Thank you to all who attend our Sales!
Our Summer Sensational sale was held on June 12th & 13th at the George H. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. We made several changes and improvements at this sale. For the first time we moved the demonstration, Ranch Horse Competition and the sale inside the main enclosed arena instead of using the outdoor arena. This was a perfect set up and was well received by all. The lighting was a great deal better, the big fans above kept it relatively cool (as much as possible for June) and the bleacher seating made very comfortable viewing and showing. We also upgraded our onsite catalogs which was very much appreciated by all that we spoke to. Also we were glad to welcome Ms. Saralyn Harder as our official professional photographer, she did an awesome job and we have a bunch of her photos on the web site – check it out. Another thing we did new was to have Alan and Cindy Taylor of HorseShowWebcasts.com come and produce a live web cast of the entire demonstration, competition and sale. It was seen by viewers from 32 states, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Austrailia.
For our Ranch Horse Competition we had 4 judges – Joe Gotti, Brian Sumrall, Chance O’Neal and Mozaun McKibben. We opened the competition up to mares and stallions this time instead of limiting it to geldings only. We had 32 horses entered in it and it was a great show. Total prize money for the competition was $8500. The Grand Champion of our Ranch Horse Competition was Hip 30 - Just Playin Spades a 2004 sorrel gelding. He was consigned and shown by Travis Sachtleben of Burton, Texas. He is a seasoned head and heel horse and accomplished in barrels, team penning and ranch horse. He sold for $10,000. For his win he received $5000 in cash and a trophy buckle. Reserve Champion of the competition was Hip #22 - Cee Lena Pep a 2004 chestnut gelding consigned by Lolley Performance Horses of Dubach, Louisiana. He was shown in the competition by Shawn Holden and tied for 2nd and 3rd. He ended up in second place after the tie breaker. He is an NCHA money earner and good on the head side. He sold for $9000. He received $2500 and a saddle pad. Third place was Hip #24 - Zee Time a 2010 sorrel gelding by One Time Pepto out of a Smart Little Lena mare. He was consigned by Bobby Atwood of Kosciusko, MS. The reserve was not met on him.
Our High Selling Horse for the weekend was Hip #26 - Top Catt a 2009 sorrel gelding by Sophisticated Catt consigned by West Farms and he sold for $15,000. He is a beautiful chestnut gelding with all the chrome you could want. Bred and broke the very best. A finished cutter that had a lot of expression on a cow. Second High Selling Horse was Hip #43 – Light Gunsmoke a 2007 red roan gelding consigned by Lolley Performance Horses of Dubach, Louisiana. He is a head and heel horse that has been hauled to the World Series and USTRC. He sold for $11,000. We had 3 horses tie for Third High Selling Horse at $10,000.
We had 294 head consigned and had a sale percentage of 81%. Our top five average was $11,200 our top ten horses averaged $10,550 and the top 50 horses averaged $3648 and our overall average was $2998.
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