REAL Ranch Horse Invitational Sale

A very active and enthusiastic crowd of buyers met April 19 at the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, west of Billings, Montana, for the annual REAL Ranch Horse Invitational Sale.  Interest in guaranteed-to-be-authentic ranch-ridden horses just keeps increasing – as evidence, this eight annual REAL Sale continued to enjoy an ever-increasing average. The top five horses sold averaged $16,500; top ten $13,600; top twenty $11,000; and all ranch horses sold averaged $8,650. Additionally, a few young (and less experienced) ranch horses sold.  The top five young horses averaged $6,750; all the young ranch horses sold averaged $4,650. New to the sale this year was the exhibit and sale of a stock dog, consigned by Chris Hatch of Lovell, WY.  Diamond B Ranch of Maui, HI placed the winning bid at $1,450.

Montana Ranch Horse Association members Josh Bilbrey, far right, and Jake Hahn, third from right, present scholarships to Kristen Cerroni (at left) and Bailey Remmich.

Montana Ranch Horse Association members Josh Bilbrey, far right, and Jake Hahn, third from right, present scholarships to Kristen Cerroni (at left) and Bailey Remmich.

Also new to the sale this year was the presentation of two $750 “Wanting to Make a Horse Hand” scholarships.  Offered on behalf of the governing body of the sale, the Montana Ranch Horse Association, these scholarships are available to students pursuing equine studies.  Winning the 2014 scholarship competition open to high school seniors was Kristen Cerroni of Lovell, WY.  Winning the scholarship competition open to second-, third-, or fourth-year students was Bailey Remmich of Hinsdale, MT. Top selling horse results are as follows:

Ethan Hall holds the high-selling horse consigned by Josh Bilbrey (at right) and purchased for $27,000.

Ethan Hall holds the high-selling horse consigned by Josh Bilbrey (at right) and purchased for $27,000.

High-selling horse:  Lot 54 “Rawhide Tari Bonkers,” a 5-year-old AQHA sorrel gelding consigned by Josh Bilbrey of Bozeman, MT and purchased by Ethan Hall of Mandaree, ND for $27,000. Second high-selling horse:  Lot 10 “Rawhide Rooster Te,” a 7-year-old AQHA buckskin gelding consigned by Blaine Humble of Faith, SD and purchased by Ethan Hall for $16,000. Third high-selling horse:  Lot 11 “Ace,” an 11-year-old grade red roan gelding consigned by Quinn Larsen of Shell, WY and purchased by Dawn Calderwood of Billings for $15,000. Fourth high-selling horse:  Lot 56 “Rawhide Stylish Dude,” a 7-year-old AQHA gray gelding consigned by Nate & TJ Wald of Lodge Grass, MT and purchased by Diamond B Ranch of Maui, HI for $13,000. Fifth high-selling horse (tie):  Lot 16 “Rawhide Zip Tip,” a 4-year-old AQHA sorrel gelding also sold by Josh Bilbrey and purchased by Diamond B ranch for $11,500. Fifth high-selling horse (tie):  Lot 76 “Captain Jack,” an 8-year-old grade buckskin gelding consigned by Jared Gill of Lysite, WY and purchased by Ethan Hall for $11,500.  The top selling young ranch horse:  Lot 43 “FQHR Swivel Watch,” a 5-year-old AQHA bay roan gelding consigned by Charles Hall of Red Lodge, MT and purchased by Randy Stoner of Kilgore, NE for $7,500. Second high-selling young ranch horse:  Lot 58 “Gumbo Sugar Nic,” a 5-year-old AQHA bay roan gelding consigned by Matt Noyes of Big Horn, MT and also purchased by Randy Stoner, for $7,000. The final sale tally showed that horses sold to California; Colorado; Hawaii; Montana; North Dakota; Nebraska; Wyoming; and Alberta, CA.  Volume buyers included Diamond B Ranch of Maui, HI; Park Range Ranch of Walden, CO; Ethan Hall of Mandaree, ND; Michael Hooks of Red Lodge, MT; Taylor Brown (LO Bar Ranch) of Sand Springs, MT; and Randy Stoner of Kilgore, NE. Each year at the REAL Ranch Horse Invitational Sale a benefit colt is sold with 100% of the purchase price going to Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch.  This year the benefit colt, a 2-year-old AQHA red roan gelding, came from Froelich Quarter Horses of Selfridge, ND. The colt was purchased by Robert Model (Mooncrest Ranch) of Cody, WY for $2,400. Dates for next year’s sale are April 17-18, 2015, and next year’s catalog is already filled with horses that are making lots of tracks this branding season.

Ranch Horse Competition and Sale

RANCH HORSE COMPETITION

The results are in from the Ranch Horse Competition held at Farmfair in Edmonton, Alberta.  The competition is open to proven ranch horses, four-years-of age or older, who compete for a cash prize and a championship buckle.

