The NHC's 13th Annual Meeting was held at St. Michael's Catholic Church Hall in rural Linton on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Pictured here is the newly elected board of directors. Standing left to right: Leo Kuntz, Leigh Garber, Seth Zeigler, Castle McLaughlin, Hilary Goff, Jack Lieser, Butch Thunder Hawk (resigned director), Kevin Oien, Frank Kuntz and Shelly Hauge. Kneeling are Geoff Roehrs and Elizabeth Bell. Not pictured are: Dave Archambault, Don Becker, Denise Folston, Terri Fuellgraf, Francois Marchal, Kathy King-Raedeke and Andy Wood.
The Ohio Equine Affaire, held annually in Columbus, OH, was conducted April 8-11, 2011. And while attendance numbers were not what have been experienced in the past, we were blessed with many periods of brisk 'business' at the booth and stalls. There were nine Nokota® horses there to represent the breed and participate in the demo, which was scheduled strategically to precede a John Lyon's clinic ...
needless to say the stands were packed!! There was much excitement generated about the upcoming Nokota® Young Horse Handling clinic scheduled for September 15-18, 2011 in the Columbus, OH area. More information regarding this event can be seen at http://jacklieser.com/
The Texas Nokota® Colt-Starting Clinic that was held in Chappell Hill, TX in early March is but a fond memory to the majority of the participants, but we wanted to share the experience with our readers and supporters who may be interested in seeing what goes on and the progression from basically untouched to 'started'. It was a magical time for those who were able to attend.
Courses of a Different Holler
This is a tail of parallel paths – a duality of animal spirits.
A tale of night and day dreams mixed with day and night mares.
On August 18, a double renewal was celebrated. On four legs, the Nokota® Horse, original pioneer of the Northern Plains – still striving thanks to the efforts of the Kuntz brothers. And also on four legs – albeit two pair – Jackie and Tim Martin, marking the 23rd wedding in their thriving marital adventure.