MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE SALE AVERAGE $16,440 FOR TOP 10
Nov. 17, 2015
NCHA money earner Doc’s High Flyin Cat (High Brow Cat x Annie Prairie by Winnin Doc) was the high-selling mare at $22,000. Consigned by Wayne Czisny as agent, the mare sold to Ronzon Mora.
THE MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE’S NOVEMBER 7 SALE PLAYED HOST TO A GOOD SIZED CROWD ON A SUNNY SATURDAY AT THE HARDY MURPHY COLISEUM IN ARDMORE, OK. IN ADDITION TO THE SALE OFFERING DOMINATED BY SHOW HORSES, MANY CAME TO BUY PART OF HISTORY WITH PURCHASES FROM DICK PIEPER’S TACK ROOM COLLECTION WHICH INCLUDED BITS, SPURS, SADDLES AND ASSORTED GEAR ACQUIRED BY THIS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HORSEMAN DURING A STORIED CAREER AS AN EXPERT TRAINER, FIERCE COMPETITOR AND RESPECTED JUDGE IN THE PERFORMANCE HORSE INDUSTRY.
PIEPER KICKED OFF THE SALE WITH SOME OF HIS BIGGER PIECES INCLUDING THE COMPETITION-READY CHUCK WAGON COMPLETE WITH A MATCHING TEAM OF MULES AND DOUBLE SET OF HARNESS, ALL OF WHICH GARNERED THE WINNING BID OF $16,000. THE KLAPPER BITS FROM PIEPER’S COLLECTION BROUGHT FROM $4,000 TO $7,500.
“DICK WAS REALLY IN HIS ELEMENT AT THE SALE, “ SAYS SALE MANAGER SUSIE REED. “HE WAS ABLE TO VISIT WITH MANY OLD FRIENDS AND OF COURSE HAD LOTS OF STORIES TO SHARE ABOUT HIS TACK ROOM COLLECTION. HIS THINGS SOLD REALLY WELL AND SET THE TONE FOR THE REST OF REGULAR SALE OFFERING OF PERFORMANCE HORSES. AFTER THE FIRST 8 LOTS OF DICK’S COLLECTION, WE GOT DOWN TO THE BUSINESS OF SELLING HORSES AND SAW THE TOP 10 HEAD AVERAGE $16,400.” THE TOP 20 HEAD AVERAGED $11,967 WITH THE OVERALL SALE AVERAGE WAS $5,147.
THE HIGH SELLING MARE, A 2010 SORREL MARE BY HIGH BROW CAT, WAS DOCS HIGH FLYIN CAT AT $22,000. THIS NCHA WINNER OF $5,537 SOLD TO RONZON MORA AND WAS CONSIGNED BY WAYNE CZISNY, AGENT.
THE HIGH SELLING GELDING WAS A TIE BETWEEN DB SMART REY, NCHA EARNER OF $13,293, AND YOUNG GUN MERADA, NCHA EARNER OF $12,193, EACH SELLING FOR $19,500. DB SMART REY WAS CONSIGNED BY KIM AND BARRY SYRA AND SOLD TO T.L. WALKER. NED TWINING PURCHASED YOUNG GUN MERADA CONSIGNED BY VIKI WILLIAMSON.
Dick Pieper in the driver’s seat of his 1926 John Deere Triumph chuck wagon. The wagon, mules and harness sold for $16,000.
“WE TOUT THIS SALE AS THE PLACE TO BUY AND SELL YOUR SHOW HORSE, AND HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD TO ATTRACT AS MANY OF THE RIGHT KIND OF HORSES AS WE CAN. WE ARE SEEING OUR EFFORTS PAY OFF.” REED CONTINUES, “WE TRIED SOMETHING NEW LAST SPRING BY OFFERING OUR CONSIGNORS A ‘FREE RIDE’ – THOSE CONSIGNING 6 OR MORE HEAD GOT TO SELL 1 HORSE FOR FREE, MEANING NO CATALOG FEE, NO FRESH CATTLE CHARGE AND NO SALES COMMISSION WERE COLLECTED ON THAT ONE HORSE. FOR THIS SALE, WE HAD HALF A DOZEN CONSIGNORS TAKE US UP ON THE OFFER WHICH MEANT MORE HORSES FOR OUR BUYERS TO CHOOSE FROM WHILE GIVING THE CONSIGNORS A NICE PERK. WE EXPECT TO SEE MORE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ‘FREE RIDE’ NEXT SPRING.
