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Iron Horse Award

The Nutrena® Iron Horse $10,000 award is sponsored by Nutrena, the official feed of the Appaloosa Horse Club and is crowned at the World Championship Appaloosa Show. The Nutrena® Iron Horse award recognizes the legendary versatility and athleticism of the Appaloosa. To be eligible to compete for this award, a horse must enter and compete in classes in four of five contest categories and place in the top ten in three of those classes. Contest categories are halter, western, English, games and cattle, and the classes can be open or non-pro events. Points are totaled after the last qualified class at the show. The horse with the highest total wins the award.

The stakes are high with a $10,000 cash award and an original bronze sculpture of an Appaloosa, entitled “Forged from Fire”. Wally Shoop of Stillwater, Minnesota designed the sculpture. Wally is an artist who grew up in the Badlands of South Dakota. He has a great reverence for American Indian tribes and is knowledgeable about the Nez Perce and their history with the Appaloosa horse.

The 2008 Nutrena Iron Horse Award winner is STATE OF DEE HEART, owned by Ed and Missy Millhouse of Stillwater, Minnesota. Other horses in the standings include: 2nd, MR BIG BUCKS, owned by Karen Grimm, Minden, Nevada; 3rd, MR TIPS BUDWIZER, owned by Katrina and Pamela Kaiser, Pilot Point, Texas; 4th IMA TOUCH DZ, owned by Debbie Sigler, St. Charles, Illinois.

Categories: World Show