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July 13, 2012

AQHA World Show Sale

The consignment deadline is approaching for the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show Sale.

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For questions regarding consignments the AQHA World Show Sale, contact Hayes at dhayes@aqha.org or (806) 378-4384. (Journal photo)

The consignment deadline, August 1, is quickly approaching for horse owners who hope to see their American Quarter Horse walk through the sale ring at the very first AQHA-managed AQHA World Championship Show Sale.

The sale, held in conjunction with the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, will start at 10 a.m. on November 11 in the Performance Arena at State Fair Park. The sale preview will begin at 1 p.m. on November 10 in the Performance Arena. The AQHA World Show Sale is sponsored by AQHA Corporate Partner Markel Insurance, and Markel provides 24-hour fall-of-the-hammer insurance coverage to sale consignments.

A maximum of 200 horses will be accepted into the sale, with a goal for each discipline category of 45 halter, 85 rail/pattern/all-around, 25 speed event and 45 reining/cattle-event horses. The consignment form can be downloaded here.

Other specifics concerning the sale:

  • The consignment fee is $600.
  • The commission rate is 5 percent of the sale price with a minimum of $250.
  • There will be a penalty for selling a horse before it goes through the ring.
  • Results will be posted about 15-30 minutes after a set of horses has gone through the ring.
  • Sale order will be assigned randomly. The consignors of multiple horses will draw slots. randomly, and then use the slots that they draw as they wish.
  • The auctioneers are Don Green and Steve Friskup; the announcer is Brian Rigby.

“AQHA is looking forward to a high-quality group of horses at this year’s AQHA World Show Sale,” said Doug Hayes, AQHA director of business development and in-house staff person handling the sale.

The AQHA World Show Sale Committee, comprises AQHA members who are industry leaders in their disciplines, will be in charge of evaluating and accepting horses consigned to the sale. The committee members will be analyzing a horse’s performance record, pedigree, dam and sire performance records, conformation and athletic ability. The committee may use submitted photos and videos to critique would-be consignees.

For questions regarding consignments the AQHA World Show Sale, contact Hayes at dhayes@aqha.org or (806) 378-4384.

As a proud sponsor of AQHA, Markel Insurance Co. focuses on protecting your western lifestyle, including your horses, barn, tack and equipment. With over 40 years of expertise in insuring horses and horse businesses, Markel will meet your unique needs. Markel is sponsoring the AQHA World Show Sale and providing 24-hour fall-of-the-hammer insurance coverage to sale consignments.

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