POA 2010 International Sale

The 2010 Pony of the Americas International Sale was held on October 8th & 9th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Held in conjunction with the Pony of the Americas Club’s Futurity Show, some of the finest ponies nationwide were there. One hundred ninety ponies, including some that were showing in the futurity, were offered to the buying public during the 2 days. At the end of Saturday’s session, 146 ponies had been sold.

High selling pony of the sale was Zipped in Gold Satin, a 2002 palomino leopard mare, that brought $7,000. By Gold Viper, a son of Tribute To Prince (sire of international and world champions), and out of the Quarter Horse mare Zippos Diana Bar, she had been shown at state, regional, and classic shows with many class wins and high points. She was the high selling weanling in 2002 and also a Reserve International Champion in Halter as a yearling.

The 146 head that sold grossed $222,425, with an average sale price of $1,523 and a sale percentage of 77%. The Top 5 sellers brought $31,200, for an average of $6,240.

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2010 Shoemaker – Eddleman Quarter Horse Production Sale

A stock type horse suitable for cattle work

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Held at the Horse Palace near West Billings, Montana, the Shoemaker – Eddleman 2010 Production sale featured 61 head of beautiful ranch-raised Quarter Horses. Featuring the bloodlines of foundation cow horses crossed with the lines of top running horses, the animals offered were athletic and versatile enough to handle anything – from taking a quiet trip down the trail to performing in the arena. From 2010 foals to finished arena horses, all 61 horses sold.

The top selling status was shared by 2 horses, who both sold for $7,000. The first was SE A Spooky Sign, a 2005 sorrel gelding. He is sired by Chivato Chubasco, a son of The Signature (SI 107 and sire of offspring winning over $11 million) and out of Bar O Little Spook, a granddaughter of Mr. Bar None (AQHA Race Champion). He had been ridden on the ranch, was headed on, and had been started on the barrels.

The other top seller was SE Secret Dynamite, a 2006 sorrel gelding. He is sired by Live Dynamite, a grandson of Peppy San Badger (NCHA Hall of Fame, AQHA Hall of Fame, and sire of offspring earning over $24 million) and out of Sharon Secrets, a daughter of Mr. Peppy Lux (Register of Merit in Roping). He has been ridden on the ranch and headed on.

The 61 head grossed $88,725, with an average sale price of $1,455. The Top 5 sellers brought $33,600, for an average price of $6,720.

2010 Virginia Hunter & Sport Horse Fall Sale

The Westphalian excels in dressage

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The 2010 Virginia Hunter & Sport Horse Fall Sale was held October 23rd at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia. The sale is divided into 3 sessions: Pony Session, Premier Session, and Horse Session. Thirty-two ponies, 11 Premier horses, and 42 Horse Session horses were sent through the sale ring. Of the 85 horses and ponies, only 19 were not sold.

The high seller of the Pony session was Last Chance, a 2010 chestnut Welsh/TB stallion, who brought $4,200. He was sired by Land’s End Poseidon and out of the mare Chance Of A Lifetime, a Devon and Futurity winner.

High seller of the Premier Session was Brendan, a 2006 dark bay Westphalian-cross gelding, who brought $6,400. Sired by Welt Hit Star and out of the mare Emma, he was graded Supreme at an Oldenburg weanling test.

The overall high seller came out of the Horse session. Bringing $13,800 was Elouise, a  2002 bay Westphalian/TB cross mare. Sired by Gambit Z and out of the Thoroughbred mare Cautious Beauty, Elouise had been used for lessons and was shown jumping up to 3 feet.

The 66 horses that sold grossed $128,100, for an average sale price of $1,941 and a sale percentage of 78%. The Top 5 sellers brought $38,900, with an average of $7,780.

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