with her!! Equis Feeds provides top of the line nutrition for horses. Young horses are the bottom of the pecking order and Montana weather can be harsh. That's why we use Equis Feeds to keep the NILE Raffle Filly looking great! The grain donated by Equis Feeds gives her energy, makes her coat super shiny, and keeps her healthy and growing. Crystal White with CHS Nutrition is an expert in Equis Feeds and will tailor a program for your horse. To contact Crystal call (406) 690-2322 or e-mail crystal.white@chsinc.com


The NILE Equis Raffle Filly will be trained for the summer by Jonah Deines. The Raffle Filly will be started and broke to ride. She'll be ready to go to her new home and go in any direction; ranch horse, cutting, roping, rodeo, pleasure riding, anything! She's young and able, she can do whatever the winner will want to do with her. For questions about her training or to get your other horses fine tuned contact Jonah at (406) 671-3537

2019 Raffle Filly Winner

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The 2019 Raffle Filly, Peeparoos Hot, was drawn for during the 2019 NILE Gold Buckle Select Performance Sale on Saturday, October, 19, and the winning ticket belonged to Chelsea Headley of Glasgow, MT. Headley had the option to keep the mare or sell her and keep the money, and Headley opted to sell the mare. The raffle filly sold for $4,000 to Kay Poland.

Over $10,000 worth of tickets were sold. This year's raffle filly was donated by Jesperson Horses, out of Ekalaka, MT and comes with 30 days training provided by Jonah Deines Cutting Horse Co. out of Laurel, MT. Feed for a year is also provided for the mare, courtesy of Equis Feeds.

2018 Winner

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Congratulations to Monty Ostrum from Park City, MT! The winning raffle ticket was drawn by Equis Feeds representative, Chrystal White during the Performance Horse Sale. Monty marked 'keep' on his ticket to keep the raffle horse.

2017 Winner

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Congratulations to Laurie Klein! Raffle ticket number 2415 was drawn by Equis Feeds representative Chrystal White during the Performance Horse Sale. Laurie marked 'keep' on her ticket to keep the raffle horse.

2016 Winner!

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Congratulations to Alayen Nichol of Red Lodge, Montana the winner of the 2016 NILE Raffle Filly sponsored by Equis Feeds!

Ticket number 0196 was pulled out of the drum by Crystal White, Equis Representative, during the NILE Gold Buckle Select Performance Horse Sale Saturday, October 22.

2015 Winner!

The 2015 NILE Equis Raffle Filly winner is Jesse Kircher of Absarokee, MT. Ticket number 1386 was pulled out of the drawing drum Saturday, October 17th during the Performance Horse Sale. The winner marked on his ticket to keep the filly.

Who will be the 2016 winner? Maybe you! Buy your winning ticket today!
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