This horse has a belly spot. It also has a blaze and three stockings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The 2012 National Clydesdale Sale was held April 28 at a new venue this year, the Michiana Event Center in Howe, Indiana. One hundred and thirty-two Clydesdales, along with 13 Shires and 1 Gypsy Vanner, were sent through the ring. In the end, 126 horses were sold.
The sale breakdown:
- 29 Clydesdale geldings selling for a total of $91,500, averaging $3,155
- 62 Clydesdale mares selling for a total of $263,250, averaging $3,810
- 26 Clydesdale stallions selling for a total of $21,400, averaging $3,023
- 8 Shires selling for $21,400, averaging $2,625
- 1 Gypsy Vanner selling for $1,200
The high selling horse was Freedom Majestic Liverpool, a 2008 stallion, who sold for $20,000. He was sired by Freedom Royal Majestic, and out of Freedom Eaton Annabelle by Hillmoor Fusilier.
The 126 horses sold for $428,960, with an average price of $3,404 and a sale percentage of 86%. The Top 5 sellers (all Clydesdales) brought $80,250, averaging $16,050.
Barrel racing at Coulee City Last Stand Rodeo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The 2012 BBR (Better Barrel Races) World Finals Barrel Horse Sale was held on April 28 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fifty well-bred barrel horses and prospects were sent through the ring with 38 selling.
The high selling horse was Magic Master Bug, a 1997 black AQHA gelding, who sold for $32,500. He is sired by Mr. Master Bug SI 110 (SI-speed index), a Six-Time Champion, stakes winner of 17 races with earnings of $1,793,798, and the sire of 113 ROM (Register Of Merit) with earnings of $918,193. His dam is Pansy Bar Pine by Pines Easter Jet SI 102, a AAA producer and a proven WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) winning barrel producer. Magic Master Bug has Barrel Futurities of America earnings of $23,810.
The 38 horses that sold netted a total of $294,700, for an average price of $7,755 and a sale percentage of 72%. The Top 6 sellers brought $128,000, averaging $21,333.
The 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Sale was held April 14 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. One hundred and eight cutting-bred horses were consigned, with 78 selling.
The high selling horse of the Super Stakes was Hangem High Playboy, a 1997 sorrel mare, who sold for $117,000. She is an own daughter of Freckles Playboy and out of the mare Stressin, by Dual Pep. She is an NCHA money earner of $75,543. She was the #6 NCHA leading producer in 2009, whose foals have earned more than $425,000. She sold with two embryos, one by Peptoboonsmal and the other by Metallic Cat.
The 78 horses sold netted #841,100, for a sale average of $10,783 and a sale percentage of 72%. The Top 5 sellers brought $239,000, averaging $47,800.
A cutting horse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Brewer Ranch Dispersal Sale was held on April 14th at the beginning of the NCHA Super Stakes Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. Forty horses were consigned and sold. The high selling mare from this dispersal ended up being the overall highest seller of the NCHA Super Stakes Sale.
Cats Peptolena, a 2005 red roan mare, sold for $148,000. She is sired by High Brow Cat, earner of $76,841 and NCHA #1 All-Time Leading Sire, with earners of $49,900,000. Her dam, Peptolena Lucinda by Peptoboonsmal, has NCHA earnings of $76,840 and is the dam of 8 money earners. Cats Peptolena is also a NCHA money earner, with earnings of $99,074. Her 2012 embryo by Pepto Rio Playboy sold with her.
The 40 horses consigned sold for $790,600, for an average price of $19,765. The Top 5 sellers sold for $379,000, averaging $75,800.
Dancing with Cows – NCHA Futurity (Photo credit: Jeffrey K. Edwards)
The 5th annual Land of Lincoln Performance Horse Sale was held March 17, 2012, at Double G Farms in Sterling, Illinois. The sale featured horses carrying many outstanding cutting, reining, and ranch horse bloodlines. Sixty-four bred-to-perform horses were offered, with 36 of them selling.
The high selling horse was Hickory Oh Cay, a 2007 sorrel gelding, who sold for $5,850. This young gelding was sired by Oh Cay Quixote, an AQHA High Point performance Horse, AQHA Congress Open and Non-Pro NCHA Champion, and NCHA Money-Earner, with life time earnings of $154,785. His dam, Shesa High Brow Lena, is a daughter of High Brow Hickory, a NCHA money earner of $197,282 and an All-Time Leading Cutting Sire whose offspring have earned over $4,000,000.
The 36 horses that sold netted a total of $63,675, with average price of $1,769 and a sale percentage of 56%. The Top 5 sellers brought $21,950, for an average of $4,390.