THE SPRING MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE SALE HAS CHANGED ITS WEEKEND TO THE 4TH SATURDAY IN APRIL WHICH IS APRIL 23, 2016. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT SUSIE REED 580-276-4830, CELL 580-490-1103 OR VISIT THE WEBSITE: WWW.THEMARKETPLACEATARDMORE.COM.
DICK PIEPER IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF HIS 1926 JOHN DEERE TRIUMPH CHUCK WAGON. THE WAGON, MULES AND HARNESS SOLD FOR $16,000.
NCHA MONEY EARNER DOCS HIGH FLYIN CAT (HIGH BROW CAT X ANNIE PRAIRIE BY WINNIN DOC) WAS THE HIGH SELLING MARE AT $22,000.
CONGRESS SUPER SALE GROSSES $889,100 FOR $6,261.27 AVERAGE
142 HORSES SOLD
Press release from Congress Super Sale
Oct. 24, 2015
The high selling horse for the 2015 Congress Super Sale, at $47,500, was Batt Attitude, a 2014 mare sired by Batt Man
According to a press release from the Congress Super Sale, produced by Pro Horse Services, the Gross Sales figure of $889,100 for the 2015 Congress Super Sale, held during the Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, showed an increase of $68,300, or 8 percent, over 2014 for the horses that came to the Super Sale.
The completed sales tallied 87 percent of the horses sold, up 2 percent from last year.
The average price for the horses sold this year is $6,261.27. While lower than in 2014, the figure is still stronger than the 2013 average price per horse of $5,619.
The high selling horse for the 2015 Congress Super Sale, at $47,500, was Batt Attitude, a 2014 mare sired by Batt Man. At the 2015 Congress, this filly was the Champion of the NSBA Open Longe Line Stakes and Reserve in the Non Pro. She was consigned to the auction by Pete Mead of Indiana and sold to Terri Smith of Michigan.
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JAKE TELFORD WINS FIRST NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY; WARD TAKES NON-PRO
FUTURITY DIVISIONS PAY $981,400
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Including info from NRCHA press releases
Photos by Primo
Oct. 7, 2015
Jake Telford riding Starlight Kisses to the championship of the NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity. Photo by Primo
“Kisses” were the name of the game at this year’s NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 21-Oct. 3 in the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev., as both the Open Champion and the Non-Pro Champion rode horses with Kisses in their name, but both had much different pedigrees.
Jake Telford, Caldwell, Idaho, was the only NRCHA Million Dollar rider who had not won the Open or Non-Pro NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, but that all changed Saturday night, Oct. 3, when he rode Starlight Kisses, a daughter of Shady Lil Starlight out of Kiss My Shiny Lips by Shining Spark, owned by Nancy Crawford-Hall’s Holy Cow Performance Horses to a whopping 656 total score, a half point above fellow competitor and Reserve Champion Erin Taormino and Plain Wright (Hes Wright On x Isabellena x Quejanaisalena). The Open Futurity paid out $586.447 to the 25 finalists, including the prelimary checks in each of the three divisions: herd, rein and cow work. The amount paid out in all Futurity divisions totaled $981,401.
Telford’s $100,000 paycheck pushed his lifetime earnings to close to $1.7 million, making him the top money-earning rider at the Futurity. The win pushed the mare’s sire Shady Lil Starlight to second place in the event’s sire earnings list from the entire Futurity, as the stallion had three offspring earning $130,793.80. The win also made Nancy Crawford-Hall’s Holy Cow Performance Horses the second leading owner with only one money-earner. The leading sire of the event was Hes Wright On, with four offspring earning $164,321 and the leading owners were Garth and Amanda Gardiner, with three offspring earning $108,072.
Telford credited Starlight Kisses’ owners for his success, saying, “I couldn’t do this without my owners. She sent me horses that were way better than I ever was and it taught me so much and it’s because of her that I advanced like I did. He also thanked his wife Jessie, saying, “She supports me so much.”
Telford won his first NRCHA money in 1999, winning $110 in the Open Hackamore at an Idaho show. He previously piloted One Time Rey Jay, owned by Aspen Meadows Ranch to the Reserve championship of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. He gave credit to his mentors, including Ted Robinson, who has been his herd help since his first show in Reno, Dan Roeser, who has been in my corner from the beginning and is one of my best friends and biggest supporters and Anne Reynolds, who also helped him.
