The Western Horse Sale

The Western Horse Sale, now in its eighteenth year, saw 53 horses presented to the buying public by a number of high profile consignors on Oct. 4 in Red Deer, Alberta, during the Canadian Supreme Show and Trade Fair, held Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.

This year, the auction featured 44 cutting, performance and breeding stock horses sold under the gavel of Dan Skeels of Rimbey, Alberta. The sales resulted in a top 10 average of $8,050, with an overall average of $4,284. (2012 overall average was $4,265.00).

The high selling horse was a two-year-old stallion, lot #33, American Trip, sire: Flo Rider, consigned by Doug Hines of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, and brought $11,000 from Welland Muri of Calgary, Alberta. K&K Livestock donated a beautifully tooled show headstall to the new buyer of the high selling horse.

American Trip purchased by Welland Muri.

The second highest selling horse was a four-year-old mare, lot #32, Cee Me Shakinflo, sire: Smart Peppy Ote, consigned by Bill and Elaine Speight of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and purchased by Frank Eaton of Fort St. John, British Columbia, for $10,500. The day after the sale, the mare became the 2013 Canadian Supreme Four-Year-Old Non Pro Derby Champion.

In the sale, there were 13 yearlings sold. The high seller was lot # 6, Dynamite Drive, sire: Hydrive Cat, consigned by Doug Hines of Salt Coats, Saskatchewan, and purchased by John and Debbie Thomas of Spruce Grove, Alberta, for $10,000.

Dynamite Drive purchased by John and Debbie Thomas.

The second highest selling yearling was lot #11, Atta Here, sire: Atta Cat, consigned by Equistar Enterprises of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and purchased by Bill and Elaine Speight of Rocky Mtn. House, Alberta, for $7,100.

Atta Here purchased by Bill and Elaine Speight.

There were 14 two-year-olds, and the second highest selling two year old was lot #30, Dechambeau Cat, sire: CJ Sugar Lena, consigned by Doug Hines of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, and brought $6,500 from Les Jack of Rocanville, Saskatchewan.

There were 10 three-year-olds sold, with a top five average of $4,920. The high seller in the three-year-old division was lot #38, MS Holly Boon, sire: Mr Roan Freckles, consigned by Bob Butz of Stony Plain, Alberta, and purchased for $7,000 by Dewayne Sitler of Camrose, Alberta. The second highest selling three year old was lot #16, MS Dually, sire: Mr Roan Freckles, consigned by Bob Butz of Stony Plain, Alberta, and purchased by Rod Wilson of Brooks, Alberta, for $5,900.

There were eight quality broodmares offered with an overall average of $2,100. The highest selling mare was lot #53, Joli Coquette, sire: Docs Hickory, consigned by Equistar Enterprises of Spruce Grove, and purchased by Pekisko Ranch of Red Deer, Alberta for $4,900.

The quality of horses was excellent again this year and buyers are better educated on performance bloodlines. The overall average was about the same as last year, due to the number of quality horses consigned.

We would like to thank everyone for helping out at the sale, to the consignors, and the buyers who attended and purchased horses. Thank you to the Canadian Supreme for hosting the sale!

A young bidder joins in on the Supreme Sale.

To the ‘Victor’ Goes the Spoils

Victor’s Vacation. Photo by Mike Greathouse

Good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case for American Paint Horse Foundation’s benefit horse, Hidden Hollow Victor.

Standing at nearly 34 inches, the 5-year-old American Miniature Horse Registry tobiano gelding will be the smallest equine sold at the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale, taking place Nov. 10, during the American Paint Horse Association World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas. But despite his small stature, “Victor” will have a big impact on the APHF. Proceeds from his sale will benefit the foundation’s Therapeutic Riding Instruction scholarship fund.

Forming a partnership in January 2013, APHF and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, joined together with the goal to financially assist potential therapeutic riding instructors on their road to PATH certification. The average cost of registration for the three-day PATH certification workshop and test is $800. APHF will award two $800 scholarships annually to first-time applicants who are both APHA members and in good standing as PATH International members.

We want to be the first in the industry to encourage the expansion of the instructor pool by helping more therapists to become certified instructors,” APHF Coordinator Jan Anderson said. “The need to get more instructors to assist challenged riders is vital.”

