Dancing with Cows – NCHA Futurity (Photo credit: Jeffrey K. Edwards)
The 3rd annual Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale was held June 6 at the Weston County Fairgrounds in New Castle, Wyoming. Sixty-six broke ranch horses (including 4 high-quality 2 year olds) were presented for sale, with all but 1 selling.
The high selling horse was A Peppy San Badger, a 2005 sorrel gelding, who brought $15,500. His sire, Annies Little Pepper, is a son of the great AQHA Hall of Fame sire Peppy San Badger. His dam, Si Olena Baker, is a daughter of Si Olena who was the 1998 World Senior Cutting Champion and earned NCHA earnings of $97,000. A Peppy San Badger has been to ranch rodeos, has been roped off, and can work a cow.
The sixty-five horses that sold netted $466,650, with an average sale price of $7,179 and a sale percentage of 98%. The Top 5 sellers brought $95,000, for an average of $13,571.
Tell-tale tan areas and an absence of rich red tones in the coat indicate that this horse may be a lighter shade of seal brown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale took place June 2, 2012, in the indoor arena at the Powderhorn Ranch in Douglas, Wyoming. Ninety performance-bred prospects, a mixture of geldings and mares, were offered. All ninety, from young started prospects to seasoned ranch hands, were sold.
The high selling horse was Spoonful of Gin, a 2005 chestnut AQHA gelding, who sold for $35,000. His sire is Hes A Peptospoonful, National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) money earner of $72,412. His dam is Jo Sue Gin, who’s sire Tanquery Gin was a NCHA money earner of $15,199 and whose offspring have won over $2,089,410.
The ninety horses netted $976,100, with an average sale price of $10,846. The Top 5 sellers brought $132,000, for an average of $26,400.
A Buttermilk Buckskin Horse. Photo by Ron Miller, Horse owned by Mary Miller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The 2012 Old Fort Days Futurity Horse Sale was held Wednesday, May 23 during the Old Fort Days Futurity in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Thirty-eight performance-bred horses, from broodmares in foal to solid ranch and rodeo horses, were consigned to be sold. Twenty-one of the 38 were sold.
The high selling horse was CE Poker Face, a 2009 black AQHA gelding, who brought $21,500. His sire is High on Corona SI-93 (Speed Index) winner of $15,430 and a leading barrel sire. His dam is CE Black Opal by Dash For Perks SI-93, a leading race sire and an all-time leading barrel sire. CE Poker Face has been hauled and exhibitioned.
The 21 horses netted $94,150, with a sale average of $4,483 and a sale percentage of 55%. The Top 5 sellers brought $53,100, for an average of $10,620.
Spotted Saddle Horse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The ninth annual Saddle Brook Stables Spring Sale was held May 5, 2012, in Jamestown, Tennessee. Seventy-six gaited horses (some Tennessee Walking Horses, some Spotted Saddle Horses, and some grade gaited horses) consigned by Saddle Brook Stable and guest consignors traveled up and down the sale barn aisle to show their stuff to potential buyers. Fifty-two of the 76 horses sold that day.
The high-selling horse was Dixie’s Champagne Cowboy, a 2004 champagne & white spotted gelding, who brought $2,350. He is registered as a Spotted Saddle Horse and his sire is the Tennessee Walking Horse stallion Eb’s Wind Dancer. He is kid safe with nice gaits.
The 52 horses netted $37,500, with a sale average of $721 and a sale percentage of 68%. The Top 5 sellers brought $10,000, for an average of $2,000.
American Quarter Horse (Photo credit: luagh45)
The Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale was held this year on April 28 at Colorado State University‘s B. W. Pickett Equine Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The sale culminates the hands-on education in the CSU Equine Sciences program. A total of 63 Quarter Horses were to be auctioned. Thirty-four young 2 & 3 year olds were consigned by CSU’s industry partners and were started by the students. An additional 29 were directly consigned. Twenty-two consignors, including some of the nation’s best known ranches (such as Haythorn, Four 6’s, T-Cross, and Wagonhound), contributed horses to the sale.
Two horses tied for top seller, both of them bringing $18,500.
The top sellers were:
- WR Cal Pepper, a 2008 buckskin gelding, consigned by the Wood Ranch. Sired by BP Smart Little Pep, and out of Cal Beauty, he had seen all types of ranch work. He roped head and heels, and was good in the box. He also had potential as a barrel horse, as he had a lot of speed.
- Sparkling Rendition, a 2009 black mare, consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock, LLC. Her sire, Wimpys Little Step, is 1 of only 2 horses to have won both the All-American Quarter Horse Congress and National Reining Horse Association Open Futurities. He is the youngest NRHA $2 Million Sire, the 2011 leading NRHA Junior Sire, and his offspring have earnings in excess of $2.9 million. Her dam, Shiney Miss Hickory, is a National Reined Cow Horse Association money earner and is by Shining Spark, a NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee. He is the only $3 Million NRCHA sire with offspring earning in excess of $7.6 million and more than 32,800 AQHA points, including 60 World or Reserve World Champions.
The sale was the most successful in the program’s seven years, netting $351,400. The average sale price was $5,578. The Top 5 sellers brought $77,700, for an average of $15,540.