Held on April 24th, the Pitzer Ranch Spring Sale didn’t disappoint. The quality of horses that were there were definitely up to the standards that you would expect from this ranch. From mares & foals (some very new, 1 born the night before the sale) to riders and breeding stallions, a buyer had a wide variety to choose from.
Fifty-five head of broodmares sold for an average of $1,067. The high selling broodmare was Dukes Red Princess, a 2004 red roan, who brought $3,800. She was sired by Duke Joe Jack, who has 8 halter, 450 performance points, and a Superior in Heading and in Heeling. Her dam, Jacks Princess Red, has 90.5 performance points and a Superior in Heading. Dukes Red Princess had a 3 day old filly at her side by Zans Gold Digger, an earner of over 60 performance points.
Twelve head of breeding-age stallions sold for an average of $6,583. The high selling stallion was Sweet Genuine Hombre, a 2005 red dun, who sold for $17,000. He was sired by Genuine Hombre, who has 23.5 halter points, 536 performance points, and is an AQHA Champion and Performance Champion. His dam, Sweet Red Bartender, was unshown and the dam of 6 other foals up to 2009. He had already earned AQHA Superior Heading and Superior Heeling awards.
One hundred and thirty-six head of geldings, 4 years old and older, were sold for an average of $5,320. The high selling gelding of this group and the entire sale was Pretty Boy Fletch, a 2004 sorrel, who brought $22,000. By Pretty Boy Cat (NCHA money earner of $47,510) and out of the mare Abigail Fletch (dam of 7 NCHA money earners of $323,340), he has been hauled to rodeos, ropings and helped at the World Show.
Twenty head of 2 & 3 year old geldings sold for an average of $1,664. The high seller was Eyes Of Class, a 2007 buckskin, who brought $3,750. He was sired by Two Eyed Red Buck, who has 29.5 halter, 249.5 performance points, Superiors in Heading & Heeling, and is an AQHA Champion. His dam was Classy Lady 015, who was unshown and the dam of 6 through 2007.
Three broke ponies sold, averaging $3,267. The high selling pony was PJS Holden, a 2002 gray, who brought $4,200.He has been used in all the games at local horse show, team penned, team sorted, breakaway roping, and used as a goat tying horse.
Twenty-four head of 4 year old & older mares sold, averaging $3,679. The high seller in this group was Two LD Lady Starlite, a 2005 palomino, who brought $14,000. She was sired by ER Hot Chex, who has 2 halter, 620 performance points, Superiors in Calf Roping, Reining, and Heeling, and is an AQHA Performance Champion. Her dam, Pistol Pakin Starla, is the dam of 2 through 2007. She’d been shown in heading and heeling, and has earned 67 points.
Twenty-four head of 2 & 3 year old mares sold for an average of $1,444. High seller was Docs Two Red Roses, a 2008 bay, who brought $2,200. She is a daughter of Two Eyed Red Buck (AQHA Champion) and out of Doc A Rose, unshown and the dam of 4 through 2009.
Fourteen yearling mares sold for an average of &557. The high seller was Josie Rocket Song, a sorrel, who brought $1,300. She was by Show Me A Song Joes, who has 8 halter and 450 performance points, and out of JK Genuine Rockette, who was ridden in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program and is the dam of 2 through 2008.
Six yearling stallions & geldings sold for an average of $863. The high seller was Jacks Genuine Chex, a 2009 sorrel stallion, who brought $1,500. He was sired by ER Hot Chex (AQHA Performance Champion), and out of Docs Chigger McCue, unshown and the dam of 4 through 2007.
By the end of the sale 294 horses had been sold, totaling 1,045,464 and with an average price of $3,556 and a sale percentage of 96%. The Top 6 sellers brought $100,000, for an average of $16,667.
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