The 2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., lived up to its name on Aug. 1 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, when 135 horses sold for $1,359,350.
Last year, Brumley Management Group LLC added a horse sale to the High Roller Reining Classic show last year. Dubbed the West Coast Breeders’ Select Sale, it drew 45 young reining prospects from 22 top breeders across the United States, and a crowd of buyers from all over the world. It was an overnight success, which inspired Amanda Brumley, the show’s organizer, to listen with enthusiasm when Bob Loomis, National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame inductee approached her about a Longhorn auction.
Metallic Flo was the $60,000 highest seller at Western Bloodstock Ltd.’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Sale on April 18 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The sale’s net average of $11,341 on 76 horses sold represents a 7 percent increase over 2014 sale figures.
Owner Mike Pedersen recently announced some changes to Havard Sales Management, including a new business name, Mike Pedersen's Premier Equine Auctions.
The 32nd annual “Pick-a-Colt” Day Sale at the Lazy K Ranch in Chowchilla, California, will take place Saturday, May 2, at the ranch. The Lazy K Ranch, owned and operated by the Knapp Family, is known for its unique pairing of good-minded, athletic working mares with the best ranch and performance horse bloodlines in the country. When you see a horse with a Lazy K on its hip, you know that horse has bloodlines from some of the top money-earners, including Shining Spark, Peptoboonsmal, Kay Cee Leaguer, Coolest and Hollywood Dun It.
Triangle Sales didn’t let bad weather dampen their spirits and pushed through the winter storm to hold their Mid-Winter Sale Feb. 27-28. Although 20 percent of the total horses cataloged were withdrawn because road conditions didn’t allow some consignors to make it to the Shawnee, Oklahoma, auction site, 82 percent of the horses passing through the ring were sold, and the average sale price for all horses was $5,500.
There was a lot of buzz about Center Ranch at the 2014 NCHA Futurity, where five of the ranch’s entries ranked among the top go-round contenders and four qualified for the Open Finals, a record showing for an individual owner. On Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2015, Center Ranch will hold its first ever Production Sale with an offering of approximately 30 yearlings, 40 two-year-olds, 10 broodmares, and 10 finished 3-year-olds entered in the NCHA Futurity.
It was the best of times and the best of times, from Monday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 13, as Western Bloodstock Ltd.’s 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales set sale session records and concluded with an all-time average of $27,696 – 23 percent above the previous record of $21,370 set in 2006.
Bill Richardson. Horses, equipment, trailers and tack will sell, beginning at 11 a.m. at the JL Arena. Nearly 50 horses will be offered for sale, including several well-bred stallions and mares from proven cutting, reining and reined cow horse lines."The Last Trade" estate sale has been planned for Jan. 1, 2015, at B and R Ranch, in Whitesboro, Texas, following the death of owner