Clovis horse sale
The Clovis Livestock Auction boasted active buyer participation with the sale boasting 90% completed sales. Photo courtesy CLA

Hammer Falls on November Clovis Livestock Auction

The Clovis Livestock Auction in New Mexico conducted its annual Winter Horse Sale in November, along with the third annual Clovis-Cactus Cow Horse Futurity. 

Eighteen entries competed for a purse of $26,500, a cactus saddle and prizes donated by Cactus Saddlery. The event consisted of three events: dry work reining pattern, cow work and steer stopping. The Clovis-Cactus Team Roping Ruturity for 4 year olds will be added in August.

This year’s winners
1. Shawn Holden         $10,000           SR Lil High Brow CD
2. Taylor Peters           $6,000             Last PG Cat
3. Durrelt Cattle Co.    $3,000            Ranch Rooster 
4. Blane Thompson     $2,000            Aubrie Schloom 
5. Jo Bar QH                $1,000            Frostys Little Bell

The horse sale offered a few of our competing 3 year olds, plus about 250 catalog horses. This sale offering not only included some top team roping horses and ranch geldings, but also an excellent set of yearlings which are now eligible to be nominated to our 2021 Clovis-Cactus futurities. Buyer participation was very active, the sale boasting 90% completed sales. 

High sellers
$17,000           2014 bay gelding          Meyer Horse Co.
$15,000           2009 sorrel gelding       Wilson Cattle Co.
$12,200           2016 sorrel gelding       Lathe May
$10,500           2016 sorrel gelding       Matt Mardis
$10,000           2016 bay gelding          Taylor Peters
$10,000           2007 bay gelding          Ben Lolley
$10,000           2011 dun gelding          Turner Performance Horses
$10,000           2014 gray gelding         Matt Mardis 
$10,000           2017 palomino gelding Ed Haddock 
$10,000           2009 sorrel gelding       Ben Lolley

Top yearlings
$7,500             2018 sorrel colt 
$6,000             2018 sorrel colt 
$5,300             2018 sorrel colt 

The 2020 schedule
March 20-22: CLA Spring Horse Sale featuring Clovis-Cactus team roping & sale.
June 19-21: CLA Summer Horse Sale featuring Clovis-Cactus ranch horse competition & sale.
Aug. 21-23: CLA Fall Horse Sale featuring Clovis-Cactus team roping/futurity & sale.
Nov. 20-22: CLA Winter Horse Sale featuring Clovis-Cactus cow horse futurity & sale.