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The “Largest Live Arabian Horse Auction in the World”, the 8th annual Summer Celebration, was held at the Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee on August 7th. One hundred and fourteen horses showed up for the sale which was divided into 3 different sessions: the ‘Two Year Old’, the ‘Preferred’, and the ‘General’.
The ‘Two Year Old’ session saw 25 horses go through the ring. The 21 head that sold grossed $101,200, averaging $4,819. The high selling 2 year old, who was also the sale’s highest seller, was GSF Exclusive. The bay mare, by multi-National Champion English Pleasure Stallion, Afires Heir and out of the National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity Mare Noble Empress (by National Champion Park Horse IXL Noble Express), brought $19,500.
Fifty-three ‘Preferred’ horses followed the 2 year olds. Forty-one horses sold, totaling $128,400. They averaged $3,132. The high selling ‘Preferred’ horse was Eminent Sensation, a 2000 bay Half-Arabian/National Show Horse gelding. By Eminese Supreme out of Foxy Sensation, the 10-year-old gelding brought $15,000. He had done well in the show ring having won 2 Reserve Championships at Region 14 in 2009 in the Amateur English division.
The ‘General’ session closed the sale. Thirty-six horses were offered, with 27 of them selling. The ‘General’ session grossed $31,200 with an average of $1,156. The session’s high seller was Sultans Express IHF. The 2006 black-bay Half-Arabian, by National Champion Park Horse IXL Noble Express out of Sultan’s Taken By Storm, brought $3,500. He had 30 days under saddle.
Eighty-nine horses sold for a total of $260,800 with an average of $2,930 and a sales percentage of 78%. The sale’s Top 5 horses brought $85,200 for an average of $17,040.
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