Look at the Appaloosa Museum Raffle Horse Now – Winner!

IMG_8074Ochocho Nikki (aka Nik), the 2011 ApHC Museum Raffle Horse, now has a Silver Buckle to his name and represents the Appaloosa breed in many good ways. Nik and his owner, Debbie Herzman, won the Indian Division in the San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade held this past weekend (Saturday, March 23, 2013) in their first time out as a parade duo. Parade organizers reported it was the largest equestrian turnout in its 55 year history with over 600 horses in various divisions overall.

In 2011, Nik was donated as a 2 year old to the Museum for their annual raffle by Rafter DS Ranch in Fossil, Oregon and the rest is very happy history! He went to a new home with Debbie in Southern California and there began a slow but steady riding career. Nik has a calm, cool temperament and his colorful coat pattern attracts people wherever he goes. Fall of 2012 was his show debut with positive results and now in 2013 he is in full swing on the Appaloosa circuit, open shows (signed up for ACAAP) and parades. Nik is 97% Foundation bred and looks fantastic in Native American Indian regalia. The pair will join in Calizona’s future parade efforts too!

Submitted by Leslie Foxvog


  1. Pam Hargesheimer Said,

    March 28, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    Congrats to CZ Appaloosas parade group and kudos for teaming with Debbie Herzman who is the consummate heritage expert and craftsman. So proud of you all.
    Debbie you are the BEST!

  2. Patti Said,

    April 3, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    How neat!!! Congratulations to Debbie!

  3. debbie Said,

    April 3, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    thank you Pam!

  4. Penny Whitehaed Said,

    April 17, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    Congrats to Debbie and Nik, have watched from early on before the raffle ending and excited to know Debbie, from the intetermet. the breeder of Nik from the net also, Deb Stubblefield and the Calizona club was instrumental in my early association with the Appaloosa. GREAT JOB ALL..

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