MARKETPLACE SALE AT ARDMORE; DICK PIEPER’S TACK ROOM COLLECTION
SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOV. 7
Sept. 28, 2015
A $250 catalog fee, fresh cattle for $50, no “no-sale” fees and all sales at only 8 percent commission. That’s the Marketplace at Ardmore Sale for performance horses scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, in Ardmore, Texas. Also Susie Reed is offering a “Free Ride,” where if you consign six head or more, you get one free: no catalog fee, no sales commission and no fresh cattle charge. In addition to fresh cattle in the live demo while selling, a flag is now available in the practice pen. The next sale won’t be until Nov. 7, 2015.
Also, selling will be Dick Pieper’s Tack Room collection of over 60 years. According to Pieper, who is a trainer and respected judge in the performance horse industry, he will be moving to West Texas to manage the new horse division at Jerry Bob and Eugenie Daniel’s Circle Bar Ranch.
His collection includes Klapper spurs and bits, Ortega breaded gear, Cheaney, Leddys and Joey Jemison saddles, a 1930 Model A Ford, totally restored, a 4-Star Horse Trailer with dressing room and tack, several pieces of horse-drawn equipment and a team of mules.
You can click on the links below or give Susie a call at 580-490-1103, or e-mail her at email@example.com. Her mailing address is P.O. Box 505, Marietta, Okla., and her fax is 580-276-4281.
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ALICE WALTON’S COMPLETE DISPERSAL FEATURES 89 HORSES, GROSSING $3.2 MILLION FOR A $36,298 AVERAGE AND $10,000 MEDIAN
HIGH SELLER BOON SAN BRINGS HALF A MILLION
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 27, 2015
Updated 6:45 p.m.
Boon San, shown with Eddie Flynn riding, was the high-selling horse of the sale, bringing $500,000.
In July, Alice Walton, 65, one of the wealthiest and most influential women in the world, announced that she was leaving the cutting horse industry and and “realigning her priorities.” She announced holding an absolute dispersal sale Sept. 21-22 at her Rocking W Ranch in Millsap, Texas, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd. The two-day sale also included ranch equipment. The ranch is for sale separately.
When the final gavel had fallen on the 89 horses that went through the sale ring, they had netted $3,230,500 for a $36,298 average and a $10,000 median. (Median is halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse.)
The high-selling horse, bringing a cool half a million dollars, was Boon San, a 2003 stallion, earner of $57,580, sired by High Brow Cat, NCHA’s all-time leading sire out of Boon San Sally by Boon Bar, earner of $60,802 and producer of 14 money earners with $1,103,845 in earnings. They include Boon San Kitty, a full sister to Boon San, with earnings of $565,504. She is also the dam of RW Sallycat, full sister to Boon San with $143,736 in lifetime earnings.
Boon San Baby, the second high-selling horse of the sale, bringing $410,000.
The second high seller was Boon San Baby, a 2010 sorrel mare, also sired by Boon San and out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, bringing a $410,000 final bid. The mare, with lifetime earnings of $197,332, sold with an embryo conceived April 26, 2015 for a 2016 foaling date, sire by The Boon, a 2008 red roan son of Peptoboonsmal out of Boon San Kitty by High Brow Cat, with earnings of $76,156. Boon San Kitty was the NCHa Horse of the Year and earner of $565,000 and was 2014 NCHA #4 Leading Producer, with foals earning $800,000, including Walton’s stallion Rocking W, with earnings of $329,000, including the champion of the NCHA Futurity. His first foals are just yearlings.
Stylish Baby Doll was the third high-seller, bringing $350,000. The 2002 mare sired by SR Instant Choice out of Stylish Oak Susie by Doc’s Oak, had $201,425 in lifetime earnings and was the 2006 NCHA Derby Champion. She sold with an embryo, conceived March 12, 2015 sired by Boon San, for a 2016 baby.
Seven horses sold for $100,000 and over while 10 sold for $50,000 and over. The top 10 netted $2,162,000 for a $216,200 average. The top 20 netted $2,682,000 for a $134,100 average.
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Stylish Baby Doll was the leading bred mare, bringing a $350,000 final bid. She is shown being ridden by Eddie Flynn.
Although the high-selling horse was a stallion, mares faired best in the average and median. Ten money-earning mares netted $1,237,500 for a $123,750 average and $50,000 median. Bred mares with embryo-transfer babies netted $1,187,500 for a $98,958 average and $72,500 median. Eight of the top 10 horses selling were mares, with only one stallion and one 2016 embryo.
