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 Although 20 percent of the total horses cataloged were withdrawn because road conditions didn’t allow some consignors to make it to the Shawnee, Oklahoma, auction site, 82 percent of the horses passing through the ring were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
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.”