Red Cloud Is Nokota Champion at Devon

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Red Cloud, Nokota champion. Photo: Hoof Print Images
Red Cloud, Nokota champion. Photo: Hoof Print Images

DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30–Red Cloud was the champion Nokota horse at Dressage at Devon breed show Thursday displaying the best of an Indian and ranch stock of which fewer than 1,200 remain.

The Nokota class was one of more than 20 breeds including Oldenburgs, Hanoverians and KWPN horses as well as Gypsy Vanners.

Red Cloud is, a six-year-old red roan pinto gelding owned and shown by Terri Fuellgraf of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.

“He has a lot of potential for dressage,” Terri said, though he also enjoys riding out and he competes in judged trail rides.

This versatility and athletic ability are common to this rare breed who “are extremely people-oriented and bond with their owners.”

Claiming the Gypsy Vanner class was Majestic Legend, a two-year-old stallion bred by Powerpaint Gypsy Farm. Carol Camiola purchased the young stallion a year ago and plans to use him for trail riding.

Although Rabiola won the grand championship Wednesday, the stallions at Iron Spring Farm of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, also earned accolades on Thursday. UB40 won the blue ribbon in the Get of Sire class, with Florianus II placing second. Both young stallions have been recognized as successful show horses and now they are making names for themselves as sires.

“UB40 is doing well in the show ring and it’s the mark of a good stallion to be a good show horse and have nice offspring,” said Mary Alice Malone, Iron Spring Farm owner. “I’m also very excited for Florianus. He’s a fantastic show horse and this is first crop of foals.”