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3-YEAR-OLDS – FOALS OF 2012
Eight foals of 2012, or 3-year-olds, topped the age groups, netting $399,000, averaging $49,875 for a $15,000 median. Two of those 3-year-olds also had embryos by Boon San going with them, including the high seller, Rockin Sally Cat, a daughter of Rockin W out of One Sallycat by One Time Pepto bringing $200,000 and Boon Sans Stylish, a daughter of Boon San out of Stylish Rosie, bringing 485,000.
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2-YEAR-OLDS – FOALS OF 2013
Ten 2-year-olds sold, bringing $246,900, averaging $24,690 for a $5,000 median. The high-selling 2-year-old was Pattie Rocks, a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, brining $200,000. However, the rest of the 2-year-olds bought only $8,000 or less, with the second high seller, Rockin My Car (Rockin W x Cats At The Mall x High Brow Cat) only getting an $8,000 final bid.
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EMBRYOS SOLD ALONE TO BE BORN IN 2016
There were 13 embryos that were sold separately from their dams, totaling $171,600 for a $13,200 average and a $5,000 median. The highest-selling embryo sold alone was sired by Boon San and out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, bringing a $100,000 final bid. The price then dropped down to $12,500 for an embryo by Boon San out of RW Rockin by Dual Rey. She is also the dam of Walton’s sire Fortune Bend, sired by One Time Pepto, and earner of $123,625.
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YEARLINGS – FOALS OF 2014
Nineteen yearlings sold for a total of $228,000, averaging $12,000 for a $6,000 median. The high seller, bringing $50,000, was Stylish N Rockin, a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice. Her dam, Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice was an NCHA Open Derby Champion and earner of $201,000. She has produced foals earning $358,000.
The second high-selling yearling at $37,000 was Rock My Boon San, sired by Rockin W out of Boon San Baby by Boon San. Boon San Baby has earned $197,000.
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WEANLINGS – FOALS OF 2015
There were more weanlings sold than any other division; however, they held the worst average. A total of 22 sold for $235,700, averaging $10,714 for a $4,700 median. The highest-selling weanling was not yet named and a daughter of Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll by SR Instant Choice, selling for $67,000. The second high seller was The Boons Baby, a daughter of The Boon out of Boon San Baby by Boon San, commanding a $45,000 final bid. Only the top five weanlings sold commanded a five-figure final bid.
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Only three sires had three or more offspring in the sale, topped by Boon San, with 35 offspring selling for a total of $996,200 averaging $28,463 for a $6,000 median. Next was Rockin W with 32 offspring bringing $748,600 for an average of $23,394 and a $6,750 median. Lastly, Dual Rey had three offspring totaling $123,500, averaging $41,167 for a $50,000 median.
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No buyers were listed by Western Bloodstock; however, Western Bloodstock posted an article on the Internet regarding the buyers of the horses, including the top buyer Robert Patton Jr., a Fort Worth businessman and co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He purchased 11 horses at the sale for $1,793,500, averaging $163,045, including the sale’s second-highest seller at $410,000, 5-year-old Boon San Baby LTE $197,332, with her 2016 embryo by The Boon. He also purchased 3-year-old Rockin Sallycat, by Rockin W out of One Sallycat, along with her 2016 embryo by Boon San, for $200,000; 2-year-old filly Pattie Rocks, by Rockin W out of Stylish Baby Doll, for $200,000; 6-year-old Boon San Spoon, by Hes A Peptospoonful out of Boon San Kitty, along with her 2016 embryo by Rockin W; and a 2016 embryo by Boon San out of Stylish Baby Doll. He also recently purchased the Marvine Ranch in Aledo from Jon and Abby Winkelried.
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Good luck Alice with your next ventures!
ALICE WALTON’S 1,435-ACRE RANCH FOR SALE FOR $19.750 MILLION
COMPLETE HORSE DISPERSAL TO BE HELD SEPT. 21-22 AT RANCH
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Sept. 16, 2015
Previously, cutting horse breeder and NCHA competitor, Alice Walton, announced that she was getting out of the cutting horse business and would be selling her horses. However, it has now been announced by Williams Trew Real Estate that they will be handling the sale of Alice’s Rocking W Ranch, located on the banks of the Brazos River in Millsap, Texas, including 1,435 acres. The price: $19.750 million. Williams Trew Real Estate, was formed in 2000 and was a dominant player in the Fort Worth residential market, but the end of 2014 was sold to Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Real Estate, which grew in 70 years from a one-woman office to become Texas’ largest agency.
