The All-American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale will move online this year due to the horse show’s cancellation. Last year, a reining-bred ranch riding horse was one of the top sellers.
The start date of the sale has not finalized, but officials say it will last several days on prohorseservices.com and end Oct. 17.
Officials say the Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s Congress Tri-Chairmen and Sale Committee made the decision to go forward with the Congress Super Sale in an online format in order to provide breeders and owners with a strong marketplace for their horses this fall.
The sale features numerous sessions, including the Super Session for show horses, older prospects and breeding stock.
The 2019 Super Session’s high seller was Cruzn On A Mercedes, a 2012 gelding by Cromed Out Mercedes and out of Smoking Gypsy Rose (by Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) who sold for $24,800 to Tracy K. Fry, of Ohio. The Kim Brittenham consignee had Equi-Stat earnings in reining and ranch versatility, and is a full brother to 2015 NRHA Futurity Levels 3-1 Open finalist Cromed Out Gunner ($33,203).
The sale also includes Yearling Sale Stakes Sessions for Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle prospects
“The internet auction format will allow sellers and buyers from more parts of the United States, Canada, and really everywhere, participate in the Yearling Sale Stakes program and the best show horse auction in America. Several auctions that were moved to our internet auction platform for this year have set new records,” said Mike Jennings, of Pro Horse Services. “Sellers and buyers can avoid travel this year. Horse haulers are considered an essential business, so transportation for horses will not be a problem.”
Sellers will be able to put a full color photo in the sale catalog for no additional cost over the consignment fee. The catalog will be printed and mailed to proven, recent buyers and to those who request a catalog. Sellers will be required to provide four conformation photos for the buyer to shop from, as well as at least one video for Yearlings, show horses and prospects.
Deadline for Congress Super Sale entries is Aug. 25 in order to be included in a color catalog, although officials say entries will may also be added to the catalog after that date, if approved. All entries are subject to approval by the OQHA Sale Committee.