Generously donated by Donna Lee Armstrong and Linda Davidson of Hidden Hollow Farm in Shreveport, Louisiana, the grey-and-white miniature horse has been started in both hunter-jumper and driving training. Victor is valued at $2,000.

A soon-to-be movie star, Victor and other miniature horses from Hidden Hollow Farm recently joined the cast of Dakota’s Summer, a film written and directed by Timothy Armstrong. Scheduled for a mid-2014 release, the film stars Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Haley Ramm (Into the Wild) and Keith Carradine (Cowboys & Aliens).

Mike Greathouse of Mike’s Minis and Joe Frank Brown of Joe Frank Brown Show Horses have volunteered to care for and feed Victor, continue his training and prepare him for the sale. Members of Texas Paint Horse Club have donated the gelding’s feed. Prior to the sale, Mike will provide demonstrations of Victor’s driving abilities during the APHA World Show, which takes place November 6-16.

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale

Long considered to be a marker for the health index of the horse industry in general, the September Keeneland Yearling Sale, in Lexington, Kentucky, wrapped up last weekend with spectacular results, indicating a more-than-expected resurgence in the Thoroughbred racing world.

Gross sales of $280,491,300, the highest since 2008; the sale of 18 yearlings for $1 million or more, the most since 2008; and enthusiastic participation from what Keeneland termed a “globally deep buying bench” resulted in double-digit increases in gross and average, and a record median price.

Glenye Oakford, senior correspondent with Blood Horse Magazine explained what this means for the market and breeding industry, “Obviously, it’s great for the breeding industry, and it’s great for the sales. It’s also good because we saw signs of this, this doesn’t appear to be a fluke, we saw heading into this sale that the general market was pretty good for yearlings, the two-year-old sales this year were good, so it seems to be following a good upward trend, it looks like it is for real.”

Photo courtesy Keeneland

Interestingly and a key point to our western competitive breeding industry, she stated a huge factor in the success of the sale was not only the upswing of the economy, but importantly the smaller foal crops in the Thoroughbred breeding world, which have put supply much more in line with demand.

The current yearling crop comes from an estimated 23,500 North American foals, compared with the 38,361 in the 2005 crop that led to the peak 2006 yearling sale. This year’s North American foal crop — next year’s yearlings — is estimated at 23,000. The 2014 foal crop is projected at 22,000.

Additionally, international trade and a big demand worldwide for American racehorses accounted for the big gains of this sale.

Photo courtesy Keeneland

M.V. Magnier of Irish-based Coolmore Stud purchased the sale-topper, paying $2.5 million for a colt by War Front during the sale’s fourth session. Woods Edge Farm consigned the colt, who is out of the stakes-placed During mare Blading Gold Ring. Incidentally, War Front’s breeding fee in 2013 stood at $80,000, raised from $60,000 the year previous.

Keeneland Sales Director Geoffrey Russell — who warned about overproduction several years ago, now says he hopes there is some increase in the foal crop again, with people who took mares out of production bringing some of them back. He said the foals are needed to serve both domestic and international demand.

On the heels of this important industry-marking sale, it will be interesting to follow the western performance sales coming up this fall and see if our industry breeders have followed the lead of the Thoroughbred breeders.

Photo courtesy Keeneland

Quick stats:

– average price of $102,220 rose 17 percent from $87,330 in 2012. It is the highest average since 2006 and the third-highest September Sale average ever.

– median surged to a record $50,000, up 11.1 percent from last year’s $45,000.

– gross sales of $280,491,300, the highest since 2008.

– 18 yearlings sold for $1 million or more, the most since 2008.

~ with files from Keeneland and Bloodhorse.com

Myers Performance Horse Prospect Sale Results

PHOTOS AND STORY BY LARRY LARSON

Announcer John Johnson, Bill Myers, Auctioneer Lynn Weishaar, Auction Clerk Steve Brown in the auction booth on sale day.

Myers Training Stable – Leading Breeders In The Performance Horse Industry.  The home of Leading Barrel Horse Sire Frenchmans Guy, Hot Colours si 102, World Speed AA, A Smooth Guy and Cowboys Cartel si 93 once again topped the charts with their semi-annual Myers Performance Horse Prospect Sale.  Held east of Spearfish, South Dakota at the Seven Down Arenas, the sale featured 62 head of not only their own ranch-raised prospects but also a select offering from guest consignors.

