Myo Starlight and the Bell family (left to right): Lydia, 14; Pake, 12; Kynley, 7; and Spence and Kristin. • Photo by Beth DeLozier

A Rising Star

Her dam wasn’t purchased for any reason other than because she was a cutting-bred mare. She wasn’t bred to excel in any particular discipline. Her foray into the breeding world was a last-minute back-up plan. And yet Myo Starlight has quickly become a rising star, finishing 2016 as the No. 1 dam of reining horses while also producing money-earners in the reined cow horse arena.

Pepto Smoothy Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

The 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock, preceded the Classic/Challenge Open finals on July 22. More weanlings and yearlings walked through the pen than any other age, but it was the older horses that brought the highest bids.
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Cowgirl N Bronze Topped Marketplace at Ardmore Sale

CowgirlNBronzeChristian Lybbert aboard Cowgirl N Bronze, the high seller at $36,000. An unseasonably cool morning provided the backdrop for the start of the Marketplace at Ardmore Performance Horse Sale, held April 22 in Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. But, it didn’t take long for the good set of horses to heat things up.

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NCHA Super Stakes Sale Shows Strong Market for Performers

super-sarahs-boon$51,000 seller Super Sarahs Boon • Photo by Stacy PigottResults of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Sale, held April 8 in Fort Worth, Texas, showed a strong demand for trained cutting horses. Sixty horses – 77 percent of the 81 head offered – sold for $669,300. The net average was $11,155; the top 10 sellers averaged $20,250.

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Western Bloodstock to Manage NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

NRCHASaleIncentiveWestern Bloodstock's management of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will include a revamped Sale Incentive program for sale graduates. • Photo by Stacy PigottThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) has selected Western Bloodstock Ltd. to oversee the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Tinseltown Throwdown Tops Winter Premier Sale

TinseltownThrowdown 17HH copyTinseltown Throwdown • Photo by Hannah HarrelThe Winter Premier Sale, which is held in conjuction with the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas, took place the afternoon of Feb. 18, just before the World’s Greatest Horseman finals. Hip No. 54, Tinseltown Throwdown, brought the highest price of the day when the hammer fell at $26,750.

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Triangle Winter Sale Averages $6,200

vonstepatatimeVon Step At A Time, pictured with Trey Pool at the 2015 National Reining Horse Association Derby, was the highest seller at the Triangle Winter Sale. • Photo by WaltenberryThe excitement of a positive sale environment was unmistakable among buyers, sellers and spectators during the recent Triangle Winter Sale in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jan. 27-28. During the two-day event, 81 of the 456 horses that sold went for $10,000 or more. The consistently strong sales led to a net average of $6,200 and an 85 percent sales completion rate (less those withdrawn).

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Miss Berrie Smooth Tops Augusta Futurity Horse Sale

missberriesmoothMiss Berrie Smooth brought a purchase price of $17,500, making her the highest seller during the Augusta Futurity Horse Sale.The Augusta Futurity Horse Sale, held in Augusta, Georgia, at the James Brown Arena on Jan. 21, listed 32 performance prospects and broodmares in the sale book. Horses were displayed either in hand or on cattle, and the arena was full of interested buyers.