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☛ San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes/Sale Returns to South Texas 11-22 -16

SAN ANTONIO RANCH GELDING STAKES AND SALE RETURNS TO SOUTH TEXAS

Nov. 22, 2016  

Ring side scene of the horse sales at the 2016 San Antonio Livestock Exposition. The horse
sales are the most highly attended horse event each year at the San Antonio Stock Show.

The Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale is both a judged competition and auction of working ranch horses.  This year’s event will see 68 horses consigned by owners from eight states.  On February 19 these working geldings will be judged on their ability to perform certain routine ranch jobs associated with everyday cattle ranching work.  Judged competition begins at 7:00 a.m. in the climate-controlled Horse Exposition Center located on the grounds of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.  A champion working horse will be chosen from this judged event along with six top ranking horses.  Awards include an estimated $20,000 in cash and prizes to owners of the top six horses.  Following the judging, the auction begins and will include all 68 horses entered in the event, including the champion and top placing six horses.

The event is highly popular throughout the multi-million dollar ranching industry of South Texas and has become to be known as “America’s Premier Ranch Gelding Sale”.  The South Texas cattle ranching industry is the perfect setting for such an event which showcases the western style working horse.  During the past three years the auction has seen working horses sell to new owners from 34 states in the nation.  Sale results from the 2016 sales saw the Ranch Gelding Sale on Sunday average $10,000 overall on completed sales.   Honors for the high selling gelding that day was a tie, going to two geldings at $20,000 for each.   One of these geldings was a 9-year old red roan sired by Peptoboonsmal while the other was a 5-year old buckskin sired by Nu Cash Cow.

The Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale contributes to the scholarship fund of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.  As of 2016, and holding true to its mission statement of being a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas, the San Antonio Livestock Exposition has committed $171.4 million to education, with $11.3 million committed in 2016 in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth.  Awards and scholarships for this year will add more than 300 new scholars to the program.  With over 1,300 active scholarship recipients, S.A.L.E. represents students in 67 colleges and universities throughout the state of Texas.  The success of the event, positive impact on the community, world class rodeo action and entertainment and ability to provide financial support to Texas youth is the result of many hours of hard work by committed S.A.L.E. volunteers.

S.A.L.E. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 6,000 volunteers, S.A.L.E. will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas.

The management firm of Segraves and Associates, a 40-year-old equine management and consulting company specializing in the production of events such as the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale, manages the event in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

On the day prior to the ranch gelding sale is the 30th Annual San Antonio Select Performance Horse Sale.  This year’s sale will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the exact same location as the Ranch Gelding Show and Sale that is on Sunday.  This is the traditional sale at the San Antonio Stock Show and features horses from all genders and performance horse disciplines, especially the cow horse events and ranch backgrounds.   This sale is known for its high concentration of color such as grays, red roans, buckskins, blue roans, palominos, etc.  Many people come to the sale every year looking for a colored performance horse or ranch horse.  This year’s sale finished with a sale average of $5,004 on the top 50% of the consignments.   The high selling horse went for $34,500, a 4-year-old buckskin stallion sired by Smart And Shiney and out of a granddaughter of Peppy San Badger.  The stallion was a RHAA and SRCHA money earner.

Consignments are currently being accepted for both sales at the San Antonio Stock Show.   Persons interested in consigning in either sale should contact the management firm of Segraves and Associates soon as possible to consign and obtain further information.   Contact information is P.O. Box 224, Midlothian, TX 76065, (972)775 2880 office, mail@ddsegraves.com or www.ddsegraves.com.  Both sales will close when filled.

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