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.
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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.
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.