Taormino’s second-place paycheck in the Open was $80,500; however, she pocketed a total of $93,000, riding three horses: Plain Wright in the Open and Intermediate Open and Bet On Boon and A Smoothie Please in the Intermediate Open. Taormino showed Plain Wright’s full brother in the Open Futurity and Intermediate Finals last year and won the Level 1. This year Plain Wright showed in the arena nine times. “He never quits,” she said, “I just love him.”
Nicholas Barthelemy rode Mr Shiney Lights to the championship of the NRCHA Intermediate Open Futurity. Photo by Primo.
Nicholas Barthelemy won go-round money in the Open and won the Intermediate Open Finals with a composite score of 661.5, a 7.5-point lead on his competitors. He was riding Mr Shiney Lights (CD Lights x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark). The pair picked a total of $32,900 for owner Sheri Jamieson, along with saddles, trophies, buckles, hats, jackets, etc. The check made him the eighth leading money earner of the Futurity. He also was quick to thank his wife Stacy who “is up early every morning at the barn.”
Sarah Dawson and Shine Smarter won the Limited Open for $13,469 however that was only a small part of the $68,644 she took home on the mare. Photo by Primo.
Sarah Dawson rode Shine Smarter (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) to the championship of the Limited Open Division, with a composite score of 654; however her $13,469.20 paycheck in the finals and preliminaries was a small part of the $68,644.20 she took home on the mare owned by Richard and Cheryl Winters. Her largest paycheck of $40,000 came from the pair’s fifth place in the Open, as well as $15,175.00 for Reserve in the Intermediate Open.
Friday, Oct. 2 was ladies’ night as every championship in the division was claimed by a female rider: the Futurity Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Novice Non-Pro. Even the Open Bridle event held that night was taken by a woman rider: Lyn Anderson riding Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck x Doc Tom Tucker, scoring a 445 total score. Smoke Time Tuck was inducted into the NRCHA Hall of Fame the night before the gelding’s win.
Laurie Ward rode Kiss Me A Lot to the championship of the NRCHA Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity. This was her second win of the event. Primo photo.
Laurie Ward, riding Kiss Me A Lot (Master Getta x Kiss Me A Little x Smart Little Pepinic), to a composite of 649, won the 19-horse finals of the Non-Pro, taking home the first-place paycheck of $18,309 of the $91,544 paid out in the Non-Pro division. This was the second Non-Pro Futurity championship for Ward, as she won the division in 2002 on Justa Hot Chic. Kiss Me A Lot was a Ward Ranch-bred and trained mare, with Master Getta being sired by Mister Dual Pep, who was out of Miss Dual Doc, and out of Get A Master 2001 by Master Remedy out of Get A Nic by Reminic. She had received the mare only months before the event in her divorce from John Ward.
Terry Forst was the Non-Pro Reserve Champion of the Futurity riding Seven S Indian Maid. She also won the Intermediate Non-Pro and Novice Non-Pro, making her the leading money-earning Non-Pro of the Futurity and ninth overall. Photo by Primo.
Reserve Champion Non-Pro was Terry Forst, riding Seven S Indian Maid, a daughter of Hickorys Indian Pep out of Seven Fiesta x Playgun, to a $13,731.60 paycheck. However, Forest also won the Intermediate Non-Pro and the Novice Non-Pro, taking home a total of $23,870.80, making her the leading money-earning Non-Pro of the Futurity and the ninth leading money-earning rider of the entire Futurity. The Non-Pro paid out a total of $101,519 while the Intermediate Non-Pro paid out $43,522 and the Novice Non-Pro paid out $16,174.
Forst’s son Robert Forst trained the mare. The family has been breeding horses for 70 years and they have owned five or six generations of the mare’s family.
LIMITED NON PRO:
LaDonna Emmons, Ione, Calif., won the Futurity Non-Pro Limited division aboard her gelding Stylish Ike (Playin Stylish x Miss Carty Cash x Nu Cash), scoring a 639 composite. She collected a total paycheck of $3,007. The Limited Non-Pro paid out $10,025.
Lyle Proctor rode SJR All Time Cash earned a total of $15,147, winning the Amateur and placing in three other divisions. Primo photo.
Lyle Proctor, riding SJR All Time Cash, sired by One Time Pepto, won the Amateur Division, earning $5,960, a division that paid out $20,500. However, Lyle left the event with a total of $15,147, also placing ninth in the Non-Pro for $4,011, seventh in the Intermediate Non-Pro for $3,226.54;and fourth in the Novice Non-Pro for $1,949.14.
