Our annual trek to the great northeast is complete and we've actually lived to tell about it!!
Our new story board tells it all!!
What an incredible experience, once again, at this year's Equine Affaire in W. Springfield, MA. The crowds were huge and SO hungry for information about our rare breed. To our GREAT joy, we were privileged beyond words to have the amazing Heart River in attendance. Heart is a three year old red roan gelding owned by Megan McAndrew and to see him there you'd have thought him to be a well-seasoned expo attendee, when in fact he came straight off the North Dakota prairie exactly one year ago. He thrived on the attention from kids and adults alike and could not have better represented the Nokota® breed.
Heart River enjoys the ministrations of several children, all at once!!
There were many repeat attendees who made it a point to stop at the booth and greet us as well as new Nokota® owners who popped in to tell us how things are going. This was our very best expo to date and the time spent is rewarded in ways we don't even know yet.
Jill Murray, Brandon Deile, Judy Haight and Jim Mackler man the booth.
A special thanks to Judy Haight and Jim Mackler for their tireless efforts at the booth and for the key role they play in our presence there. Also to Jill Murray for spending her weekend with us, working the crowds and telling her own Nokota® story. Megan McAndrew was instrumental in arranging for the arrival and appearance of Heart River, our solo Nokota® representative, and stood by his side those long days singing his praises! Brandon Deile was along for the ride and did everything possible to make things easier on everyone - you were priceless, dude! And lastly, our gratitude goes out to Dr. Castle McLaughlin and friends who drove in from Boston to spend the day.