According to the Williams Trew website, www.williamstrew.com, the ranch is located just west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex off of Interstate I-20. The Rocking W offers over 1,435 acres with extensive paved and ranch roads that grant access to all portions of the property. With an excellent blend of hardwood and some softwood trees, plus a wildlife friendly mix ranging from open to heavy cover with strong native grasses, the ranch is an ideal spot for any outdoor enthusiast.
Plus, with over 250 acres of coastal Bermuda pasture providing abundant hay for cattle and horses, and over 15 stock tanks and ponds, well water, and Brazos River water, the Rocking W is a vibrant working ranch. Hay and equipment barns provide abundant, protected storage for the ranch owner’s equipment and crops. Numerous large traps for horses and cattle are pipe fenced and watered.
Perhaps the most captivating aspect of the Rocking W is the extensive horse facility. A 24-stall main show barn serves as the anchor, and includes 10 oversized, covered outdoor stalls adjacent to an additional covered arena.
The main residence sits atop a hill with spectacular views of the Brazos River Valley and the equine facility. Mature oak trees encapsulate the 4,100+ sq. ft. soft contemporary home. The comfortable residence offers three bedrooms, a library and a main gallery. The state of the art home features Venetian plaster walls, Mesquite floors, Sycamore and Cherry cabinetry and a fully customizable home automation system.
The large covered deck off the main living area is the perfect place to enjoy the best sunset view in the Brazos River Valley. Additional residences for all needed staff and guests are located in the central complex. Upon purchase, the seller will convey an adjudicated right to impound up to 200 acre feet of water and to divert and use up to 600 acre feet of water for agricultural purposes. The mineral estate and producing royalties owned by the seller will also convey.
Alice Walton, 65, is one of the wealthiest and most influential women in the world and in July announced she was leaving the cutting horse industry. At the time she was a member of the NCHA Finance Committee. Giving a reason, Walton said she is realigning her priorities and it’s time for me to pull back and focus on other things that really matter to me.”
She opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., in 2011 and is also the CEO of the Museum. The daughter of the late Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart also has other philanthropic interests that she wants to focus on. In 2012, Walton was recognized by Time Magazine as being one of the world’s most influential people.
The 91 horses selling include five broodmares, two breeding stallions, 26 foals in utero, 23 weanlings, 18 yearlings 10 2-year-olds, eight show horses and three ranch horses.
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According to NCHA’s Sally Harrison, some of the horses selling have stellar pedigrees and performance records, as well as being producers of money earners. They include: Boon San Sally, foaled in 1980, who produced the winners of more than $1 million, and created a dynasty of champions including Boon San Spoon, the Open Champion at the NCHA Classic Challenge, held July 17, 2015. It was the Walton Ranch’s final show.
Bred and raised by Walton, Boon San Spoon is out of Boon San Sally’s famous daughter, 2004 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Boon San Kitty, who won the NCHA Classic Challenge in 2005 and 2006 and remains the only horse to have won the event twice. Boon San Kitty is also the dam of 2009 NCHA Open Futurity Champion Rockin W, earner of $329,722.
Other Walton Ranch Open champions from the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which encompasses the NCHA Derby and the NCHA Classic Challenge, include BR Instant Replay, champion of the 2000 Classic Challenge and Stylish Baby Doll, champion of the 2006 NCHA Derby. Stylish Baby
Doll, the earner of $201,425, will sell in the Walton dispersal along with six of her daughters and an embryo transfer for 2016 by Boon San. Boon San, reserve champion of the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge, is a full brother to Boon San Kitty (lifetime earnings of $565,504). Also a cornerstone Rockin W sire, also will be sold, as well as the young stallion The Boon, a Boon San Kitty son.
Boon San Baby, Boon San Spoon’s stablemate, also collected a check and trophy buckle as a finalist in the 2015 Classic Challenge. Boon San Spoon has current career earnings of $169,189 and Boon San Baby has $197,332. Both of the mares are included in the Walton Ranch’s Absolute Dispersal, along with many other full and half-siblings.
HORSE & EQUIPMENT SALE SCHEDULE:
With 91 top-bred horses, and a donkey selling by Jeremy Barwick’s Western Bloodstock Sale Company at the ranch, the horses will be demonstrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, along with buyer registration.
