2011 Spader Quarter Horses Annual Production Sale

The Spader Quarter Horses Annual Production Sale was held August 27, at the Windmill Arena in Centerview, Missouri. The sale, held in conjunction with the KC Ranch Horse Classic ranch horse competition, offered 31 horses for sale. From weanlings to riders, these horses had some of the finest foundation bloodlines coursing through their veins. These horses go back to the likes of Lucky Blanton, Leo SI 100 AAA, McKeag, Driftwood, Blue Valentine, Joe Hancock, Driftwood, Bar Heels, and Gold Fingers. By combining proven families for speed, cow sense, disposition, and color, Spader Quarter Horses has produced athletic horses destined to excel at whatever activity their owner chooses. All this, and wrapped up in a pretty package too! It’s no wonder that all the horses sold.

The high selling horse in the sale was Moleo Rondo Sweetie, a 2005 sorrel mare, who sold for $6,300. Sired by Moleo Rondo Samuel and out of Uptown Sister, “Sweetie” was a truly broke, all around horse. A proven barrel racing competitor, she had also been used for ranch work and pasture roping, and was one that the whole family could ride.

The 31 horses totaled $45,250, for an average sale price of $1,460. The Top 5 horses brought $27,000, for an average of $5,420. This sale follows the trend of buyers looking for, and willing to pay for, proven riders.

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Hutchings 6th Annual Silver Buckle Horse Sale

Quarter Horse, Red Chestnut (Sorrel) Roan

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The 6th Annual Silver Buckle Horse Sale was held August 27, in Fallon, Nevada. The Hutchings welcomed the addition of the Greg Kesler family of Double Dollar Livestock to their sale this year. The Hutchings and their guest consignors put together a first rate group of horses to sell this year. The Hutchings also started all their replacement fillies and 2-year-old stud colts, and offered them for sale as well. One hundred and fifty-one horses of all ages and sexes went through the ring, with 149 selling.

The high selling horse was a 2007 red roan gelding, DD Dun Shining Blue, that sold for $12,500. He was sired by Aint Dun Shining, a son of AQHA World Champion Shining Spark, and out of the mare PLL Deck of Blue. DD Dun Shining Blue had been used in the feedlot, on the ranch and in the mountains, and had also been headed and heeled off of.

The 149 Head that sold totaled $285,400. The average sale price was $1,915 and the sale percentage was 99%. The Top 6 sellers (2 brought the same price) brought $49,650, for an average of $8,275. All of the top sellers were either started under saddle or broke.

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2011 Come To The Source Production Sale

Joe Hancock AQHA P-455

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The Come To The Source Production Sale was held on August 27 in Laramie, Wyoming. Billed as “The Original Source For Blue Valentine Bloodlines”, the sale is put on by KeSa Quarter Horses, Merrit Quarter Horses, Bath Bros Ranch, and Vista Grande Ranch. The horses in the sale are as close as you can come to the bloodlines of Blue Valentine.They are the classic Driftwood/Hancock cross and bred for speed and performance. Immensely colorful with all shades of roan, buckskin, dun, and grullas in the mix, 89 horses of all ages were offered for sale, with all of them selling.

The high selling horse of the sale was Dos Plenty Fox, a 2009 blue roan stallion, who sold for $7,500. His sire is Blue Fox Hancock, an AQHA Performance Champion with 598 points to date and the 2010 AQHA Congress Heeling Champion. His dam is Plenty Carole Smith, by Plenty Try (a grandson of Blue Valentine). Dos Plenty Fox has 5 crosses to Blue Valentine, 4 crosses to Plenty Coup (a grandson of Joe Hancock), and is started under saddle.

The 89 head totaled $250,350. The average sale price was $2,813. The Top 7 sellers (3 sold for the same price) brought $47,000, for an average of $6,714. Five of the top sellers were broke to ride, with the other 2 being bred mares.

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2011 Fulton Performance Horse & Production Sale

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This year’s Fulton Performance Horse & Production Sale was held at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine, Nebraska. The Fultons, along with their guest consignors, brought 62 select horses to offer the buying public. From 2-year-old prospects to finished rope and barrel horses, these horses all had one thing in common: they were all athletes. With great running blood and exceptional foundation blood, these horses were bred to excel in the performance arena and be able to put in a good days work at the ranch. Of the 55 horses presented, 50 of them found new homes.

