$100,000 CD Lights Yearling Tops NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

shining-cd-lightShining CD Light was the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales highest seller at $100,000.The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales spanned three days in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 1-3, and included four sessions of cow horse prospects, proven performers and broodmares. The final session, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, resulted in the highest seller, as Shining CD Light brought a final bid of $100,000.

2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale
Held Aug. 1, 2015
158 horses consigned
$1,727,850 gross for a $10,759 average
135 sold (85%), $1,359,350 net, $10,069 average and $6,200 median


Record $3.2 Million for Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Dispersal

BoonSanBabyBoon San Baby • Photo by Jim ArnoldIt was the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, when the final hammer fell on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd. at Rocking W Ranch in Millsap, Texas. Eighty-nine horses and embryos, the culmination of five decades of Walton’s selective breeding, sold for $3,230,500, with an average of $36,298. Seven horses sold for $100,000 or more; five brought $200,000 or more.


Triangle Sales Restructures Sale Dates, Features First Versatility Ranch Competition

tri-horse-logoThe upcoming Triangle Sales Fall Horse Sale, Oct. 29-31, will introduce a new schedule of events and some first-ever opportunities for buyers at the long-established Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center sale site in Shawnee, Oklahome. Pre-sale competitions will be a new inclusion introduced at the fall sale, as well as a new annual sale schedule, which will now feature three sales during the year rather than five.


NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales Consignment Deadline Sept. 1

buena-spook2014 NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales highest seller Buena Spook • QHN photoThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)/Markel Insurance Futurity Sale consignment deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 1. The NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales are held with the largest reining event in the world – the NRHA Futurity. New for 2015, NRHA is adding a Production section to the Marketplace Sale on Thursday, Dec. 3.


The title fits: NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

miss-aristolcrat2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale highest seller Miss AristolcratThe 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.


Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Plans September Dispersal

boon-san-spoonNCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open Champion Boon San Spoon with loper Ernesto Medllen, Alice Walton and Jesse Lennox • Photo by Kelsey PecsekAfter more than 50 years in the horse business, Alice Walton is calling it quits. In mid-July, it was announced her Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, in Millsap, Texas, will be completely dispersed during a two-day sale event, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22.


High Roller Reining Classic Announces Addition Of Longhorn Auction

hudson-valentine-longhornsThe Hudson-Valentine Longhorn Sale will be held during the High Roller Reining Classic in Las Vegas. 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.