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The sale of equipment will begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21, including a 36-foot travel trailer, trucks, hose trailers, stock trailers, flatbed trailers, tractors and other implements, ATVs, ranch equipment, cameras, office equipment, mechanical cow, foal alert, semen tank, saddles, bridles, blankets, etc.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, buyer registration will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be held at 12 noon and the 92 horses will start selling at 1 p.m., followed by the auctioning of a Rockin W Syndicate share, nine annual Rockin W breedings and five annual Fortune Bend breedings followed by the sale of horse tack.
NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 21-OCT. 3
SALES TO BE HELD OCT. 1-3
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Good Time (One Time Pepto x Dual Nurse x Dual Pep) owned by Lynne Wurzer and ridden by Corey Cushing. Primo photo
Sept. 11, 2015
From humble beginnings in 1970, with a mere 27 entries, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity has flourished into one of the most prestigious and exciting events in the Western performance industry. This year’s event is scheduled for Sept. 21 – Oct. 3, 2015, with 236 entries in the Open divisions and 71 in the Non-Pro divisions.
Many cow horse enthusiasts describe their first Snaffle Bit Futurity experience as the reason they became hooked on the spine-tingling sport. As a result hundreds of horses and thousands of fans from across the U.S., Canada and overseas will make the journey to Reno, Nev., for the Futurity this year.
Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $100,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older.
The annual Raffle Filly giveaway also is a Futurity mainstay. For the price of a single $10.00 ticket, you could win your very own royally bred, started 2-year-old with a paid entry to the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity! The Raffle Filly is donated every year by the Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif.
Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $428,000 includes $328,000 added to the Open and Cinch Intermediate Open. $100,000 is added to the Discount Tire Non Pro Futurity along with $5,000 added to the Amateur and $5,000 added to the Non Pro Limited Futurity.
Horse Show Added Money totals $33,500 and includes a $7,000 Added Open Bridle and Open Hackamore and $3,000 added Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Hackamore.
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Four sales will be held with the Performance Horse and Select 2-Year-Old Preview scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.
The Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1.
On Friday, Oct. 3 , at 10 a.m., the Optional Performance Horse and Select 2-Year-Old Preview will be held. At approximately 11 a.m., the Performance Horse Sale will be held, followed by the Select 2-Year-Old sale.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m., the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale will be held.
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NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR SALE AVERAGES $10,069 ON 135 SOLD HORSES
HIGH-SELLER MISS ARISTOLCRAT BRINGS $85,000
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Aug. 2, 2015
The NCHA Spectacular Sale, held Saturday, Aug., in the Watt Arena of Will Rogers, featured 171 consignments, with 13 outs, 23 passed out (reserves not achieved) and 135 sold for $1,359,350 for a $10,069 average. No buyers’ names were given by the sale company.
Produced by Jeremy and Candace Barwick’s Western Bloodstock, over 46 percent (79 head) of those consigned were yearlings. With seven outs and six pass-outs, 66 yearlings sold for $354,400 for a $6,885 average. The high-selling yearling was Stylish Rey Bell, a red roan daughter of Dual Rey out of Blues Styish Bell by Docs Stylish Oak, consigned by the Sunrise Ranch and bringing $28,000.
Six head of sale horses brought over $30,000, including the high-selling horse Miss Aristolcrat, consigned by Brad Benson, bringing $85,000. The 3-year-old gray daughter comes from Jack Waggoner’s breeding program, sired by Boon A Little out of Aristolcrat by Smart Aristolcrat was in training with Jaimie Beamer. Her dam, sired by Smart Aristocrat, produced nine money earnings, earning close to $300,000 and including Brave Red Feather with earnings of $72,200.
Scooters Daisy Dukes, a 2009 sorrel daughter of Dual Smart Rey out of Scooters Playmate by Freckles Playboy, was the second high seller and the high-selling broodmare, bringing $60,000. Consigned by Taylor Carbo, the earner of $77,328, sold with three embryos, one by Metallic Cat and two by Kit Kat Sugar. All here were conceived in 2015 for foaling in 2016.
Two horses brought $40,000, including the horse I vote has the most original name, That Kotn Pikn Pepto, a red roan 4-year-old daughter of One Time Pepto out of Cat N Colonel by High Brow Cat, consigned by the Woolf Ranch and in training with Andy Sherrerd. The mare had earnings of $9,343 including being seventh in the NCHA Limited Open Super Stakes and a finalist in the Bonanza Open Derby.
