2010 NILE Raffle Filly donated by Ed and Debbie Hinton, worked by Josh Bilbrey | TSLN.com

2010 NILE Raffle Filly donated by Ed and Debbie Hinton, worked by Josh Bilbrey

Courtesy photoJosh Bilbrey, from eastern Montana, will work the raffle filly for four days, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 12 and concluding Oct. 15.

It has become a tradition during the NILE Stock Show each year to feature a Raffle Filly. Again this year the NILE will sale raffle tickets for the chance to win a beautiful black three-year-old filly donated by Ed and Debbie Hinton of Rafter Diamond Quarter Horses, Scobey, MT. The NILE is pleased to bring back Josh Bilbrey as the 2010 featured clinician to spend four days during the NILE starting the filly.

The filly, “Saltys Coal Train,” is out of Saltys Diamond Boy by Saltys Devil 5 on the top and her dam is Kings Lady Gay by Ima King Bar. Rafter Diamond Quarter Horses from Scobey, MT, is proud to have donated this year’s raffle filly and has continually consigned high quality colts to the NILE Gold Buckle Select Weanling/Yearling Sale.

Josh Bilbrey grew up on ranches in eastern Montana. He began working colts and young horses from an early age, started riding horses for the public while in high school and taking on problem horses. He received a bachelors degree in Ag Business from the University of Wyoming. After graduating he started training horses full-time. Josh attended numerous clinics from some of the top horsemen in the country. He became the equine instructor for Miles Community College in 2007. Josh still trains horses and offers clinics. In 2008 he won the NILE Trainers Challenge.

The Josh Bilbrey Clinic, presented by Pfizer, will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and is held daily through Friday Oct. 15.

As in the past, the NILE Raffle will take place during the Gold Buckle Performance Horse Sale on Saturday, Oct. 16. However, prior to the drawing, raffle tickets can be purchased at the NILE Western Expo or at the NILE Office. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.

For more information go to: http://www.thenile.org or call the NILE office at 406-256-2495.

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