With his $100,000 paycheck, NRCHA Futurity Champion Jake Telford was the leading rider of the Futurity, followed by Erin Taormino riding three horses to $93,000; Phil Ralls, $67,167 riding two horses; John Swales, $66,000 on two horses and Sarah Dawson taking home $68,644 in four divisions on one horse.
The leading owners were Garth and Amanda Gardiner, with three horses, all sired by Hes Wright On, taking home $101,597, including the Futurity Reserve Champion Plain Wright winning $80,500. Amanda and Garth picked up the remaining paychecks in Non-Pro competition.
The second leading owner was Holy Cow Performance Horses, owned by Nancy Crawford-Hall, who owned Shady Lil Starlight, the event’s $100,000 champion.
Hes Wright On, a 2003 bay stallion by Lenas Wright On by Smart Little Lena out of Shesa Lota Nic by Reminic, is the leading sire of this year’s Futurity, with four offspring earning $164,321.52, including the Reserve Champion of the NRCHA Open Futurity. The stallion was bred by Don Bradford, Acampo, Calif., and was transferred to Maureen Cosby, Victoria, B.C. on Dec. 1, 2004; Michael Vanteight, Sannichton, B.C., March 9, 2007 and to the current owners Gardiner Quarter Horses, Ashland, Kan, of May 1, 2008.
According to the AQHA, the stallion has $158,609.60 in NRCHA earnings and other monies in the NCHA and NRHA. His earnings include AQHA World Show qualifications in cutting, working cow horse, Sr. Heeling, Sr. Reining, Dally Team roping Heeling, Jr. Reining, Jr. Working Cow Horse and Jr. Heeling. He has earned his Performance Register of Merit in the AQHA, with 126.5 Open Performance points. From seven foal crops, he has 48 registered foals with seven being performers.
The second leading sire was Shady Lil Starlight with three offspring earning $120,314.40. From there on, the leading sires came from the cutting arena, with third being Metallic Cat, with three offspring winning $93,527; CD Lights with five offspring earning $74,354; WR This Cats Smart with one offspring earning $67,419 and Dual Rey $40,664.
Every horse that changed hands through the 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale and returned to Reno to compete as a 3-year-old was eligible for the rich Sale Incentive purse which paid the owner and the consignor of he Futurity Sale graduate with the highest score of the preliminaries.
In the Open Division it was Mr Hoo Ray (Play Dual Rey x What Chics Wanna Doo x Chic Please) shown by NRCHA $2 million-dollar rider Todd Crawford, Blanchard, Okla., scoring a 648.5 to win $19,600 in Open Sale Incentive money for owners Mike and Diane McCabe. Crawford, who consigned Mr Hoo Ray to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale, also collected a $1,500 Sale Incentive reward.
Only one horse was eligible for the 2-Year-Old Non Pro Sale Incentive. Another Heart Remedy (Heart Of A Fox x PSB Smart Remedy 499 x Smart Little Lena) scored a 579 composite for owner/rider James P. Cleary, earning 48,400. A $500 check went to Another Heart Remedy’s consignor Sprig Haven Farms.
The Yearling Sale incentive rewards the high-scoring Futurity horse who changed hands at either the Classic or Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale and were paid into the incentive by the consignor or buyer. The Open Yearling Incentive went to Pepe Le Wright (Hes Wright On x Soula Jule Forever x Soula Jule Star), with a 652.5 composite. Pepe Le Wright, shown by Phillip Ralls, won an $8,821 check for owners Jim and Linda Schrack.
The Non-Pro Yearling Incentive check for $928 went to Lyle Proctor, the owner/rider of SJR All time Cash (One Time Pepto x Shesa Lota Cash x Nu Cash). They scored a 636 in the Futurity Non-Pro preliminaries.
The high seller in the Snaffle Bit Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale was Metallic Look (Metallic Cat x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory), consigned by Justin Lawrence and his wife Kelcie, Alzada, Mont. Metallic Look sold for $77,000 to Fults Ranch, Ltd., Amarillo, Texas, who own and stand Metallic Cat.
In the Performance Horse Sale, the high seller was Jules Hickory Star (Soula Jule Star x Turn Liz Loose x Doc’s Hickory), a 2010 gelding consigned by Ken Wold and his wife Ramona, Wilton, Calif. Jules Hickory sold for $20,000 to Christine Bugenig, Auburn, Calif.
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Photos by Primo. Some information and quotes for the above article was received from the NRCHA.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.