The other horse selling for $40,000 was Casey Catt, a 2008 chestnut gelding, consigned by C J Performance Horses, that was also the high-selling gelding. Sired by Sophisticated Catt, he was out of Amanda Starlight by Grays Starlight and had earnings of $105,192. Originally trained by Beau Galyean, he was currently in training with Russ Carroll.
That Smarts Cat, a 5-year-old daughter of High Brow Cat out of That Smarts by Smart Little Lena, that was the dam of 18 money earnings earning Close to $1.2 million in earnings. That Smarts Cat, consigned by Brad Benson had $3,252 in earnings and sold for $38,000.
The last horse selling for over $30,000 was Who Dat Kitty, a 2010 daughter of High Brow Cat out of Play Like Clay by Freckles Playboy, with earnings of $28,404. She sold with two embryos: one by Hottish and the other by Dual Smart Rey – both to be born in 2016. She was also consigned by Taylor Carbo and brought a reported $37,000.
A note from the Editor: There was one interesting aspect of the sale in that there were only eight horses that were consigned by “an agent,” rather than their owners. That has always been a “pet peeve” of mine as if I’m going to buy a horse, and my husband and I have bought hundreds in sales, I usually want to buy from the breeder and I sure want to know whom I am buying it from. The “agent” on all eight was Ben Emison, a former owner of Western Bloodstock. One of the horses Sunset CD was actually owned by Bobby Pidgeon’s Dogwood Farms and bred by his Bar H Ranche. Five were owned by sale company owner Jeremy Glen Barwick, including Mamas Little Pistol, Slap Jack Billy, Miss Lacey, Aww Naw and Outshyne. Jeremy and his wife Candace were the owners of Reyz Cain and Royal Pain. Actually the Barwicks were the breeders of six of the seven horses they consigned.
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Knot My Cash, the 2015 San Antonio Select high-selling stallion at $25,000. Pictured from left to right: Dave Schaffner, Sandy Schaffner and George Birck.
SAN ANTONIO HORSE SALES SIZZLE WITH REFRESHED MARKET
RANCH GELDING STAKES AND SALE PAYS OUT OVER $15,000 TO CONSIGNORS
May 12, 2015
By Kay Easterwood
Photos by Don Trout
Each year when the third weekend of February rolls around at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo, the atmosphere comes alive with people who have a strong attraction to the western performance-bred horse. For the past 28 years, this weekend has become home to two of the most highly respected auctions of all-around western performance horses—the San Antonio Select Sale and the San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale. During this time frame the sale management firm of Segraves and Associates, owned by Dale and Donna Segraves, of Midlothian, Texas, have constantly fine tuned the auctions to meet the ever changing needs of the horse industry and stay abreast of the trends that come and go and drive market conditions. The quality of service and a friendly attitude toward both sellers and buyers are corner stone elements of the sale management process.
Boom Boom Banjo, the San Antonio Select Sale second high-selling horse, bringing $17,500.
One can take a casual walk down any of the sale stall aisles on sale weekend and readily see this. Buyers and sellers are conversing with each other, they are going out to dinner together having never seen each other before, they are enthusiastically introducing their families to each other, but one of the most noticeable traits among these people is the fact that they are all smiling. They are having a good time and that is what it is all about. Mix that in with an excellent dose of an upswing in market conditions and you have an atmosphere where good things are going to happen. For nearly three decades now the Segraves management team coupled with that of the Stock Show’s Horse Department team have continued to fine tune on these elements so that the level of professional service is unmatched in the field of selling western performance horses at public auction. This is why it has come to be widely known in the industry as “The San Antonio Weekend”.
The two horse auctions and the ranch gelding judging are all held each year during one of the nation’s largest winter stock shows, the 66th Annual San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of Texas youth. It is an event known for its highly respected livestock shows and in 2014 was voted for the tenth straight year the nation’s Number One PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo. Sellers and buyers in town for the two big horse sales are able to also enjoy the PRCA Rodeo, along with other attractions such as family entertainment, live music, gourmet food eateries, shopping and a very impressive Texas Wildlife Exhibit, just to name a few. All of these attractions are well within walking distance of the horse sales stall area, Expo Center Arena and Auction Sale facility. It is quite an impressive and exciting atmosphere that horse sale patrons love and keep coming back to. As of 2014 and since its inception, the stock show has contributed a total $147.9 million in scholarships and grants toward the education of Texas youth. In 2014 the annual contribution was $11.8 million alone.
