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.

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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


Show Horses Sell Well at NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale

MagicMetallic-webMagic Metallic was the $140,000 highest seller at the NCHA Cutting Horse Sale. • Photo by Stacy PigottThe final session of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Fort Worth, Texas. A large crowd was on hand for the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale, which had 100 head of trained performance horses cataloged and saw two horses sell for more than $100,000.

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Sly Playgirl Brings Sale-Topping $800,000 Bid

SlyPlaygirl 16saleAt $800,000, Sly Playgirl topped the charts at the third session of the Preferred Breeders Sale this year. • Photo by Kelsey PecsekBuyers proved the market is strong for high-quality breeding stock at Session III of the Western Bloodstock Preferred Breeders Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. Held Dec. 9 in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, the session offered a diverse group of 180 weanlings, yearlings, broodmares and stallions, with sale topper Sly Playgirl selling for a cool $800,000.


Desires Smart Lena Tops Preferred Breeders Sale Session II

DesiresSmartLenaDesires Smart Lena was the highest seller at $93,000.The Preferred Breeders Sale Session II, held in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 8, listed 179 weanlings, yearlings and broodmares in the sale catalog. By the end of the sale, two half-siblings brought the highest bids, with Hip No. 4014, Desires Smart Lena leading the way at $93,000.