The Winter Premier Sale, which is held in conjuction with the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, took place the afternoon of Feb. 18, just before the World’s Greatest Horseman finals. Hip No. 54, Tinseltown Throwdown, brought the highest price of the day when the hammer fell at $26,750.
The excitement of a positive sale environment was unmistakable among buyers, sellers and spectators during the recent Triangle Winter Sale in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jan. 27-28. During the two-day event, 81 of the 456 horses that sold went for $10,000 or more. The consistently strong sales led to a net average of $6,200 and an 85 percent sales completion rate (less those withdrawn).
The Augusta Futurity Horse Sale, held in Augusta, Georgia, at the James Brown Arena on Jan. 21, listed 32 performance prospects and broodmares in the sale book. Horses were displayed either in hand or on cattle, and the arena was full of interested buyers.
The final session of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Fort Worth, Texas. A large crowd was on hand for the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale, which had 100 head of trained performance horses cataloged and saw two horses sell for more than $100,000.
Buyers proved the market is strong for high-quality breeding stock at Session III of the Western Bloodstock Preferred Breeders Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. Held Dec. 9 in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, the session offered a diverse group of 180 weanlings, yearlings, broodmares and stallions, with sale topper Sly Playgirl selling for a cool $800,000.
The Preferred Breeders Sale Session II, held in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 8, listed 179 weanlings, yearlings and broodmares in the sale catalog. By the end of the sale, two half-siblings brought the highest bids, with Hip No. 4014, Desires Smart Lena leading the way at $93,000.
With nearly 180 head of mixed stock making trips through the sale pen during Session I of the Western Bloodstock Preferred Breeders Sale at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, the variety of horses filled the stands with prospective buyers.
All of the 50 horses cataloged in the Select Yearling Sale and Gala came from proven maternal families, resulting in pages full of black type. The quality of the stock that walked through the Round-Up Inn at the Will Rogers Memorial Center on the evening of Dec. 6 matched the printed pedigrees, offering discerning buyers an elite set of young prospects on which to bid. And bid they did. By the end of the night, prices exceeded six figures on several occasions and peaked at $200,000 with Hip No. 10, Smooth Walkin Style.
Session II of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale wrapped up in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and the hammer fell at an impressive $375,000 for Hip No. 2041, Summer Shandy.
The final week of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is underway, and Session I of NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale took place on Dec. 5 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hip No. 1024, Metallic Quintan 014, brought a final bid of $100,000, making her the highest seller.