Spanish Attration, the 2015 San Antonio Select Sale third high-selling horse, bringing $15,000,
2015 Select Sale Results: The weekend began with the San Antonio Select Sale, held on Saturday, Feb. 21. This is the traditional sale in San Antonio, selling stallions, mares, yearlings, two year olds and working horses with heavy emphasis on cutting, reining, roping and working cow horse pedigrees. The sale also has the reputation of containing a wide variety of color such as grays, red roans, blue roans, buckskins, blacks and palominos, all of which are highly popular throughout South Texas and Mexico. This year’s Select Sale included 172 consignments from consignors traveling from seven states.
At the end of the first day, the high-selling horse and high-selling stallion was KNOT MY CASH, a 2008 AQHA palomino stallion, selling for $25,000. The stallion was sired by Sensation Cash, and out of a daughter of Shining Spark. The stallion was consigned by George Birck, Round Mountain, Texas / Dave Schaffner, Agent, and purchased by Eduardo Campos Villarreal, Mexico.
The second high-selling horse in the Select Sale was BOOM BOOM BANJO, a 2010 AQHA bay stallion, selling for $17,500. The stallion was sired by Banjo Whiz, by Topsail Whiz, and out of a daughter of Boomernic. The stallion was consigned by Dave and Stacy Sehl, Cooper, Texas, and purchased by Becky Warncke (TX).
Snowphisticated Catt was the San Antonio Select Sale 6th high-selling horse, bringing $12,000. Shown are Joe and Holly Heim.
The third high selling horse in the Select Sale was SPANISH ATTRACTION, a 2011 buckskin stallion, selling for $15,000. The stallion was sired by Playin Attraction; and out of a daughter of Seven S Keota, by Shining Spark. The stallion was consigned by Jim and Kathleen Hill, H Ranch/Klay Waters, agent, Channing, Texas, and sold to Alvin King, Jr. (TX).
The top ten head in the Select Sale averaged a sale price of $13,740. The top twenty head sale average was $11,345, and the top fifty head averaged $8,389. Percentage of completed sales was 82%. A total of 33 head were purchased by buyers from Mexico.
Klay Waters, selling agent for the third high selling horse in the Select Sale, when asked about the popularity of the San Antonio sales said, “We come here every year to sell our best ones. The sales are very fortunate to be located in San Antonio, which is not only a great city to visit, but also very accessible to buyers from throughout Texas and Mexico. The sales have been built to focus on quality stock-type performance horses with lots of color, and that’s what the buyers know they’ll find here every year. Plus, the volunteers here in the San Antonio area who work tirelessly to help put these sales on have done an incredible job of focusing on hospitality for both U.S. and international guests. People know they’ll have a great weekend and the opportunity to buy the best horses in San Antonio.”
Peptovisions Sweetie, the Ranch Gelding Champion and high-selling gelding. Pictured (l to r) D.J. & Susan Storey Rubio, Thomas Bray (rider), Liz Bray, Julie & Fred Bray, Chase Ferrell of D&D Texas Outfitters, Kevin Ferrell of D&D, Lew Thompson of Espuela de Plata, Donna & Dale Segraves.
The San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale was held Sunday, February 22nd. In its twenty-third year, this is one of the first and one of the premier ranch gelding show and sales in the nation, with a reputation of attracting some of the finest working geldings available. Only geldings are accepted. The judged competition of the event is held throughout the morning, with the sale immediately following. During the judged competition, each gelding is given seven minutes to perform a series of required maneuvers commonly found in ranch work. Spectators often comment about the exciting nature of the fence work and roping, which is meant to challenge even the most experienced ranch horse. This is due in part to the choice of cattle selected for the event each year—a South Texas style 600-weight straight F-1 tiger striped heifer. This makes for a challenging competition and a true test of each ranch horse’s ability.
This year’s ranch gelding competition and sale included 74 geldings consigned by consignors from six states. A total of $15,200.00 in cash prizes and awards were presented to the top placing geldings in the judged competition. Competition results were as follows:
Bad Freckles, 2015 San Antonio Ranch Gelding reserve Champion and third high-selling ranch gelding. Pictured Wes Housler.