The high selling horse of the sale was Streakin Silver Dash, a 2009 bay roan mare, who sold for $46,000. Her sire is A Streak Of Fling AAA SI-98, who has a Race ROM, earnings of $27,645, and is the sire of multiple AQHA World Show qualifiers, Barrel Futurity and PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) money earners . Her dam, Silver Creek Dash (a Dash Ta Fame SI 113 daughter), has barrel racing earnings of $53,200.

The 50 head that sold netted $582,750. The average sale price was $11,655 and the sale percentage was 91%. The Top 5 sellers brought $157,000, for an average of $31,400. All Top 5 were offspring of A Streak Of Fling.

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Southeast Summer Sale

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The Southeast Summer Sale was held August 13, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The sale is held during the PAS Cutting Series held over the weekend. This year a new AQHA approved Western Pleasure & Reining Special Event was held during the series.

The sale itself was divided into 3 sessions. The first session was the Cow Horse session, in which the horses were allowed to work on cattle, showing off their skills as they were being sold. The Preferred session was next, followed by the General session. One hundred and sixty-two horses, from cow horses to hunters (and everything in between), went through the sale ring. One hundred and sixteen horses sold, with 46 horses being no-saled.

The high selling horse of the sale came from the Cow Horse session. Daisy K Dual, a 2001 AQHA sorrel mare, topped the sale at $10,400. Her sire, Kit Dual, has NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) earnings of $251,691 and is the sire of earners of $2,518,303 in NCHA, $46,786 in NRHA (National Reining Horse Association), $20,559 in NRCHA (National Reined Cow Horse Association), $1,360 in USTPA (United States Team Penning Association), and 43 AQHA point earners with 679 Performance points and 20 Performance ROMs (Register of Merits). Her dam Jigger Fulla Gin, a Tanquery Gin daughter, is the dam of foals with NCHA earning of $329,077 and 12 AQHA points. Daisy K Dual is also an NCHA earner of $25,763 and has 5 Youth points.

The 116 head that sold totaled $209,900. The average sale price was $1,809, and the sale percentage was 72%. The Top 5 sellers brought $41,800, for an average of $8,360.

It was no surprise that 4 of the top 5 selling horses were well broke horses from the Cow Horse session. The 5th was from the Preferred session, and was also cow horse bred.

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Day 2 of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

(from Professional Auction Services, Inc.)

Day Two Brings Biggers Gain

the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

Reno Nevada – October 1, 2011
 
The second day of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales improved on the dramatic gains seen on Thursday.  Friday featured the Select Yearling & Broodmare Sale.  The 2011 sale was 32% smaller with 67 horses being offered.  In spite of the smaller size, the total sales were up marginally.  The average sale price jumped 59% to $8,986 while completed sales improved to 84% for the session from the 2010 level of 79%.
 
The top price of the session was $39,000 attained by Hip No. 121, Very Red Remedy (AQHA), a yearling daughter of Very Smart Remedy, sold by Gardiner Quarter Horses to Sheri Jamieson.  The 2011 top price surpassed last year’s session topper of $37,000 which was the only horse to crack the $20,000 mark in 2010.
 
Two horses reached the session’s second highest price of $35,000.  Hip No. 73, Good God Almighty (AQHA), a yearling son of the young sire sensation One Time Pepto was sold by Camela Essick to buyer Clinton Anderson.  Hip No. 90, One Karat Cat (AQHA), a yearling son of perennial leading sire High Brow Cat and AQHA World Show Super Horse Shiners Diamond, sold by Gardiner Quarter Horses to buyer Cheryl Schuyler.
 
“We couldn’t be happier with the results” said Mike Jennings of Professional Auction Services, Inc.  “Recruiting was tough this year due to the lower numbers of horses  produced by breeders in 2009 and 2010.  That resulted in a smaller sale.  Demand seems to be stronger this year with more buyers competing for fewer horses.”   Jennings stated that he expects prices to rise significantly over the next two to three years until the supply of horses catches up to the increasing demand.
 
The Sales continues on October 1 with the final sessions of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales. The highly anticipated Select 2-Year-Old Sale will be followed by the Performance Horse Sale.
 
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