Triangle Sales Begins New Chapter
Upcoming October Fall Sale will run as scheduled
Press Release from Triangle sales
Sept. 22, 2014
Jim Ware and Cindy Bowling
After more than three and a half decades as the equine auction spot for all-around performance horses representing almost every discipline, Triangle Sales Company is under new ownership. The sales company that was created by Cindy Bowling and her late husband, John, in 1979 has been sold to Jim Ware, who is a former partner of Western Bloodstock. Ware learned the auction business from his family while growing up in northeastern Louisiana and has been active in the equine industry his entire life.
After celebrating a milestone birthday, Bowling, who is an avid scuba diver and reining horse competitor, made the decision to sell the company.
“I would never sell my company to someone that I didn’t think was going to go on and make it better, promote it, do better things and keep the name,” Bowling said. “I think Jim is honest and fair, and I think he’ll make me proud. His goal is to make it bigger than it is now and better like it used to be back in the glory days.”
“It’s been in business for 36 years, and you don’t do something for 36 years without doing something right,” Ware stated. “They’ve done a good job, and it’s in a great location that is convenient to a lot of different parts of the United States. It’s a lot more than just an auction to a lot of people. It’s kind of like family to a lot of folks.
“I’ve always had a big admiration for Triangle Sales,” Ware added. “It brings people from all over the world and not just for one particular discipline but many. I enjoy that. I like selling more than one type of horse.”
Ware takes management of Triangle Sales on October 8th, immediately following the upcoming Fall Sale and is planning some changes and improvements to the January 16-18, 2015 sale.
Shorter sale days are planned, and Triangle will offer “click to bid” Internet purchasing options through Superior Productions. Buyers will have peace of mind through free and immediate fall-of-hammer insurance that will be in effect for 24 hours. While the sale will still be held at Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, it will move to a different building so that horses will be able to be worked live on cattle while being sold. Pre-sale barrel and rope horse demonstrations will be more formal to allow potential buyers to evaluate auction horses. Big screen TVs will be installed to enhance the sale experience, and Visa and MasterCard will be accepted for payment.
“I’ve sold thousands and thousands of cutting horses,” Ware said. “I have learned that there are a lot of great horses that may not be the flavor of the month at one sale but they may be a big attraction at Triangle for multiple disciplines. We’re always going to put a special emphasis on cutting horses because I know that’s the nucleus of performance horses, but expect a great variety of horses at the sales.”
“I have some employees that have been here since we started,” Bowling said. “The sale-day staff is a very cohesive group. They are more like family because we’ve all been doing this so long together. It is my hope that it continues to have that family atmosphere.
“It’s also that way with the customers – the consignors and buyers,” Bowling said. “Many of them have been coming here year after year. We had people that got married here, and one couple named their child Shawnee. The same familiar faces have been here a long, long time, and my goal is that it continues to have that honest reputation and family atmosphere, and I think Jim will do that. That’s very important to me. I have faith and trust in him that he will do this.”
Ware will add some well-known names to the Triangle staff.
“We’ve assembled a great team to sell the horses,” Ware said.
The auctioneers for upcoming sales will be equine sale veterans Steve Friskup and Don Green. Ware will offer his pedigree analysis along with Triangle mainstay, Ron Berndt and Wade Cunningham.
Other additions that Ware plans to make include adding a special session for AQHA Ranching Heritage breeders and a special Barrel Racing and Speed horse session.
“A lot of people that are raising the versatility ranch-type horse don’t have their own sale or access to what they really need so we’re going to try to make that a really great venue for each of those people,” Ware said. “They will be special guests and have their own session at every sale.” Ware added, “My involvement with racing Quarter Horses has really opened my eyes to the need for a market for barrel prospects throughout the calendar year. We intend to fill that void at Triangle.”
Bowling will stay on with Triangle Sales through April and then plans to devote her time to diving, reining, visiting family and volunteering with the Kairos Prison Ministry.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to make the transition as easy as possible and to make it a success,” Bowling said. “It’s my goal to make sure that Jim’s very successful in the future. Triangle has been here 36 years and there’s no reason it can’t be here another 36 years. I believe we are the oldest and largest.”
For more information about upcoming sale dates, visit http://trihorse.com or jimware.net.
NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY SALES SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 2-4
HISTORIC WARD RANCH CONSIGNS 13 HEAD
By Glory Ann Kurtz from NRCHA release
Sept. 15, 2014
Thirteen horses from the historic Ward Ranch cow horse-breeding program have been consigned to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, scheduled for Oct. 2-4 during the annual NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, held in Reno, Nev., Monday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 4.
According to Dar Hanson, the Ward Ranch manager who also serves on the NRCHA Sale committee, eleven of the Ward Ranch horses are in the Classic Yearling & Broodmare Sale, which is the first sale of the three and scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, with 168 consignments. According to the current catalog (see below), a total of 334 consignments will come through the sale ring over the three days.
The other three sales included the Performance Horse Sale, with 38 consignments, held Friday, Oct. 3 at approximately 11 a.m. It will be followed by the 63-consignment 2-Year-Old Select Sale. The final sale, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, featuring 65 consignments, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. The sales are presented by Markel Insurance and managed by Parnell Dickinson.