Champion Ranch Gelding. PEPTOVISIONS SWEETIE, a 2007 red roan gelding, sired by Sweet Lil Pepto; and out of a daughter of Playboys Badge. The gelding was consigned by Storey Ranch, D.J. and Susan Storey Rubio, Cotulla, Texas, and was trained and ridden by Thomas Bray, Fulshear, Texas. The gelding scored a 174 out of a possible 200 to earn the Championship. Awards for winning the championship included a check for $5,000 cash, trophy saddle, champion belt buckle, engraved breast collar, and a monogrammed vest
Reserve Champion Ranch Gelding. BAD FRECKLES, a 2005 palomino gelding, sired by Bad Peppy Lena, by Peppy San Badger; and out of a daughter of Cool Freckles, by Colonel Freckles. The gelding was consigned by Wes Housler, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and was ridden by Wes Housler. The gelding scored a 165 out of a possible 200 to earn the Reserve Championship. Awards for winning the reserve championship included a check for $1,725 cash, an engraved breast collar, reserve champion belt buckle, and a monogrammed vest.
Third Place. LENAS OLENA STAR, a 2003 sorrel gelding, sired by Lenas Jewel bars; and out of a daughter of Doc O’Lena. The gelding was consigned by the Fred Bray Ranch, Fulshear, Texas, and ridden by Thomas Bray.
Fourth Place. MR SAN BO, a 2000 sorrel gelding, sired by Little Bo Badger, by Peppy San Badger; and out of a daughter of Doc’s Solano, by Doc Bar. The gelding was consigned by Larry and Beverley Jacobs, Pollok, Texas and ridden by Shawn Holden.
Fifth/ Sixth Place Tie. HOT WATER SIX, a 2005 gray gelding, sired by Powder River Playboy, by Peppy San Badger; and out of a daughter of Lucky Bottom Silver. The gelding was consigned by Cowboy Collection Quarter Horses, Gainesville, Texas, and ridden by Todd Richardson, also of Gainesville.
Fifth/Sixth Place Tie. ROMEO, a 2003 unregistered buckskin gelding. The gelding was consigned by Kelsey Mosby, Rising Star, Texas, and ridden by Kelsey Mosby.
Seventh Place. DELIGHTFULLY SMART, a 2009 sorrel gelding, sired by Very Smart Remedy, by Smart Little Lena; and out of a daughter of Colonel De Boon, by Colonel Freckles. The gelding was consigned by the Fred Bray Ranch, Fulshear, Texas, and ridden by Thomas Bray.
Eighth Place. SHINING GOLD DUST, a 2010 palomino gelding, sired by Shiners Lena Doc; and out of a daughter of Pines Fourway Stop, by Great Pine. The gelding was consigned by Cowboy Collection Quarter Horses, Gainesville, Texas, and ridden by Todd Richardson, also of Gainesville.
Judges for the ranch gelding competition were Chance O’Neal, Guthrie, Texas; and George Chappell of Terrell, Texas.
Fred Bray, owner of two of the top placing eight geldings said, “The continued success of the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale here at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo really shows that horses continue to be an important part of western lifestyle. There’s just no substitute for a high-quality ranch horse, and people know this is the place to find their next working gelding and competition level performance horse. My son, Thomas, has competed every year here in this event since its inception and we are extremely glad that San Antonio has become known for the quality of this sale, and to be a part of that living, breathing connection to the western lifestyle.”
Peptovisions Sweetie, the 2015 San Antonio Ranch Gelding high-selling gelding at $18,000. Rider Thomas Bray.
2015 Ranch Gelding Sale Results. Following the judged competition, the crowd moved to the auction arena, where the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale was dedicated to Mark Colaw, former Chairman of the stock show’s Horse Committee and long time supporter of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo. Members of Mark Colaw’s family along with numerous close friends were on hand at his side as Colaw received the award presented in the sale ring by Cody Davenport, Vice President of S.A.L.E. Colaw, a life-time member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo, became a Director of the stock show in 1996. His tenure as Chairman of the Horse Committee ran from 1997 through 2005. During those years as Horse Show Chairman, Colaw was known for his dynamic and innovative leadership style. He developed strategies and leadership positions that are still in place today. Perhaps his greatest contributions were in cultivating other volunteers who became leaders in their own right. Many of these people have gone on to manage areas and hold leadership positions themselves. Colaw’s path at S.A.L.E. led him to become the first Assistant Vice President in 2005, and in 2011 he was named a Lifetime Assistant Vice President. His leadership at S.A.L.E. greatly influenced the development of the San Antonio Select Horse Sale and the San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale.
