The Western Horse Sales Unlimited led an outstanding line-up of horses through the sale ring May 4 and 5th, in Saskatoon, SK. The 10th annual sale had a total of 233 catalogued horses. The top five horses sold of an average of $9,500 and overall the sale horses priced out at $2,950.
The high seller of the sale was lot number 117, Baileys Dually, a 2002 sorrel gelding consigned by Sydney Pedersen, Milestone SK, purchased for $11,500 by Lost River Ranches, Manyberries, AB. The second highest seller was lot number 187, BN The Cash, a 2001 chestnut gelding listed by Justin Miller, Bassano, AB, which sold for $10,200, to Joe Verhun, Leduc, AB.
The Western Horse Sales Unlimited has a unique style of showcasing horses. As sale organizer Lee Pederson mentions in this year’s sale catalogue, “We started the kid’s session of the sale right from the get go, 10 years ago. Since then we have had years of happy kids, parents and grandparents that have purchased from the sale. We are proud again to offer this kids section of the sale and have some really great ones to offer this year. We have also added the ladies section this year, lady’s horses are one of the most rapidly growing segments in the horse industry.”
The top selling horse in the Ladies section was lot number 98, Taras Rio, a 2005 sorrel gelding. The horse was consigned by Kevin and Sandra McCutcheon, Saskatoon, SK, and sold for the final bid of $9,000 to Harvey Peters, Maple Creek, SK.
The prairie sale sold horses to buyers all across Western Canada as well as Quebec, the Maritimes, North Dakota and Minnesota. There were two draws for a $500 gift certificate toward any horse in the sale. The first winner was Tracey Friesen of Saskatoon and the second name drawn was Lee Boisvert of Cadogan, AB. The winner of the $1.000 prize off any saddle from High Plains Ranch Supply was Marg Beatty, of Grenfell, SK.