“When you’re looking at the quality of horses, and the value for the dollar, the Classic Sale is one of the best opportunities all weekend, said sale manager Jake Parnell. “It is a very worthwhile place to shop. There have been a lot of ‘steals’ out of that sale.”
In most cases, the only difference between Select Sale yearlings and Classic Sale yearlings are the accomplishments of their dams. As for broodmares, Classic Sale consignments offer equal pedigree power as the Select mares, but may have less on their performance or produce resume.
“Horses in the Classic sale are every bit as good. A lot of those Classic yearlings have a grand-dam that made six figures, but maybe their mother was hurt and couldn’t be shown, or she didn’t win as much,” Parnell said. “There are also opportunities to get good broodmares that didn’t qualify for the Select sale. There are exceptional bloodlines in the Classic sale, but the mares may not have the performance or the production record to qualify for the Select.
“The Classic sale is a great place to buy horses,” he continued. “A lot of yearlings in that sale have dams that might be one futurity season away from being in the Select Sale category, because they might have only one foal of show age and haven’t built that produce record yet.”
According to Hanson, his goal is to place horses where they have the best opportunity to bring their maximum value.
“The Classic sale is a great place to buy horses,” Hanson said. “A lot of yearlings in that sale have dams that might be one futurity season away from being in the Select Sale category, because they might have only one foal of show age and haven’t built that produce record yet.”
Buyers should also keep in mind that all yearlings, whether purchased through the Classic Sale or the Select Sale, are eligible for the Yearling Incentive purse. The horses must be enrolled at the sale, and the fee may be paid either by the buyer or the consignor. The Futurity Sale incentives will be described in more detail in another installment of our series.
For further information contact the sale company at email@example.com or call Jake Parnell at 916-662-1298 if you have any questions.
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FRESH CATTLE, GOOD DIRT AND REASONABLE FEES
TOP MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE SALE
Sept. 11, 2014
With the next Marketplace at Ardmore sale, held in Ardmore, Okla., Nov. 1, 2014, consignments opened on Aug. 1. With a catalog fee of only $250 and a fresh cattle charge of $50, there will be no “no-sale” fees and an 8% commission.
The sale is advertised as a “solid show horse market where all cutters work as they sell.”
Sale manager Susie Reed recently announced that “in addition to fresh cattle in our live demo while selling, a flag is now available in the practice pen.”
For further information go to http://www.themarketplaceatardmore.com or contact Susie Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 580-276-4830, cell 580-490-1103 or fax: 580-276-4281.
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TEXAS STOCK SHOW TIME IS ON THE HORIZON
SEGRAVES & ASSOCIATES TO HOLD SALES IN FORT WORTH & SAN ANTONIO
Sept. 11, 2014
Segraves & Associates Sale Company is celebrating its 38th year in the sale business this year and as they have done for years, the sale company will be holding horse sales during February 2015 during the annual Fort Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo and the annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The 59th Annual Select Breeders Quarter Horse Sale will be held Feb. 7, 2015, held during the 119th Fort Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. The sale will include performance horses for cutting, working cow horse, reining, roping barrel racing and ranch horses.
Two sales and a Ranch Gelding Stakes will be held during the 66th Annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 21-22, 2015. The San Antonio Select Horse Sale will be held Feb. 21, 2015 and will include a range of performance horses for any event and the highest selection of color found anywhere. A live preview demonstration of sale horses will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday.
On Feb. 22, 2015, the San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale will be held. The judged competition of all geldings selling will begin a 7 a.m. with the sale following the competition at approximately 3 p.m.
Segraves & Associates is a full-time management and marketing company specializing in the production of auction sales and shows for Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and other breeds. The company s owned and operated by Dale and Donna Segraves and has been in the equine marketing business since 1977. The company provides full, turn-key service to its customers, whether that be for the buyer or the seller.
For more information, last year’s sale results and consignment forms, go to their web site at http://www.DDSegraves.com or call them at 972-775-2880.
TRIANGLE SUMMER SALE SIZZLES
Press release from Triangle Sales
The high-selling horse was Dual Delta Rey, a 2005 bay/tobiano Paint stallion. The NCHA earner of over $14,000 by Dual Rey and out of a daughter of Smart Little Uno brought $25,000.
The Triangle Mid Summer sale held in Shawnee Aug. 9 was proof positive that the market is indeed on an upward trend. A large crowd watched 137 horses pass through the sale ring with a record setting 92% completed sales. Only 11 horses were passed out as unsold.
The overall average was $3,075. The top 100 averaged $3,871, Top 50 – $5,275, Top 25 – $6,850 and Top 10 – $9,440 respectively.
The high-selling horse was Dual Delta Rey, a 2005 bay/tobiano Paint stallion. The NCHA earner of over $14,000 by Dual Rey and out of a daughter of Smart Little Uno brought $25,000. He was consigned by Charlie Richardson from Livingston, La., and purchased by Joan Julen, Cottage Grove, Minn.
