Farnley Farm & Shenandoah Pony Stud Production Sale

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Farnley ponies, the Farnley Farm & Shenandoah Pony Stud production sale was held on July 23, at the historic Farnley Farm in White Post, Virginia. Sixty-seven ponies of all sizes were offered, with 65 of them going to new homes. The majority of ponies were Welsh and half-Welsh, but 3 Dartmoor ponies also sold that day.

The highest selling pony was Farnley Collonade, a a 2006 dark chestnut half-Welsh gelding, who sold for $7,800. A Large pony with a blaze and 4 socks, he had lovely movement and was a very good jumper. He had started showing this year and was starting to settle into it with good placings.

The 65 head netted a total of $144,575, with an average price of $2,224 and a sale percentage of 97%. The Top 5 sellers brought $24,950, for an average of $5,990.

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2011 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale Summary

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The 2-day National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Sale, which included the Bar H Ranche Absolute Dispersal Sale, saw 251 head of horses pass through the sale ring, with 229 selling and 22 not reaching their reserve price (horse did not sell).

The overall high seller of the sale was Lil Baby Sister (Dual Pep x San Jo Pat), a 1995 chestnut mare, who sold for $230,000.

The 229 head that sold netted $2,393,050, with an average price of $10,450. The Top 5 sellers brought $458,500, averaging $91,700. The completed sale percentage for the entire sale was 91%.

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NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale Part 2

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Part 2 of the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Sale was held on Saturday, July 30th. One hundred and forty-six horses were consigned, and 128 were sold.

High selling horse of this session was Miss Rey Hickory, a 2003 sorrel mare, who sold for $98,000. Her sire is Dual Rey, earner of $105,038, and the 2010 NCHA #2 Leading Sire, siring earners of $18,700,000. Her dam is Miss Dry Hickory, by Docs Hickory, who earned $9,025. Miss Rey Hickory sold with a March colt at side by High Brow Cat, and an embryo due in 2010 by High Brow CD.

The 128 head netted $1,134,850, with an average price of $8,866. The Top 5 sellers brought $232,500, averaging $37,500. This session’s completed sale percentage was 88%.

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NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale Part 1

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The first part of the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Sale was held immediately following the Bar H Dispersal on Friday, July 29th, in Fort Worth, Texas. Fifty-six cow-bred horses went through the ring, with 52 of them selling.

The high selling horse of this session was Chatty Lil Kitty, a 2005 sorrel mare, who sold for $56,000. Her sire is High Brow Cat, earner of $110,800 and NCHA All-Time Leading Sire, with earners of $46,000.000. Her dam is SR Instant Choice, an aged event champion earning $40,000. Chatty Lil Kitty is herself an NCHA earner of $77,181. She sold with a February 9th colt at side by Dual R Smokin, and was bred back to him for a 2012 foal.

The 52 horses sold netted $596,900, for an average price of $11,479. The Top 5 horses brought $173,000, averaging $34,600. This session of the sale had a completed sale percentage of 93%.

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Bar H Ranche Absolute Dispersal Sale

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Forty-nine horses from the Bar H Ranche led off the first session of the 2011 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. The owner of the ranch, Bobby Pidgeon, is the NCHA’s #10 All-Time Leading Non-Pro Rider. Many of the horses carried the blood of Dual Pep and CD Olena. All the horses sold.

The high selling horse was Little Baby Sister, a 1995 AQHA chestnut mare, who sold for $230,000. She is by Dual Pep, NCHA earner of $302,054 and sire of NCHA money earners with official NCHA earnings of $22,506,316, and out of the mare San Jo Pat, NCHA money earner of $31,801 and the dam of 7 money earners with official NCHA earnings of $333,424. Little Baby Sister, with NCHA earnings of $22,834, is the dam of 6 NCHA money earners with official NCHA earnings of $1,034,828. She sold with a filly at side by Third Cutting and embryos by Metallic Cat and High Brow Cat.

The horses sold for a net total of $661,200, with an average price of $13,494. The Top 5 horses brought $341,000, for an average of $68,200.

(Results obtained from Western Bloodstock.)

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