Come To The Source Production Sale

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Held August 28th at the fairgrounds outside Laramie, Wyoming, the 13th annual Come To The Source Production Sale featured 97 horses. The bloodlines of Joe Hancock, Blue Valentine, and Driftwood were all represented in this offering of sturdy and athletic ranch-raised horses. A majority of these horses were roan, the “cowboy color”.

The high seller was Blue Fire Hancock, a 2006 grullo roan stallion, who brought $8,600. He was sired by Blues Roan Hancock, an AQHA points earner in heeling, and out of Lil Jambalaya, a daughter of Wyo Blue Bonnet.

Ninety-six horses sold for a total of $244,550. The average sale price was $2,547 and the sale percentage was 99%. The Top 5 Sellers brought $33,100, with an average of $6,620.

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Hetletved Quarter Horses’ 13th Annual Production Sale & the Missouri River Breaks Performance & Ranch Horse Sale

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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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Willow Creek Quarter Horses 3rd Production Sale

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The Willow Creek Quarter Horse Sale was held August 22 at the Harm & Tulleys Event Center in Bloomfield, Nebraska. The Willow Creek breeding program is built upon bloodlines from such horses as those of noted South Dakota breeder Stanley Johnston (Doc’s Jack Frost, Orphan Drift, & Sak Em San), AQHA Hall of Fame cutting horse sire Colonel Freckles, and the King Fritz cow horses. Sixty-nine of these ranch raised, all-around performance bred horses were offered to the public, with only one not going to a new home.

The high selling horse of the sale was a 2000 buckskin mare, Busy N Smart, who brought $9,500. She is a daughter of Tuf N Busy, an AQHA Performance Champion and sire of World Champions, AQHA Champions, and NRHA and NCHA earners. Her dam, Smart Me Up, is an own daughter of the legendary Smart Little Lena (who recently passed away) and out of a daughter of the also legendary Mr Gun Smoke. She is bred to DR Shining Spark, a son of #1 NRCHA All-Time Leading sire Shining Spark, for a 2011 foal.

The 68 head that sold grossed $141,150, with an average sale price of $2,076 and a sale percentage of 99%. The top 5 sellers brought $32,400, for an average of $6,480.

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2010 Spader Quarter Horses & Friends Annual Production Sale

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Spader Quarter Horses held their annual production sale at the Due West Arena in Kansas City, Kansas, on August 21.  Following an Open Ranch Horse Competition and Horsemanship clinic, the sale featured 17 foals, 6 yearlings, and 11 riders ranging from just started to competitor. The Spader consignment featured ranch-bred horses of Blue Valentine and Joe Hancock bloodlines. Also featured was a special consignment of 5 yearling filly prospects from AQHA Legacy Breeder Drydale Quarter Horses’ 50+ year breeding program.

The high selling horse of the sale was Cloud Street, a 2004 grey AQHA gelding, who sold for $8,500. A pro-caliber competitor in heading, heeling, and working ranch rodeos, he currently holds a record at the WRCA (Working Ranch Cowboys Association) World Finals for calf branding.

Thirty-three horses sold for a total of $40,525 with an average price of $1,228 and a sale percentage of 97%. The Top 5 sellers, all riders, brought a total of $18,500 for an average of $3,700. Just proves that buyers are still out there looking for broke horses.

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