The second high-selling horse was Jakes Little Acre, a 2010 sorrel mare by Peponitas Acre out of a daughter of Sonitalena. She was consigned by Diamond T Farms, Lockport, La., and sold to Gary Baker, Murchison, Texas, for $10,000.
Other sale toppers include Spook N Smart, a 2010 chestnut gelding by Smart Spook consigned by Jennifer Coons, Seiling, Okla., and purchased by Kyle Schmitt, Holland, Iowa, for $9,600.
Another high-selling gelding was Runnin Whiskey, a 2010 bay roan by Miss N Whiskey consigned by Justin & Kaytie Eakins, Crawford, Okla., and sold to Autry Morlan, Bloomfield, Mo., for $9,200.
Averages at all of the Triangle Sales have been up this year with the spring sale averaging $3,150 on 150 head. The top 20 averaged $7,143. The high-selling horse was Wild And Smooth, a 2007 sorrel mare by Smooth As A Cat selling for $10,000. She was consigned by Donna Green Landry from Youngsville, La., and purchased by Ryon Simon, Cannon Falls, Minn.
Consignments are open now for the Triangle 35th Annual Fall Sale to be held in Shawnee Oct. 3-4. Entry forms are online at www.trihorse.com.
NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR SALE AVERAGES $8,659 ON 95 HEAD
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Aug. 5, 2014 (edited 8-6-14)
With 95 head selling during the 2014 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale held Aug. 2 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, they netted $822,600 for an $8,659 average. The sale was produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., and preceded the NCHA Derby Finals. This compares to the 2013 sale when 158 head sold for an average of $10,107.
According to Western Bloodstock’s Jeremy Barwick, “We had the largest crowd ever at this Summer Spectacular Sale and a very strong market with 87 percent completed sales, including a strong $33,300 average for the top five high sellers. Show horses were in demand, as well as prospects in training. But all ages sold well, which indicates an even stronger market in the near future. The 2013 sale saw the top five horses selling average $52,200.
The sale was split into two sessions, with Session I being working horses. When all was said and done, 38 head had sold for a $428,700 net, averaging $11,282. The median (halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse) was $9,200. Four of the top sellers came from that session, including CR Tuff Doc Olena, a 4-year-old gelding sired by Woody Be Tuff, consigned by his breeder Center Ranch, bringing a $35,000 final bid from Renise Doer, Katy, Texas. Just hours following his sale, the gelding tied for 11th place in the NCHA Derby under trainer Tarin Rice, earning $14,924 for a career total of $26,845.
Session II included 57 head selling for a $393,900 net for an average of $6,911, with a $6,000 median. The session included 44 yearlings that netted $307,200 for a $6,982 average and a median of $4,600.
The highest-selling yearling, Big Shoes To Phil, was also the highest-selling horse of the entire sale, bringing the final bid of $40,000 from Renda Tillerson, Argyle, Texas. The stallion, sired by High Brow Cat out of the great mare Tapt Twice by Dual Pep, was consigned by his breeder Waco Bend Ranch. Tapt Twice, is an NCHA leading producer of earners of $1.2 million, including Big Shoes To Phil’s full sister, Don’t Look Twice, NCHA Horse of the Year and earner of $823,504.
The other three horses bringing top dollar included Spoon My Desire, a 5-year-old mare sired by Hes A Peptospoonful out of Desires Smart Lena by Smart Little Lena, consigned by J. E. Jumonville, Jr., and selling for $31,500 to Paula Overstreet, Weatherford, Texas. She was in training with Chris Johnsrud. The mare, with earnings of $30,240, is a half sister to Desires Blue Trinity ($175,954), an NCHA Futurity and Derby Open finalist, as well as the Abilene Spectacular Derby Champion.
Here To Reymember, a 10-year-old gelding sired by Dual Rey out of Rey Lena Girl by Smokin Chrome, consigned by Jeff and Margaret McCoy, sold to Larry Knowlton, Heath, Texas, for $30,000. The NCHA earner of $147,721 and a full brother to NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Twice as Reycy ($198,361), sold while in training with Casey Green.
Also bringing $30,000 was West Coast Cat, a 3-year-old black stallion by Tomcat Chex that was consigned by Charles and Nancy Knight and sold to Robin Branch, Gladstone, Va. The stallion is out of Camolena Badger (by Camiseta Badger) that was a Top 10 NRCHA Open Futurity and AQHA World Junior Working Cow Horse. Originally trained by Larry Trocha, he sold in training with Clay Johnson.
The second high-selling yearling was Justa Little Mo Time, bringing $21,000. The bay stallion, sired by One Time Pepto out of Mo Flo by Mr Peponita Flo, was consigned by Kit Moncrief & Lee Tennison.
Western Bloodstock’s next sale is the Western Fall Roundup on Sept. 6 in Texarkana, Ark. The Big Bash on the Brazos will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Texas, the day before the Brazos Bash Futurity. The NCHA Futurity Sales and Select Yearling Gala are scheduled for Dec. 8-13 at Will Rogers Equestrian Center during the NCHA Futurity, which is scheduled to be held Nov. 22-Dec. 13 in Fort Worth.
For full results go to westernbloodstock.com
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