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The Hetletved Quarter Horses‘ 13th Annual Production Sale & the Missouri River Breaks Performance & Ranch Horse Sale was held August 22 at LH Equine Center in Bismark, North Dakota. The sale was actually 2 sales put on by the same family. The production sale featured Hetletved Quarter Horse Ranch foals, along with a guest consignment of foals from Davis Quarter Horses. The Missouri River Breaks sale was put on by Lee & Penny Hetletved, the owners of LH Equine Center, and featured started and finished horses in a variety of arena and ranch disciplines. A total of 123 head was offered between the 2 sales.
The production sale started at 12:00 (CST) and featured 66 weanlings. The high selling weanling, a black filly by High Driftin Hancock out of Drifts Roan Prairie, brought $2,150.
All 66 head sold for a total of $37,375. The sale average was $566 and the sale percentage was 100%. The Top 5 Sellers brought $7,200 for an average price of $1,440.
After a lunch break, the Missouri River Breaks sale began. Sixty-seven horses went through the ring, with 45 of them selling.
The high seller of the performance sale was was Medrocks Smokin Dun, a 2001 bay gelding, who brought $8,900. He is sired by IMA Dun Cody, a son of Hollywood Dun It, and out of Smokin Pistol Chex. An exceptional rope horse, he had won money both heeling and heading. He had also been shown in working cowhorse and ranch versatility.
The 45 head that sold totaled $141,850 with an average of $3,152 and a sale percentage of 80%. The Top 5 Sellers brought $38,400, for an average of $7,680.
Between both sales, 111 horses sold for a total of $179,225. The average price was $1,616 and the sale percentage was 90%. The highest selling horses were, of course, the riders.
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