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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 a established ranch. These horses are some of the best in Montana and surrounding states. The public have 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 NILE. Winners may take ownership of the horse or take the proceeds from selling the horse at the sale. Earnings from ticket sales go toward NILE youth programs.
Thank you to our past horse donors!
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 are or know one of the past donors please e-mail mccall@thenile with the names, town, and year.

2019 Raffle Filly

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Check out this sweet sorrel filly, Peeparoos Hot, from Jesperson Horses out of Ekalaka, Montana. She is a started two-year-old by Shiney Red Cielo and out of Hot Catalena. Shiney Red Cielo aka "Spark" is currently being shown in reined cow horse competitions. Spark is chalk full of winners and he himself is no exception. Spark is calm, gentle and fun to be around. His foals are just alike. Watch for his foals to be in the NRCHA and NCHA show pens in 2019. Spark’s offspring are excellent horses in the arena and on the ranch, too! He is a NRCHA money earner and 2x World Show Qualifier with very limited showing. His sire, Shining Spark, is an invincible stallion who was the first $3 million sire and is also now a $4 million sire.

The Jesperson family knows good horses. They raise quarter horses and do it well. They operate a cow/calf and replacement heifer ranch in Southeast Montana, the horses they use to run the ranch know how to keep their feet under them in the terrain as well as staying calm in the sorting pen. They also have the caliber to perform in the arena whether that's in a ranch rodeo, cutting competition or national reined cow horse show.

This year's raffle filly has all the potential to do amazing things. Anyone that wins her will be lucky in a lot of aspects. The winner won't win just a horse, they'll win a really nice horse. Plus a year's worth of feed from Equis Feed doesn't hurt. Tickets are $5 each or get six for the price of $25 Drawing will be Saturday, October 19th during the NILE Performance Horse Sale.

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.

2018 Raffle Filly

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Introducing the 2018 Raffle Filly, NICS LIL TIGER a 2016 bay filly. Donated by L4 Quarter Horses, Phil & Lucie Murphy out of Deer Lodge, Montana. NICS LIL TIGER is by WIND HER UP NIC out of PUMAS ARROW, see her full pedigree in the pictures to the left. L4 Quarter Horses are AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders and have a passion for producing great performance horses.
Tickets can be purchased one for $5 or six for $25. Drawing is Saturday, October 20th, 2018

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.

2017 Raffle Filly

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Donated by Rafter Diamond Quarter Horses
Ed & Debbie Hinton from Scobey, MT

May 10, 2015 Bay Filly



Equis Feeds

Not only does the winner get a horse, they also get feed! Top of the line nutrition from Equis Feeds. 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 Raffle Filly looking great! The grain gives her energy, make her coat super shiney, and keeps her healthy. Crystal White with CHS Nutrition is an expert in Equis Feeds and can tailor a program for your horse. To contact Crystal call (406) 690-2322 or e-mail crystal.white@chsinc.com


Trained for the summer by Jonah Deines. The 2017 Raffle Filly will be started and broke to ride. She'll be ready to go to her new home ready to 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 horse fine tuned contact Jonah at (406) 671-3537


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.


Plastic Hancock AQHA #5638708

Born May 26, 2014

Bay 2014 filly donated by Borderview Ranch--Allen Munger and LaVonne Westland from Brockway, MT. This year's filly is ranch bred and will be ready for roping a riding in the arena or pasture. Currently at Big Sky Performance Horses under the care of Travis Young.

Borderview Ranch is located outside of Brockway in the rolling hills of rural Montana. They are Ranching Heritage Breeders, meaning the ranch owns at least five Quarter Horse mares that are used to produce the remuda, primarily used to work cattle, and the ranch must have received at least an AQHA 10-year breeder award.

Buy tickets for your chance to take her home! One ticket for $5 or six tickets for $25 Drawing is Saturday, October 22 during the NILE Gold Buckle Select Performance Horse Sale.
Can't or don't want to take her home? Sell her! The winner has the option to sell her right there, during the Performance Horse Sale and walk away with the proceeds.
BONUS: She comes with a year's worth of feed from Equis Feeds! Contact Crystal White for more information about the raffle filly's feeding program.

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Sire, Plastic Playgun

Winner! 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!

Long line of good horses

This year's raffle filly comes from a long line of great horses. Her father is the stud Zipanic. Relations to Zipanic Sparkle have gone on to be excellent performance horses. Success has come to this line of horses in the youth show ring, college rodeo arena, ranch rodeos, barrel patterns and in on the ranch. Want to learn more about these horses? Talk to the breeders Fenton Enterprises (406) 698-6183 and Fink Quarter Horses (406) 351-1551

Concert Appearance

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Sweet little miss Zipanic Sparkle came to town July 10th and 11th for some music at the Last Best Country Fest. She had people to see, things to do and that was the place to be. Even through the loud music, hundreds of people strolling by she didn't even bat an eye. She enjoyed the afternoon in the park beneath the shade of a tree. Her sweet disposition enticed lots of ooohs and aaahs from passerbys. It's said that she is the only horse in Montana that's gotten to go to a concer--what a lucky horse!

Summer Training

This summer our star Raffle Filly will be spending time in
at Big Sky Performance Horses in Absarokee, Montana. Her days will be spent under the careful watch of Travis Young. Her athletic ability will be refined with their program that focuses on training and showing of cutting horses and reined cow horses. Learn more about Big Sky Performance Horses by visiting their website www.bigskyperformancehorses.com She'll be ready to roll under saddle by NILE time. It's not too late to buy a ticket or a few!

Feed for a Year!

If you win you don't only win a horse you also win feed for a year! Equis feed is the proud sponsor of the NILE Raffle Filly and will be giving feeding this little filly for a year. Starting soon this summer this filly will start on a feeding program recommended by the professionals at Equis Feed. After the drawing in October the winner will get feed for the following 6-8 months. For more information about Equis Feed visit their website.

Green in 2015

Have you noticed a theme with the Raffle Filly this year?
Green poster, green tickets, green halter... hmm... Are you green with envy that she's not yours? Better get that fixed by buying tickets to take her home! Green in '15!

2015 NILE Horse Revealed!

Drum roll please! The NILE is proud to present the 2015 Raffle Filly -- Zipanic Sparkle! She is a two-year old filly who will make her debut as the 2015 Raffle Filly at the MATE Show February 19-21. You can start purchasing tickets for your chance to win! Ticket cost $5 for 1 or $25 for 6. Watch the NILE's social media for more snippets of information about Zipanic Sparkle.

Unveiling of the 2015 Raffle Filly!

February 12 the 2015 NILE Raffle Filly will be announced! She will make her debut at the MATE Show February 19-21. Start purchasing raffle tickets now! You won't want to miss this year's outstanding filly. Watch NILE social media for the big reveal!

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