Summer is high visitor season, as well. The Annual Meeting always brings people to Linton from all over; this year we even welcomed friends from France and Sweden, in addition to people from throughout the United States. As the summer has unfolded, we’ve continued to see old and new Nokota® owners.
But what’s made the summer really memorable has been an extraordinary influx of professional trainers.
Sam Brown, a trainer from Pennsylvania, stopped in Linton on his way to Wyoming with his horse and spent a couple of weeks working with young stock.
Aaron and Riva England, of Goldthwaite, Texas, arrived with PatStady-Due, her mother, and Pat’s wonderful Nokota Indy. Aaron, who hasmany reining championships, is Indy’s trainer, with a goal of makinghim into a full-time Nokota ambassador to equine exhibitions throughoutthe United States.
Aaron’s friend Jack Lieser (who trains Harve and Febe English’s SpiritDog Farms Nokotas in Brenham, Texas), and Jack’s wife Sarah arrivedsimultaneously with Aaron, Riva and Pat, along with four of theirhorses for a visit in late July.
It was Trainer Heaven for many days, as Aaron offered a mini-clinicwith an unstarted Nokota at Frank and Shelly’s ranch and Jack followedup with his own demonstration the following day with an unstarted coltat Leo’s ranch.