USU Hashtag Blue * Photo by Lauren Anderson Photography

USU Spring Production Sale 2023 Results

Utah State University (USU) offered 11 performance prospects in their May 6 sale on Platinum Horse Sales. The sale grossed $203,750 to directly benefit the future USU Equine Breeding Program.

The top seller was sired by EquiStat top freshman sire of 2022, Hashtags. Other offspring were sired by the likes of EquiStat Elite $61 Million Sire Metallic Cat, EquiStat Elite $7 Million Sire Bet Hesa Cat, and upcoming stallion Badboonarising.

The USU Equine Breeding Program strives to select conformationally correct broodmares and stallions with outstanding performance records. They offer yearlings and started two-year old prospects with proven genetic talent. The yearlings in the 2023 sale averaged $20,062 while 2-year-olds averaged $14,416.

USU Yearlings

USU Reyboona Cash * Photo by Lauren Anderson Photography
  • USU Hashtag Blue – $39,000, 2022 Blue Roan Filly, (Hashtags x Laredo Blue x Mecom Blue)
  • USU Reyboona Cash – $31,000 2022 Bay Filly, (Reyzin The Cash x Queen Cisco x Peptoboonsmal)
  • USU Halreyzin Boon – $21,500  2022 Bay Roan Stallion, (Badboonarising x CR A Little Peek x Halreycious)
  • USU Lil Metallica – $16,500  2022 Red Roan Filly, (Metallic Cat x CR A Little Peek x Halreycious)
  • USU Tuffcrescentboon – $16,000 2022 Sorrel Filly, (Badboonarising x CR Tuff Misty x Woody Be Tuff)
  • USU Hesa Smart Cat – $15,000 2022 Sorrel Stallion, (Bet Hesa Cat x Dear Abbey x WR This Cats Smart)
  • USU Hickory Style – $11,500 2022 Red Roan Stallion, (Hickory Holly Time x Shesa Stylish Farmer x Stylish Rey)
  • USU Justa Lil Malice – $10,000 2022 Red Roan Filly, (Metallic Malice x RSR Joelas Drifter x Justa Cowboy Drifter)

USU Spring Production Sale 2-Year-Olds

USU A Darlingbluboon * Photo by Lauren Anderson Photography
  • USU A Darlingbluboon – $24,000 2021 Blue Roan Mare, (Once In A Blue Boon x Oh Darlin x Metallic Cat)
  • USU Heat Wave – $9,750 2021 Red Dun Gelding, (Heats Up x RSR Joelas Drifter x Justa Cowboy Drifter)
  • USU Cowgirl Heater – $9,500 2021 Chestnut Gelding, (Heats Up x RSR Quatro Cowgirl x Justa Cowboy Drifter)

The impact of horses in Utah is astounding. There are more than 250,000 horses in the state, making it a 700 million dollar industry. In response to the demand for equine education, the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences has been home to a very successful horsemanship program. Many generations of students at USU have benefited from the riding and husbandry skills they have acquired through the courses taught at our facility.

Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center covers 26 acres and has a total of interior of 82,570 square feet. This includes an indoor arena, several stall barns, classroom building, and reproduction center

USU Hesa Smart Cat * Photo By Lauren Anderson Photography