Hot was the word of the day in describing the 20th Annual Ranchers Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale. It was a hot day at the beautiful Besler’s Cadilac Ranch in Belle Fourche, SD and an even hotter sale! Given the concerns over the COVID-19 virus it was not known how many bidders, if any would attend the sale. However, over 250 buyers came out for the sale day activities along with a large number that viewed and bid on the internet. There was lot’s of active interest in the offering and it held strong through the entire sale.
While the day was still cool, the RQHBA Futurities kicked off. Starting the morning off with a record number of entries was the Don Brunner Yearling Futurity with $3000 in prize money awarded ably judged by Dean Johnson. Winning the Yearling Filly Class was Snippys Shine, owned by Mike/Linda Howie, bred by Long Quarter Horses. The Yearling Gelding Class was won by Cowboys Streakin Jet, owned by Bunny Bothwell, bred by Long Quarter Horses. The Yearling Stallion Class was won by WS Just Watchin, owned by Tairyn & Stoyan Lucey, bred by Gumbo Quarter Horses.
It was starting to warm up when the competition for over $1500 began in the RQHBA 2 & 3 y/o Ranch Horse Futurities. Winning the Two Year Old Class was Becky Amio on Harlans Lucky Seven, bred by HM Quarter Horses. Winning the Three Year Old Futurity was Tom Coolahan riding Boonys Skeets bred by Shield 5 Quarter Horses.
It was getting downright hot, when the unique to this sale, weanling showcase began. The showcase allows potential buyers to compare foals side by side in the arena. Saddle horses had a chance to show their “ hot stuff” in the preview: on cattle, barrels or ridden prior to the sale.
By sale time, everything was “hot” and the heat of bidding held from beginning to end.
42 AQHA Weanlings $2,405.
16 Ranch and Performance Horses $10,994.
2 AQHA Yearlings $4000.
Some of the Sale Highlights:
Top Riding Horses:
Lot 68 Billy Be Bad for $25,000 sold to Roy Bolden of Buffalo Gap, SD consigned by Stoyan Lucey.
Lot 64 True Demonstrator for $19,500 to Stan Rennard, Lusk, WY consigned by Aspen Larmer
Lot 54 Big Blue Pine for $14750 to Jim and Vonnie O’Dea, consigned by Dallas Gerhardt
Lot 61 FA Patsy Cline for $13,000 to George White of Devils Tower, WY consigned by Horner Performance Horses.
Top 5 riders average $16,450
Top 10 riders average $12,675
Lot 47 Top Yearling Filly, Y Not Shine Star for $4700 sold to Larry and Donita Denke of Long Valley SD, consigned by Jayne Bilka, breeder Gary and Debbie Mailloux.
High selling weanling stud colts:
Lot 22 Buckskin stallion for $5500 to Larry/Scott Edoff of Hermosa, SD consigned by Gumbo Quarter Horses.
Lot 1 Black stallion, Cowboys Lucky Go for $4600 to Aspen Larmer of Molt, MT consigned by Glen and Janet Long.
Lot 44 Dun Roan stallion for $4250 to Larry/Scott Edoff of Hermosa, SD consigned by Crago Schmidt Quarter Horses.
Top 5 stud colt average $4370
Top 10 stud colt average $3850
High selling weanling fillies:
Lot 8 Smokes French Fab for $2300 to Jolene Medill of Eckert, CO consigned by Gary and Debbie Mailloux.
Lot 3 French Shine sold for $1900 to Larry and Donita Denke of Long Valley, SD consigned by Glen and Janet Long.
Lot 6 Cowboys Sheza Diva sold for $1750 consigned by Glen and Janet Long.
Top 5 weanling filly Average $1850
Top 10 weanling filly Average $1585
Thanks to all of the buyers for a very successful sale, to our consignors who brought such outstanding consignments and to our sponsors whose support makes so much happen. It is never to early to make your plans to attend “Our Turning Legal” 21st Annual RQHBA Sale on August 22, 2021.