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.

2015 NCHA Super Stakes Sale Results

NCHA Super Stakes Sale
Held April 18, 2015
104 horses consigned
$1,274,200 gross for a $12,252 average
76 sold (73%), $861,900 net, $11,341 average and $9,250 median.

Average Up At NCHA Super Stakes Sale

metallic-floNCHA Super Stakes Sale highest seller Metallic Flo • Jim Arnold photoMetallic 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.