Western Horse Sale Results

This year\’s Western Horse Sale, held Oct 1, in Red Deer, Alberta, during the Canadian Supreme, featured fifty two cutting, performance, and breeding stock horses sold under the gavel of Dan Skeels, of Rimbey, AB. The sales resulted in a top ten average of $7,530, (top ten average in 2009 was $6,285) and an overall average of $3,150, (2009  overall average was $3,770.50)


The top selling horse of the sale was in the four years old and over (six sold) category, lot #59, “Stylish Memories”, sire: Blessed Twice (Peptoboonsmal) by Stylish Sanny (Docs Stylish Oak).  This fancy ’05 sorrel mare was consigned by Bill and Elaine Speight of Rocky Mtn. House, AB, and was shown by Bill Speight doing a bridleless demonstration.  The crowd cheered as the final bid reached $16,500, and was purchased by Dave Cumming of Crossfield, AB.


Our second high selling horse in the four years and over category was lot #61, a ’03  handsome red roan gelding, “Pepsid Fizzalena”, sire: Pepcid (Peptoboonsmal) by Lenas Last Play (Doc Olena). He was consigned by Larry and Erna Grasley of Calgary, AB.  He brought $12,000 from Sheldon Stretch of Ponoka, AB.


Our high selling yearling (25 sold) was lot #39, a beautiful red roan mare, “Bets Last”, sire: Bets CD (CD Olena) and Shiney Shorty (Shorty Lena).  She was consigned by Sandy Corriveau of Eckville, AB.  The filly brought $6,900 from John Thomas of Spruce Grove, AB.

Our second high seller in the yearling category, also consigned by Sandy Corriveau of Eckville, was lot #36, a very pretty sorrel mare, “Nitros Choice”, sire: Nitro Dual Doc (Peptoboonsmal) by Lizs Lil Choice (SR Instant Choice).  She brought $6,300 from Andy Smith of Carvel, AB.


The top selling two year old (11 sold) was lot #15, a handsome bay stallion, “Small Town Starlight, sire: Von Starlight (Von Reminic) and Small Town Gold (Small Town Baker).  He was consigned by Gerold and Maureen Arnold of Vanderhoof, BC. He brought $7,500 from Bill Chesne of Longview, AB.

Our second high selling two year old was lot #51, a handsome chestnut roan gelding, “Rockys Lil Pistol”, sire: Smart Little Pistol (Smart Little Lena) and Bob Acre Ann (Bob Acre Doc).  He was consigned by Bill and Elaine Speight of Rocky Mtn. House, AB.  and brought $4,500 from Sue Steinman of Sylvan Lake, AB.


Our high selling three year old (5 sold) was lot #62, “Lil Leaguer”, a pretty sorrel mare, sire: My Own League (Smart Little Lena) by Christys Lil Peppy, (Genuine Peppy).  She was consigned by Ken Swainson of Red Deer, AB. , and was purchased by Colin and Cindy Gamroth of Wetaskiwin, AB. , for $5,200.

Our second high selling three year old was lot #22, “Katldoc”, a handsome sorrel gelding,  sire: Cats Mirage SR (High Brow Cat) by Doc Bars Angelena (Doc Bars Boy).  He was consigned by Deb Swainger of Rocky Mtn. House, AB, and purchased by Dave Manning of Metiskow, AB, for $3,500.

There were five broodmares presented in the sale. The top seller was lot #74, “Pop Over Rosie”, a 1998 sorrel mare, sire: Genuine Doc (Doc Bar) by Cross Over Rosie (Major Bonanza).  She was consigned by Jessie and Carrie Lynch of Trochu AB, and was purchased for $3,100 by Ron Upton of Rumsey AB.

The Western Horse Sale would like to thank all the people that participated in the sale, to those helping set up, to the consignors for putting their best horses in the sale, and all the buyers for attending and making a purchase.  We would like to thank our bulk consignors, Foothills Ranch of Roseisle Man.  And John Hubbard of Rivers, Man. For their quality consignments, and for coming such a long distance to be part of the sale.

The quality of horses in the sale was up from last year, and buyers are getting better educated on performance bloodlines.  Our overall average was a bit down from last year, probably due to the downturn in the economy, but still, good horses with pretty pedigrees, and some training still brought good prices.

We would like to thank the Canadian Supreme for hosting the Western Horse Sale again this year, and we wish the best for everyone with their horses now during the close of this years show season, and all the best for next year!

~ submitted by Elaine Speight


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