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April 24-26 St. Paul
MN State Fairgrounds
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Read the latest issue of Nokota® News here!

Dr Castle McLaughlin ~ Western Heritage Award

9780981885865-lgCastle McLaughlin’s A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon” has been chosen as this year’s winner of The Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Book.  Read full write-up by Katherine Turpin here


17th Annual Meeting

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17th Annual Meeting
June 20 - 21, 2015
Clinician Jack Lieser
June 14 - 18, 2015
Both Events in Linton, ND 
Plans are being made for this year's Annual Meeting.  The closed portion of the meeting will be held Saturday June 20th at the Linton Fitness Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The open to the public portion of the meeting will be the same afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The place of the afternoon portion of the meeting is being determined.  There will also be a band performing Saturday evening either on the main street of downtown Linton or at Seeman Park.  Updates to follow.  A cream can dinner will be served at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday - place to be determined.  A community Father's Day breakfast will be served starting at 9:00 a.m. Sunday June 21st at Seeman Park.  For those who will be attending either or both of the events and in need of lodging either Don's Motel 701-254-5457 or The Cobblestone Inn 701-254-5734 are recommended.  It is suggested reservations be made as soon as possible as rooms are booked early due to this time of year being very popular for weddings.  More detailed information will be posted in a timely manner.  Hope to see you there!!!

THANK YOU For An Amazing 2014!

NHC Thank You 2015All of us at the Nokota Horse Conservancy® would like to take this moment to wish you the most prosperous New Year but especially to express our deepest thanks for your recent donations. Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. With your faithful financial contributions, you have demonstrated your deep commitment to our work of saving the Native horse of the Northern Plains. Without your generous gifts the preservation efforts of the NHC wouldn't be what it is at this present moment. There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. We are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give again and again. May you and yours experience the blessings of prosperity, health and much happiness in the New Year.
Please enjoy this thank you video (created by Dena Sutton) as our way of expressing our gratitude for all you do for the Conservancy and especially for these magnificent Nokota® horses!!

2015 Stud Legacy Calendar!!

2015 NHC Calendarwb2015 NOKOTA® CALENDAR IS BEING PRINTED!! You can place an order now and when they arrive we will ship your order immediately!! What an excellent way to give an affordable gift not only to others but for yourself as well. This year the Nokota Horse Conservancy® has created a Stud Legacy calendar depicting some of the most crucial stallions who were contributors to the foundation bloodlines of the Nokota Horse Conservancy® herd. There are 250 calendars in stock so please order more than one!!  Nokota Horse Conservany® Gift Store!

Promoting the Nokota® Breed


Nokota® - an unusual word, especially when setting it aside as a breed of horse.  Nokota® horses, though not well known about, have been around for centuries, settled in the upper Midwest near Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, N.D.  They are know as “wild” breed of horse; however, over of the last couple of decades, people have began to see how these wild horses can make the best companions.                                                                                                             Characteristics of the breed include a large diversity.  Their height ranges from less than 14 hands to larger than 17 hands.  They have distinguishable traits that often compare them to the Spanish Mustangs from which they originated from; these traits include an angular body frame and prominent withers.  The primary color of pure-blood Nokotas® is roan, but blue roan is specifically very dominant.  “We believe the main color of roan is because of the Native American civilization and their thoughts of it representing the color of the thunderstorm,” says Rory Schneider an advocate for the Nokotas®.      

Read the entire article here!!

Nokota® Documentary

UC-Berkeley student, Lucie Schwartz, filmed this mini-documentary in March 2008. A wonderfully new perspective on the work the Kuntz' have been doing to protect the Nokota® horses for the past 30 years.