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Horse Sale Highlights

 

July 2013 issue  

Salmon Select Horse Sale   

     The 41st Annual Salmon Select Horse Sale was held on April 13, 2013. Although the weather was cold and windy, the crowd was standing-room only. The weekend included Ranch Horse and Trail Horse competitions before the sale, plus traditions unique to the Salmon Sale such as the Wolf Howling Contest and the Jeff Allen Mule Race of consigned mules on a flat track.

     The high-selling horse was Legends Blue Dancer, a 2004 AQHA gray gelding, sired by No Id Blue Legend, a Western Otoe grandson, and out of a Chicaro Hank granddaughter. The well-broke ranch horse was consigned by Dan and Becky Miller of Rexburg , ID. He sold to M.M. Anderson of Pocatello , ID , for $7,900.

     The Millers received the $1,000 Super Sale Bonus and the Salmon Select Sale trophy belt buckle. The buyer received a high-dollar trophy silver bit and a belt buckle.  

 

Salmon Select Horse & Mule Sales, Salmon, ID

High selling horse was Legends Blue Dancer, a 2003 blue roan AQHA gelding consigned by Dan
& Becky Miller of Rexburg , ID. He was purchased by MM Anderson of Pocatello , ID for $7,900.  

     The second high-selling horse was also a Dan and Becky Miller consignment, FQHR Bluestar Runner. The 2005 AQHA blue roan gelding had been used in the feedlot, at the sale yard, and on the ranch. Sired by Blue Star McKeag, a Joe Quincy grandson, and out of a Mr. Blackburn 90 granddaughter, he sold to Devan Jackson of Jerome, ID, for $7,300.

     The third high-selling horse was BR Irish Red, an 2000 APHA chestnut gelding consigned by Flint Creek Quarter Horses of Drummond, MT. Not only used for “everything” on the ranch, he was a finished breakaway and heel horse. He sold for $6,900.

     The high-selling grade horse, also a Flint Creek Quarter Horses consignment, was a 2002 black Friesian–Quarter Horse cross gelding named Rolex. Standing more than 16 hands high, and weighing 1,500 lbs., he sold to Wendy Hanson of Valleyford , WA , for $6,250.

     The top volume buyer by number of horses was J. Brent Kelly of Midway, UT, who purchase four head. The high-volume buyer by money spent was Quint Whitman of Meridian, ID, whose purchases totalled $12,000.

     The overall gross on 136 head was $365,300; averaging $2,686 per horse.

     The date for the 2014 Salmon Select Horse Sale is April 12. For more information, call 208-756-2125; or visit www.salmonselectsale.com  

Salmon Select Mule Sale

     The 14th Annual Salmon Select Mule Sale was held on April 12, 2013, and featured saddle, pack and harness mules. Afternoon events before the sale started included a packing clinic and a trail competition, under fair skies.

     The high-selling mule was Bud, a 2005, 16-hand, medium-boned, bay john mule, consigned by outfitter Colby Gines of Powell , WY . Bud had been used extensively in pack strings and sold to Tom Sellin of Eagle, ID, for $6,800.

     A $1,000 sale bonus plus a belt buckle were presented to Colby and his wife, Cody. The buyer received a certificate for a new hat from Jaxonbilt Hat Company of Salmon.  

 

High selling mule was Bud, a 2004 John mule consigned by Colby & Codi Gines of Powell , WY . He was purchased by Tom Sellin of Eagle, ID for $6,800.  

     The second high-selling mule was Elvis, a 2004, 14.1-hand, buckskin john mule consigned by Enos Borntrager of Salem , Arkansas . This super calm mule was trained for all ages and abilities of riders, and sold to Gerald Elliot of Seeley Lake , MT , for $6,500.

     Mules went to new homes in Idaho , Montana , Washington , Utah , California and Hawaii . The overall gross on 57 head was $163,350, averaging $2,865 each.

     The date for the 2014 Salmon Select Mule Sale is April 11. For more information, call 208-756-2125; or visit www.salmonselectsale.com

 

 

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