The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Markel Insurance Futurity Sales were held Dec. 4-6 in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity. Reining enthusiasts packed the sale arena each day, with the highest seller coming from the Futurity Prospect Sale on Dec. 5.
The last horse through the ring at the Silver Spurs Equine Annual Loyalty Sale brought the highest bid of the day when Pepto Lou Lena sold for $90,000. The yearling palomino stallion was one of 27 horses sold on Nov. 1 at the ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Held Oct. 17-18, the Legacy Reining Breeders and Consignment Sales offered a record number of consignments, as 277 horses passed through the ring at Cardinal Reining Horses in Aubrey, Texas. Net and gross sales rose to all-time highs as a large crowd of reining enthusiasts packed the sale arena both days.
Nearly two-thirds of the way through the first night, Alwaysshineyergunsup walked into the sale ring for consignor McQuay Stables Inc. After several minutes of contentious bidding, the 2013 palomino stallion walked out as the highest seller, with Carol Rose signing the ticket at $80,000.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales were held Oct. 2-4 in Reno, Nev., during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The two Select sessions recorded increases in averages, with the highest seller coming from the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. Hip No. 439, Miss Peptoleno, topped the sale after the gavel fell at $102,000 for the 2013 sorrel filly. Circle Y Ranch consigned the One Time Pepto daughter who was purchased by Merle Fulton of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP.
“The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, showed a stronger market over the 2013 Sale,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “This year the Super Sale posted a higher sale average and median price, as well as the price for the High Seller.”
The Return to the Remuda Sale, held at the historic Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, Oct. 11, reached a new sale milestone – a million-dollar sale day. The annual autumn sale is produced in partnership between the Four Sixes Ranch, Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Tongue River Ranch, Beggs Cattle Co. This year, Circle Bar Ranch also consigned horses to the sale.
former partner of Western Bloodstock. Ware learned the auction business from his family while growing up in northeastern Louisiana and has been active in the equine industry his entire life.After more than three and one-half decades as the equine auction spot for all-around performance horses representing almost every discipline, Triangle Sales Company is under new ownership. The sales company that was created by Cindy Bowling and her late husband, John, in 1979 has been sold to Jim Ware, who is a
The 2014 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., preceded the NCHA Derby finals on Aug. 2 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and topped the 2013 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale with 87 percent completed sales, including a strong $33,300 average for the top five highest-sellers.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has unveiled an incentive program that could award $220,000 to sale buyers and consignors.
In a move to broaden the market and offer premium auctions at moderate prices for all classes of performance horses, Western Bloodstock Ltd. has expanded its roster to include three new sales, in addition to their premier venues at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes, and NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales in Fort Worth.
The new sales are the Western Fall Roundup, to be held on Sept. 6, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark.; the Big Bash on the Brazos on Sept. 23 at Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Texas; and the Western Winter Roundup on Jan. 10, 2015, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.