Wagonhound Land & Livestock’s first production sale was held the first weekend of September at the ranch located along the Laramie Range in Douglas, Wyo. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the beautiful weather and superior horses.
“We were very pleased with the turnout and are appreciative of the people from coast to coast and internationally that supported this sale,” said Wagonhound Land & Livestock owner Art Nicholas.
The Wagonhound Land & Livestock Production Sale included guest consignments from the Four Sixes Ranch, Cows and Horses and Pete Haman. The sale grossed more than $725,000, with registered buyers from 37 states.
The overall horse sale average was $7,914. Broodmares sold by Wagonhound Land & Livestock, the Four Sixes Ranch and Pete Haman averaged $6,863; geldings from all four consignors averaged $8,115; a Wagonhound Land & Livestock stallion prospect sold for $15,500; 2-year-old fillies consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock and the Four Sixes Ranch averaged $9,600; yearlings consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock, the Four Sixes Ranch, and Cows and Horses averaged $8,098; and weanlings consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock averaged $4,694.
Two special consignments at the sale not included in the above averages included an Amish wagon team, Donnie and Marie, which brought $5,000 and is headed to warmer winters in Arizona.
The second special consignment was that of American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) Fundraiser “My Contribution.” The 2013 weanling was purchased by Art and Catherine Nicholas, American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) First Vice President Johnny and Jana Trotter, Mike and Sheila Ingram and Burnett Ranches for $40,000. My Contribution is a 2013 colt by WR This Cats Smart and out of Dash Back To Me, by Dash For Cash. Nicholas of Wagonhound Land & Livestock, which owns WR This Cats Smart, and the Trotters, who own Dash Back To Me, conceptualized the idea to support the AQHF.
“Being given the proceeds from My Contribution is a generous gift. We can’t thank the Trotters, the Nicholases, the Ingrams and Burnett Ranches enough for purchasing this colt,” said Chris Sitz, senior director of the Foundation.
“Our staff worked hard at helping us pull this sale together and, at the end of the day, good horse flesh is what people are looking for. We are proud to be able to offer a quality animal. We wish all of the buyers the best of luck with their new investments,” added Wagonhound Land & Livestock Ranch Manager Dustin Ewing.
Complete sale results can be found online at www.wagonhound.com.