The VS Dispersal Sale took place on August 9 in Claremore, OK at Galyean Quarter Horses facility.
The 26 horses sold for a total of $5,120,250 with an average price of $196,932. Horses sold to buyers from 12 states and to Heriot Park Stud, from Australia.
Kristen Galyean pledged a portion of the sale price of each horse in the auction to the family of Bruce Walquist, popular AQHA Judge and trainer, who was lost due to an injury in May of 2023. The Galyean and Glover family also sold three trophy saddles at the beginning of the auction for $9,400 and will donate those proceeds to the Walquist family.
The high selling horse of the auction at $2,250,000 was the popular young stallion, VS The Fireman, multiple AQHA and NSBA World Champion, and Congress Champion. Scott and Ingrid Miller from Arizona are VS The Fireman’s new owners.
“Kristen and the Glover family made a commitment before they announced the Sale to not sell any horses prior to the auction. They felt it was the way to be fair to everyone who had interest in their horses”, states Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “Kyle Myers and the Jennings are proud to say that each horse walked into the sale ring owned by the Galyean and Glover family and left the sale ring with a new owner.”
Second High Seller at $1,000,000 was the EquiStat Elite $1.1 Million Sire VS Code Red, Multiple Congress Champion, and Top 15 All Time NSBA Sire and son of Vital Signs Are Good. The new owner is Katie Van Slyke, from Tennessee.
KM Suddenly So Easy, sold for $900,000 to Mary Roberts and will be going to live like a Queen in Florida.
VS Flatline, multiple World and Congress Champion, NSBA Top 20 All Time Leading Sire and another son of Vital Signs Are Good, sold for $250,000 to Chandler Marks of Florida.
Kristen and Wesley Galyean, Jim, Debbie and Jared Glover truly appreciate all who attended and supported their program. This was a “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity” for breeders and exhibitors to own a part of the VS Legacy.
Sale management was provided by the partnership of Kyle Myers Auctioneer and Stephanie and Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. Kyle Myers served as the Auctioneer for this historic auction.