“The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, showed a stronger market over the 2013 Sale,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “This year the Super Sale posted a higher sale average and median price, as well as the price for the High Seller.”
The highest seller at $55,000 was Im Fancy Schmancy, a 2013 brown filly sired by Batt Man and out of Ima Fancy Version. The filly was consigned by Cool Winds Farm, Agent for Kimberly Haines, of Ohio, and sold to Jeri Lockwood, of Colorado. Tom Forehand was the agent for the buyer.
The Leading Consignor Award went to Cedar Creek Quarter Horses LLC, of Fredericktown, Ohio, with total sales of $101,000. The farm is owned by Don and Laura Rogers and is managed by Gary Trubee. The Award is a pair of beautiful wool coolers sponsored by The Clothes Horse, of Cinnaminson, N.J.
The highest-selling performance horse and gelding was Charleys Dream at $20,000. Consigned by longtime Congress seller Jerry Powers, the bay roan gelding will make his new home in Canada with Barb Downer.
The average price of $6,840 was 21.73 percent higher than the 2013 average price of $5,619. The median price of $5,500 was 25 percent higher than last year. Even though the 2014 auction offered 18 percent fewer horses, the gross sales figure of $820,800 was less than 1 percent below the $826,000 posted in 2013. The price of the high seller, at $55,000, improved by 66 percent over the 2013 high seller at $33,000.
The 48th Congress Super Sale is offered by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as a part of the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC, in Round Hill, Va., provide management services for the auction. For complete results and information on the Congress Super Sale, contact Professional Horse Services LLC at 855-272-8133, online at www.prohorseservices.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.