NRCHA Snaffle Bit Sale


Good news from the National Reined Cow Horse Association, as they release the full and final results of the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, held this year Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Overall, the sales showed strong gains over the previous year. Gross sales were $1,694,750, and that was 2% higher than 2010 at $1,1664,750, with 43 fewer horses.

The average sale price of $9,363 was up 17.5% from $7,965, and the median price rose 42.5% to $5,700 from $4,000 in 2010.

The high overall seller, Honey Bees, sold in the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, commanding a price of $125,000. The mare, consigned by Eric Dunn and purchased by Debbie Branch, is by Peptoboonsmal and out of Savannah Hickory, and is a full-sister to last year\’s high seller Savannahboonsmal, which sold last year for $125,000.

Here\’s a recap of the Sale:

Thursday, September 29

NRCHA Classic Yearling Broodmare Sale

Gross sales $193,850 increased 130% over $84,250.

Average Sale price $3,728, increased 24% from $3,008 in 2010

2011 horses consigned 61 entries, up 90% from 32 entries in 2010.

High Selling Horse

$13,500, Hip No. 34, TF Docs Lucky Linda (AQHA) 1999 mare (Doc\’s Hickory x My Lucky Linda) She sold with a colt by WR This Cats Smart, and with 2012 re-breed.

Consignor: Melissa Perry, CA.   Buyer: Erin Ellison, CA.


Friday September 30

NRCHA Select Yearling & Broodmare Sale

Gross Sales $503,200 in 2011 compared to $503,100.

Average sale price jumped 59% to $8,986 from $5,652.

2011 horses consigned 67 was 32% smaller than 2010 with 120.

High Selling Horse

$39,000, Hip #121, Very Red Remedy (AQHA) 2010 mare by Very Smart Remedy and out of Flo N Blue Boon, NRCHA Futurity Open Bridle Champion Mare.

Consignor: Gardiner Quarter Horses, KS. Buyer: Sheri Jamieson, CA.


Saturday, October 1

NRCHA Select 2 Year-Old Sale

Average sale price $16,045 was 34% over the 2010 sale at $11,998.

Gross sales $673,900 were 20% lower than 2010 at $839,900.

2011 horses consigned 64 compared to 90 in 2010, down 29%.

High Seller:

$125,000, Hip #140, Honey Bees, a 2009 mare (Peptoboonsmal x Savannah Hickory, dam of NRCHA Futurity Champion, Reymanator) Full sister to last year\’s High Seller, Savannah Boonsmal.

Consignor: Brad Lund, agent for Eric Dunn, KS. Buyer: Debbie Branch, OK.


NRCHA Performance Horse Sale

Average sale price was down 5% to $10,219 from $10,795 in 2010

Sale gross was up 40% to $332,300 from $237,500 last year.

2011 horses consigned 45 compared to 36 in 2010, up 25%.


High Seller:

$45,000, Hip #197, Hip Addams, a 2003 gelding by Hickorys Indian Pep that has earned $86,924 in his NRCHA show career.

Consignor: Richard and Cheryl Winters, CA. Buyer: Lenn Morris, AL.


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