Following the dedication ceremonies the gelding sale was kicked off featuring all of the geldings that had competed in the judged competition earlier that day. At the end of the day, the top selling gelding was PEPTOVISIONS SWEETIE, a 2007 red roan gelding that had been chosen the Champion Ranch Gelding earlier that day, ridden by Thomas Bray, Fulshear, Texas. He was sired by Sweet Lil Pepto, and out of a daughter of Playboys Badge. The gelding was consigned by Storey Ranch, D. J. and Susan Storey Rubio, Cotulla, Texas; and purchased by Terry McKinley of Yoakum, Texas, for a bid of $18,000.
Paddys Irish Moon, the 2015 San Antonio Ranch Gelding Sale second high-selling gelding. Pictured Trey Wasserburger.
The second high selling ranch gelding was PADDYS IRISH MOON, a 2008 palomino gelding, sired by Makin Moonshine, by Shining Spark, and out of a daughter of Paddys Irish Whiskey. The gelding was consigned by Trey and Dayna Wasserburger, Vinita, Oklahoma, and purchased by Pamela Tushak, Vista, California, for $17,200.
The third high selling gelding was a 5-way tie, each selling for $15,000. These horses were as follows:
- BAD FRECKLES, a 2005 palomino gelding sired by Bad Peppy Lena, by Peppy San Badger; and out of a daughter of Cool Freckles, by Colonel Freckles. He was consigned by Wes Housler, Cloudcroft, New Mexico; and was purchased by Lawrence Merritt, Greeley, Colorado, for a final bid of $15,000.
- ROMEO, a 2003 unregistered buckskin gelding. He had been consigned by Kelsey Mosby, Rising Star, Texas; and sold to Brian Bichsel, Claude, Texas, for a bid of $15,000.
- MOON PYE, a 2007 red roan gelding sired by Boonlight Dancer, and out of a daughter of Grays Starlight. He was consigned by Rod Brents, Aspermont, Texas; and sold to Richard Gingrich, Sinton, Texas, for a final bid of $15,000.
- SHINING GOLD DUST, a 2010 palomino gelding sired by Shiners Lena Doc, and out of a daughter of Pines Fourway Stop, by Great Pine. He was consigned by Cowboy Collection Quarter Horses, Gainesville, Texas; and was purchased by Douglas McRae, Kerrville, Texas, for a final bid of $15,000.
- HA GYPSYS NIC, a 2006 palomino gelding sired by Starlights Gypsy, by Grays Starlight; and out of a daughter of Reminic. He was consigned by Blake Patillo, St. Elmo, Illinois; and was purchased by Kenneth Taylor, Midland, Texas, for a final bid of $15,000.
The top ten geldings sold averaged $15,070, the top twenty averaged $12,235, with the overall average at $8,719 on 71% completed sales.
The 2015 San Antonio Select & Ranch Gelding Sale featured a packed house.
Dale Segraves has been managing sales like these in San Antonio since 1977. When asked about the prices this year in San Antonio he said, “We were blessed this year with a really good set of geldings in the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale on Sunday. It is hard to get a large group of these good geldings consigned because many of the people who own them do not want to sell them. The high end of the horses in the Saturday sale was equally as nice, and we had what our repeat buyers from Mexico wanted. San Antonio and the Stock Show offer sale participants so many fun and historic places to visit making for an unforgettable trip. Over the years of managing these sales we have developed a lot of wonderful relationships with both buyers and sellers that come here every year. It is very rewarding to see these people come to the event, have a good time, sell their horse, buy a horse, go to the nation’s number one PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo and drive out the gate having experienced a western life style event that ranks at the top of their list. Another huge contribution to this “people friendly” environment is the long list of Stock Show volunteers and staff that work tirelessly to make it all happen. That’s what San Antonio is all about. ”
Auctioneers for both sales were Don Green of Roanoke, Alabama, and Steve Friskup of Muleshoe, Texas. Pedigree announcers were Wade Cunningham, Jay, Oklahoma, and Ty McClary, Valley View, Texas. Sale management for the two-day event was Segraves and Associates, Dale and Donna Segraves of Midlothian, Texas. This marked the 28th year for the Segraves firm to manage the event.
Sponsors of the sales were Don Pedro Mexican Food Restaurants of San Antonio for the Select Sale; and Espuela de Plata (formerly H & H Livestock, LLC), Pearsall, Texas; D & D Ranch Outfitters, Seguin, Texas; and Wrangler Jeans for the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale.
The 2016 edition of the San Antonio Select Sale and the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale will be held next February in conjunction with the 67th Annual San Antonio Livestock Exposition & Rodeo. Contact Segraves and Associates at (972)775-2880 or mail@DDSegraves.com for details on the 2016 sales.