Armitage Cowhorse Classic 2011

Quarter Horses

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The Armitage Cowhorse Classic sale was held on June 18th near Pryor, Oklahoma. The featured consignor was the Stuart Ranch (7S Ranch), winner of the “AQHA Best Remuda Award”, and nationally recognized as showing Real Gun to his 2004 AQHA World Show Superhorse championship. Sixty-eight cow-bred horses, from breeding stock to well-broke riding horses were offered. All 68 of the horses sold.

The high selling horse was Tachitas Scooter, a 2005 brown gelding, that brought $6,500. His sire, Smart Lil Scoot, was a NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic Champion, NCHA Open Classic/Challenge Champion, and is in the NCHA Hall of Fame with lifetime earnings of $266,425. His dam, Tachitas Last, is by the legendary Peppy San Badger, NCHA Hall of Fame, AQHA Hall of Fame, lifetime earnings of $172,710, and the #1 leading cutting horse sire of all time. “Scooter” has been used in the pasture, doctored lots of cattle, and has been roped on in the arena.

The 68 brought a total of $148,300, with an average price of $2,181. The Top 5 sellers brought $29,000, for an average of $5,800.

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Toskhara Arabian Sale

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The Toskhara Arabian Sale was held June 4th in Aubrey, Texas. Ninety-two Arabian horses, some imported from Poland, were offered in this first sale. From beautiful mares and foals, all the way to flashy show horses, a buyer had a large variety to choose from.

The high selling horse was TA Eurostar, a 2008 grey stallion, who brought $4,500. His sire is *Kordelas, a son of Monogramm, who had been raced in Poland, shown in the UK, Paris, and the United States, sired International Champions in North America and Europe, and ranked #14 for Performance sires of US Nationals in 2010. His dam, TA Europecjka by Pasat, was imported from Poland. He was shown as a youngster in Halter, is broke to ride, and is currently in reining training.

Of the 92 horses offered, 53 were passed out and 39 were sold. The 39 head totaled $49,400, with an average price of $1,267 and a sale percentage of 53%. The Top sellers brought $17,250, for an average of $3,450. It seemed there were more lookers than buyers at this sale, and that most buyers were there hunting for a bargain.

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2011 Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale


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The 2011 Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale was held June 4th in the indoor arena at the Powderhorn Ranch near Douglas, Wyoming. The Diamond-McNabb partnership and their guest consignors offered 87 head of good, athletic ranch-bred horses to the buying public. All were either broke or started and ready to go to new homes.

The high selling horse of the sale was Spinin N Twistin, a 2002 chestnut AQHA gelding, who brought $16,500. Sired by Jacspin, and out of Miss Twistin Nina, “Twister” was an all around ranch horse that anyone, from beginner to experienced rider, could ride. He had been roped off, sorted on, worked cows on and swum on by all ages and experience levels. He had also been to ranch rodeos where he did well.

For the 3rd year, all the horses sold. The 87 brought a total of  $581,500. The average price was $6,684, up from last year’s average of $6,497. The Top 5 sellers brought $70,000, for an average of $14,000.

About 540 people attended, with another 700+ people on the phone or online.  Horses were sold to buyers from 22 different states.

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Saddle Brook Stables 8th Annual Spring Sale

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Saddle Brook’s 8th Annual Spring Sale was held at the farm on May 21st in Jamestown, Tennessee. A wide variety of gaited horses (Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Rocky Mountain Horses, Racking Horses, and a Paso Fino), as well as 3 mules, went through their paces up and down the long aisle of the sale barn. Show horses, trail horses, prospects and breeding stock were all represented in the 87 horses that were there.

The high selling horse of the day was Bandit’s Sunshine Jet, a 2003 palomino and white Tennessee Walking Horse mare, who brought $2,250. By Go Boy’s Mountain Bandit out of Shadow’s Jet Cobra, she was broke to ride and had a sorrel and white colt by River Valentine Special on her side. She also sold with a stud fee to the Saddle Brook stallion of your choice.

Fifty-five head sold for a total of $38,400. The average price was $698 and the sale percentage was 63%. The Top 5 sellers brought $7,850, for an average of $1,570.

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CopperDragon III Sale

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The CopperDragon III sale was held May 14th at Sebring Stables in Richmond, Massachusetts. The sale, a collaboration of Sebring Stables, Dragonsmeade, and Copper Beech LLC., is in it’s third year and features the best of the Morgan horse bloodlines. A broad selection of horses, from seasoned show horses and prospects to breeding stock, were offered for sale. The high quality of the horses reflects the time and forethought that each of these farms puts into their breeding programs.

The high selling horse was Dragonsmeade Alsace, a 2007 bay mare, who brought $50,000. By And The Beat Goes On out of HVK Noble Wine, she is the full sister to World Champion Dragonsmeade Carnaros. She works well in the full bridle and drives too. She is ready to compete in the show ring.

Forty-nine horses sold for a total of $369,500. The average price was $7,541. The Top 5 horses brought $151,000, with an average of $30,200.

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2011 Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale

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The Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale was held April 30 at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center at Colorado State University. The sale is the annual culmination of a unique hands-on education in the CSU Equine Sciences Program. The sale is a collaboration of  the Horse Training Laboratory, Equine Sales Management and Equine Event Management classes. Over 65 students devote a semester or more to produce this annual sale. Invited ranches provide young, green horses to be trained by the students. This year, the Legends program involved 20 consignors, including some of the largest and best-known ranches, such as the Bartlett Ranches, Burnett Ranches (6666), Haythorn Ranch Co.,T-Cross Ranches, Valley Oak, and Wagonhound Land & Livestock. The student-trained horses, along with other horses from the ranches, were then presented at the sale.

The high selling was JS Easy Pep, a 2002 sorrel gelding consigned by Cowan Select Horses, LLC., who brought $14,500. His sire is Hickorys Indian Pep, who has won $140,583 in cutting. His dam, Docs Big Mama, is a daughter of Docs Fritzie Command, an AQHA World Junior Reining Reserve Champion. He was used on the ranch, roped off, and would watch a cow.  He also could go into the arena.

Sixty-two horses sold, bringing a total of $251,250. The average sale price was $4,052. The Top 5 sellers brought $53,200, for an average of $10,640.

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2011 BBR World Finals Barrel Horse Sale

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The 2011 BBR (Better Barrel Races) World Finals Barrel Horse Sale was held on April 30th at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sixty-three horses were sent through the sale ring, with 45 horses being sold and 18 being repurchased.

The high selling horse was Waves, a 1996 bay gelding, who brought $33,000. His sire, Special Leader SI(Speed Index) 103 was the 1991 Racing World Champion , Champion Aged Horse, Champion Aged Stallion, and earner of $292,605. His dam, Surf Jet, is a daughter of the legendary Easy Jet SI 100 AAAT, 1969 Racing World Champion, a member of the AQHA Hall of Fame, and earner of $445,723.

The net total of the 45 horses that sold was $270,700. The average price was $6,016 and the sale percentage of horses sold was 71%. The Top 5 sellers brought $83,000, for an average of $16,600.

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