GUYS BEST BET a 2011 Sorrel Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Addicted To Cash si 81, Dash For Cash si 114) consigned by Bill & Deb Myers, and purchased by Harry LaToush, Kansas, for $56,000.

Guys Best Bet, consigned by Bill & Deb Myers and sired by their senior sire Frenchmans Guy, drew considerable interest prior to the sale and during the preview. Leaving the ring after active bidding on a final bid of $56,000 from Harry LaToush from Kansas, the 2011 sorrel mare is out of Addicted To Cash, a proven producing full sister to Leading Sire Dash For Perks and she has produced race winners of $96,000.  Also foaled in 2011 was Guys Sangria, a sorrel mare again sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of the AAA and AAA Stakes Producer Hot Brandi N Wine – an earner of $14,576 on the track.  Guys Sangria is a full sister to the Myers Futurity Champion Guys Champagne Girl, an Arena Record Setter and Pro Rodeo Money Earner. Topping the bidding action at $35,000 was Copper Spring Ranch from Bozeman, Montana.

GUYS FAME  a 2011 Palomino Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Disarray si-89, Dash Ta Fame si 113) consigned by Bill & Deb Myers, and sold to Ed Pfaff, of Wisconsin for $32,500.

High selling two-year-old stallion was Guys Fame, a palomino stallion sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of Disarray si 89, a daughter of Dash Ta Fame si 113.  The Frenchmans Guy/Dash Ta Fame cross has proven to be stellar. Guys Fame is a full brother to the Myers 2009 High Seller Guys Famous Girl, a two-time slot race champion, multiple futurity finalist in 2011 and the Nation’s #1 Money Earning Barrel Horse of the Year – All Ages-All Divisions with earnings of $125,000+.  He drew a final bid of $32,500 from Ed Pfaff, a buyer from Wisconsin.

THIS GUYZ A LEADER, a 2011 Palomino Gelding (Frenchmans Guy x Bugs Special Cash si 94, A Special Leader si 103) consigned by Bill & Deb Myers, and sold to Scott Gray, of Canada for $26,000.

This Guyz A Leader, a 2011 palomino gelding brought a bid of $26,000 from Scott Gray from Canada.  By Frenchmans Guy, he is out of Bugs Special Leader si 94, a Stakes Placed Winner on the track.  One of the high sellers at the 2013 Sale was a weanling filly – Flits French Blondie.  Out of an own daughter of Fire Water Flit and sired by Frenchmans Guy, the well-balanced palomino filly was consigned by Linda Rittberger and attracted a bid of $33,000 from Ron Young from South Dakota.  The result of a donated fee and embryo, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lone Tree Bible Ranch in Wyoming.

DOT COM GUY a 2012 Sorrel Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Speed Dot Com si 91, Sixarun si 106) consigned by Robinson/Anderson, and purchased by Sitnal Livestock, South Dakota, for $21,000.

High Selling yearling stallion, Dot Com Guy, is a 2012 sorrel also sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of Speed Dot Com, a AAA runner sired by Sixarun si 106.  Having the final bid of $21,000 was Sitnal Livestock, Travis and Amy Lantis from Spearfish, South Dakota.  He came from the breeding program of long time consignors Lance Robinson & Max Anderson from Utah.  French Bouquet, a 2012 gray mare sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of Rimes Bouquet si 101, was the high selling yearling mare and was consigned by Robert & DelRae Driggers, Berino, New Mexico.  She left the ring at $24,000 from Mike Hays from Louisiana.

Billings Livestock’s Summer Stunners

Offered by Ty Moore, Madill, OK, Hip 112 “Stylin Rey” a 2007 AQHA Bay Stallion x Dual Rey had NCHA earnings of $29,037. Ready to show, the handsome stallion sold to Donna Reid, Swift Current, Saskatchewan for $22,500. Forrest Photo.

Proven performance horses with polished resumes shined at Billings Livestock’s “Mid-Summer Special Catalog Sale” July 27-28.

The top five selling horses had a combined earnings record of $132,300 and included sons and daughters of Peptoboonsmal, Dual Rey, High Brow Cat, TR Dual Rey, and Metallic Cat.

The top five averaged $18,800.

Truly a show stopper , Hip 112 “Sytlin Rey” a 2007 AQHA Bay Stallion x Dual Rey and out of Stylabee x Docs Stylish Oak was owned and shown by Ty Moore, Madill, OK.