1st – Jesse Thomson on ER Uvalde, owned by Edey Ranches.  Score 302.

2nd – Rod Thiessen with My Midnight League, owned by Frehlick Quarter Horses.  Score 298.

3rd – Beau Smith, rider and owner on Master`s Holy Spirit.  Score 296.

4th – Jody Elliott on Tub O`Black, owned by Morris Monias.  Score 274.

5th – Max Hanson with Oklahoma Dave, owner and rider.  Score 271.6th

2010 Northlands Ranch Horse Sale Results

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

Edmonton EXPO Centre

LotDescriptionConsignorPricePurchaser
1BuckskinOKLAHOMA DAVENo Sale
GeldingMax and Marie Hanson
Pollock, TX
2PalominoMASTERS HOLY SPIRIT$5200Chris & Anne Thompson
MareBeau SmithCalgary, AB
Abbey, SK
3SorrelCOLTON$3000R.K. Smith
GeldingWowk RanchArdrossan, AB
Beauvallon, AB
4BrownROSELLA WHIRL$2400Hillary Shannon
MareDonna GalvinHinton, AB
Okotoks, AB
5SorrelDELLS POCO LYNX$2500Reeca Vars
MareLee and Lorraine MillerSherwood Park, AB
Carbon, AB
6BlackTUB O BLACKNo Sale
GeldingMoniashorses.com
Lac La Biche, AB
7PalominoCARLO BETAGOLD$3300Ralph and Laurel Pole
GeldingWill MackinawErskine, AB
Bluffton, AB
8BrownER UVALDE$6000Crystal Ference
GeldingEdey RanchesGibbons, AB
Longview, AB
9SorrelSKIPS DENNY BARNo Sale
GeldingMax and Marie Hanson
Pollok, TX
10BayAV HICKORY DEE BAR$5200Dan Sager
GeldingClayton HinesCalgary, AB
Rocky Rapids, AB
11BlackMY MIDNIGHT LEAGUE$6500Fred Goodchild
MareFrehlick Quarter HorsesEdmonton, AB
Estevan, SK
12BayDOCS GINNIN PEP$2300Jim Branden
GeldingErin GalvinVega, AB
Okotoks, AB
13PalominoGAYLA HIGH N SMOOTH$3300Les Bobocel
GeldingLarry DavidLac La Biche, AB
Condor, AB
14SorrelSMOKIN VENTURENo sale
GeldingDale and Terry Albrecht
Trochu, AB
15BayZBAR SMART PINEScratch
GeldingZBAR Performance Quarter Horses
Bluffton, AB
16SorrelLIL RITZ N GLITZNo sale
MareBlackland Ranch
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
17BayA SPECIAL CAT$3500Clem Lowry
GeldingFrehlick Quarter HorsesPerryvale, AB
Estevan, SK
18ChestnutGAYLA PARKER$4500Kevin Marchinek
GeldingLarry DavidStauffer, AB
Condor, AB
19Red RoanCAT PRINCE$2000Bruce Greenwood
GeldingDonna GalvinEvansburg, AB
Okotoks, AB
20SorrelSMOKIN LITTLE KID$3600Ben Baader
Gelding7P RanchOnoway, AB
High River, AB
Average of horses sold:$3807

Heritage Ranch Rodeo Results

The following are the final results from the Heritage Ranch Rodeo, running from November 7th to 9th, as part of Farmfair.  The top Heritage ranches in Canada were invited to compete.

The Mesabi Ranch in Nanton, Alberta came out in first in the Ranch Rodeo Competition with a total of 46.5 points.  Each ranch competed in Sorting, Branding, Wild Cow Milking,  Team Doctoring, Wild Horse Race and Bronc Riding events to determine the winner.  The Rocking Ranch, also in Nanton, Alberta, came in second with 43.5 points, with both ranches earning a score of 76 in the Bronc ride.

The R Bar Ranch in Bluffton, Alberta came in close with a score of 43 points. The ranch excelled in the Sorting and Wild Cow Milking events.

Bar U Ranch in Longview, Alberta, finished fourth with a final score of 31 points.  The Bronc riding turned out to be the deciding factor – the ranches that placed 4th and 5th both had a rider bucked off in that event.

The other finalists included 45 Ranch from Winfield, Alberta and Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan with a score of 31 points; Stump Lake Ranch from Longview, Alberta with 30 points (which included a score of 85 in the Bronc ride); High Plains Ranch in Carnduff, Saskatchewan, with 29 points; and Roseburn Ranches, High River, Alberta, with a final score of 24 points.

Top Hand: Blake Schlosser

Top Female: Carrie Kraft

Top Bronc Rider: Matt Robertson

Top Working Cow Horse: Nolan Pharis