The striking stallion had $29,037 in the bank including checks at the NCHA Non-Pro Derby, NCHA Limited Non-Pro Futurity, and the Arbuckle Mountain Limited Non-Pro Championship as a four-year-old.

Donna Reid, Swift Current, Saskatchewan purchased the stallion for $22,500.

Leading the charge as the weekend’s top sale horse was Hip 159 “Picka Patcha Pepto” a 2006 AQHA Red Roan Gelding x Peptoboonsmal offered by Tom and Carmen Buckingham, Bruneau , ID.

Shane Johnson, New Town, ND purchased the gentle gelding that had been used for branding, doctoring, gathering, in addition to team roping and ranch rodeos.

Sired by the all-time leading sire of cutting horses, all ages, all divisions, for ten consecutive years – High Brow Cat – and out of a daughter of Doc Sug, Hip 158 “Catty LaBelle” a 2005 AQHA Bay mare consigned by Scott Murdock, Loveland, CO showed outstanding in the sale previews.

The 2012 Western States Cutting Horse Association $15,000 Amateur Champion was purchased by Zeph Schultz, Coalville , UT for $18,000.

Hip 113 “Freckles Tallli Cat” a 2012 Red Roan Stallion was sired by the 2008 NCHA Open Futurity Champion and earner of $637,000 – Metallic Cat.

The stud colt was raised and offered by Frank Kahl, Rapid City , SD and brought $13,500.

Rope horses had their game on as four of the top twenty selling horses were shown in the Saturday morning rope horse preview including Hip 222 “Yeller” a 1999 Grade Palomino Gelding offered by Donnie Larmon, Whitesboro, TX.

Quiet, gentle, and a head horse deluxe, the yellow fellow was the winner of the #13 at the World Series Finals in Las Vegas in 2011.

The better than good gelding brought $8,500.

A snappy little heel horse, she was all that and more, Hip 101X “June Bug” a 2007 Grade Buckskin Quarter Pony mare was consigned by Tyler and Jamie Morgan, Prosser, WA and shown by Jamie in the roping preview, came gentle, and had done most everything including barrels, poles, and breakaway.

Dell Fritzler, Billings , MT purchased the ready-to-go-package for $6,200.

A solid sale full of quality horses of all kinds and all disciplines saw the top five average $18,800; top ten brought $13,975; Top 20 at $10,715; Top 50 came in at $7,399; and the top 100 averaged $5,379

Stats include a weekend total of 729 head of horses offered with 70 no sales or passouts, 476 registered buyers with 215 actually purchasing livestock.

Loose horses held steady with the top five averaging $1,195; Top ten at $1,092; top 20 brought $953; the top 50 at $704; and the top 100 averaged $529.

Billings Livestock’s next sale event includes the annual “August Catalog Sale”, and “Montana Miniature and Pony Sale ” August 24-25.

UBRC barrel race with $300 added – open to all barrel racers – will kick off the weekend’s activities on Friday afternoon August 23 in the BLS Arena.

Sale horses are encouraged to compete and enter with a $100 bonus awarded to the sale horse clocking the fastest time.

To enter, consign or request a catalog, contact Bill or Jann Parker, BLS Horse Sale Managers at 406-245-4151 or see it all at www.billingslivestock.com

Billings Livestock Auction’s Summer Sale Report

A horse of a different color, Hip 78 “Vandys Yeller Bars” a 2005 AQHA Palomino Gelding x Paul Bunyon came gentle, ranch ridden, and was an all-around family horse. Offered by the Double K Ranch, McCook , NE the stunning gelding sold to Rozamund Barclay, Auburn WA for $15,000.

From kids to cowboys, horse shoppers from across the map met in Billings, Montana June 22-23 for Billings Livestock’s “Summer Special Catalog Sale” showcasing team sorting horses and the final dispersion of Montana Horses, Inc. dude and trail horse string.

A grand total of 768 head of horses sold to buyers from California to New Hampshire.

Proving that previews matter, Friday afternoon’s team sorting allowed the sale horses to compete and buyers to take notes, and the 2013 Championship title went to Hip 324 “Coffee” a four-year-old Black John Mule offered by the Prairie Elk Colony, Wolf Point, MT and piloted by Matt Walter.

Rope bulls, tie off, heel calves or cut a cow, the big, black, broke mule brought $7,400 and came gentle and ranch used and sold to Carolyn and John Cruson, Potomac, WA.

Reserve Championship Sorting honors went to Hips 110 “TJ” a 2006 Grade Red Roan gelding owned and shown by Joe Fox, Hysham, MT and Hip 82 “Jrs Jeweled Haida” a 2003 AQHA Chestnut gelding x Haidas Little Pep offered and ridden by Edward Schwartz, Sanford, CO.

Both geldings came solid broke and brought $5,200 and $4,000 respectively.

Find him at the top of the high seller’s list, and Hip 78 “Vandys Yeller Bars” a 2005 AQHA Palomino Gelding x Paul Bunyon and out of Bold Patty Bar came quiet, gentle, and was a true all-around family horse offered by the Double K Ranch, McCook, NE.

A horse of a different color, the chocolate and silver showstopper had been ridden by a seven year old, used to gather pastures, pony colts, and sold to Rozamund Barclay, Auburn , WA for $15,000.

His names says it all and Hip 57 “Smart Super Flash” a 2010 AQHA Bay Roan Gelding x Dry Smart Crocker and out of Super Flash Ann x Lanes Super Cutter was offered by Steve Flint, West Point , UT.

Shown in Utah Reined Cow Horse Association events twice, both times to the pay window, the “three year old that rode like he was ten” had it all going on and showed capably in the sorting and previews.

Fred Lenertz, West Saint Paul, MN purchased the quality colt for $6,000.

Billings Livestock was proud to offer 26 head from Montana Horses, Inc., Kail and Renee Mantle, Three Forks, MT.

The final dispersion of their historic lease and trail horse string offered proven, gentle, recreational horses for all levels, in all colors and sizes.

The unique offering averaged $1,977, with Hip 222 “Moose” a 1997 Grade Brown Gelding topping the charts with a $6,000 price tag selling to John Fort, Lima, MT.

Ridden in kid camps, through Glacier National Park , the Bob Marshall Wilderness, this gelding was safe for all levels and at 1200 pounds was a gentle giant.

A fun sale with wide variety of good horses, the sale averages show the top five at $8,460; top ten averaged $7,230; top 20 at $6,292; top 50 averaged $4,587; and the top 100 came in at $3,455.

Loose horses remained steady where the top five prospects averaged $1,430, top ten at $1,135; top 20 brought $912; top 50 $643; and the top 100 averaged $476.

Billings Livestock’s next sale event will be July 27-28.

The annual “Mid-Summer” Catalog Sale – features cutting and cow bred horses – with two full days of horse sales and previews.

All classes of horses will sell, including finished horses and prospects for ranch, roping, arena, cutting, or recreation.

Designed to allow the sellers an opportunity to showcase their consignments and at the same time, giving the buyer an honest, professional opportunity to assess the horses, Friday’s special preview of cutting horses on cattle will begin at 5 p.m. in the BLS Arena.

Saturday’s preview begins at 8:30 a.m. with another look at the cutters on cattle, followed by the saddle and ride horse demonstrations, with calf horses and team roping horses showing at 11 a.m. Catalog Sale Time is 12 Noon each day. Loose horses sell at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

300 plus catalog horses are expected with a catalog closing date of Friday, July 5.

Billings Livestock is a federally licensed and bonded facility and offers all classes and kinds of horses. For more information, contact Bill or Jann Parker, BLS Sale Managers at 406-670-0773/406-855-1947. www.billingslivestock.com.

Montana's Real Ranch Horse Sale Results

Real Ranch Horse Sale

Zeph Schulz of Aspen Meadow Ranch with Frannie Abbott Fishtail Basin Ranch with high selling horse AMR?Hickory Dry Fire.

After seven consecutive years of selling ranch-made mounts to folks looking for proven and experienced horses, the “REAL” Ranch Horse Invitational Sale organizers find that their product is still in very high demand.  In fact, averages at this year’s “REAL” sale, held April 20th at the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch outside Billings, Montana, were higher than ever. The top five ranch horses at the sale averaged $12,850; the top ten averaged $10,800; and all ranch horses sold averaged $6941.

The top seller at this year’s sale garnering $15,000 was Lot 44,” AMR Hickory Dry Fire,” a 4-year-old gray gelding consigned by Aspen Meadows Ranch, Coalville, Utah.  Winner of the Junior Horse Class in the Ranch Horse Competition, he could perform in the arena or in the hills. He sold to Fishtail Basin Ranch, Fishtail, Montana. There were two second high selling horses at this year’s “REAL” Ranch Horse Invitational Sale, both bringing $14,000.  Lot 11, “DE Frosty O Llama,” a 9-year-old palomino gelding offered by Scott and Josie Rieger of Ismay, Montana sold to Shawn Nielsen, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada.  A top horse at Ranch Rodeos, ridden at the WRCA Finals, roped both ends and could run barrels.

The other second high selling horse was Lot 16, “Oh Be Richochet,” a 7-year-old buckskin gelding brought to the sale by Vic and Carey Nelson of Valentine, Nebraska.  A nice big well-rounded ranch horse that just about anyone could get along with went home with Tim Reimler of Buffalo, Wyoming.

The third high selling horse sold for $10,750 and was offered by Matt and Katie Walker of Sinclair, Wyoming.  Lot 12, “Cowboy Gray Jaguar,” an 8-year-old gray gelding was purchased by Cathy Cole of Newcastle, Wyoming.  He is big, gentle and been ridden by anyone and everyone.

Filling the fourth high selling spot and bringing $10,500 was Lot 25, “Sirfreckles Starlight,” a 6-year-old bay overo gelding, consigned by Lazy J3 Quarter Horses, Melstone, Montana.  He won the Open Bridle Class in the Ranch Horse Competiton and had everything done with him on the ranch.  They call him “Smiley” and he will be packing his bags for England.

Every year at the “REAL” sale, a few hands offer young ranch horses.  These horses have the same background as their older counterparts, just fewer miles.  There were two top selling young ranch horses this year, both bringing $5900.  The first was, Lot 39, “Shadow Stinger,” a 6-year-old bay roan gelding offered by Ty Linger, Miles City, Montana.  Having been used on the ranch for about everything he went home with Keith Jessop of Corvallis, Montana.

The second high seller was Lot 60, “Bennion,” a 4-year-old bay roan gelding brought by Shane Sorden, Melrose, Montana.  A sure enough head horse prospect, big, gentle and stout.  He is going to be taking a boat ride because he was purchased by Duane Shimogawa of Lawai, Hawaii. The top five young ranch horses offered for sale averaged $5000 and all the young ranch horses averaged $4161.

Horses sold to Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, California, Hawaii, Canada and the United Kingdom. Volume buyers at the sale included TE Ranch, Cody, Wyoming; Steve Uffelman, Hardin, Montana; Fishtail Basin Ranch, Fishtail, Montana; Shawn Nielsen, Spruce Grove, Alberta; Brent Kendze, Didsbury, Alberta and Robert Model, Cody, Wyoming.

The Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch hosts the “REAL” Ranch Horse Invitational Sale at its equestrian center.  The sale of a benefit colt each year raises funds for the YBGR, which provides residential  treatment services for at-risk youth.  Bar 7U Quarter Horses of Choteau, Montana donated the 2013 benefit colt, a 2 –year-old sorrel gelding.  Steve Mosser of Sheridan, Wyoming paid $750 for the well bred horse and 100% of the purchase price was donated to the YBGR.

Next year’s “REAL” Ranch Horse Invitational Sale is scheduled for April 18-19, 2014, and as usual next year’s catalog is already full of quality ranch horses.

For more information, visit the Montana Ranch Horse Association website at www.realranchhorses.com or call (406)446-2203.

Manitoba’s Rocking W Spring Horse Sale

Rocking W Horse Sale

The fifth annual Rocking W Spring Horse Sale took place April 20th, in the Keystone Center, at Brandon, MB. The top seller was Lot 20, consigned by Western Star Performance Horses, of Lake Lillian, MN. The 2005 AQHQ bay stallion, Shorty’s Quixote Mac was purchased for $6250, by Thunderbird Horse Center, Brandon, MB. At this sale, Lot 1, a 2007 AQHA Sorrel Gelding, “Regalo” was donated by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys MB Chapter to raise funds for the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Regalo was purchased by Lorraine Dupont of Lac DuBonnet, MB, for $4000.00. The overall sale average was $2000 and the top ten averaged $3850.

This fall the Rocking W Ranch will host their 27th Annual Horse Sale in September, held in conjunction with the Northern Lights Futurity and Derby. Last year’s sale saw 145 horses sold to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Check out more horse sale results and upcoming sale dates on our Horse Sales page.

Billings Livestock Auction's March Sale Report