November 19, 2013
By Tara MatslerThe American Quarter Horse Journal
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The top-seller of the 2013 AQHA World Show Sale was Lot 10, Best Of Sudden, a 3-year-old rail-and-pattern prospect by RL Best Of Sudden and out of Chips Chocolate Glow by Zips Chocolate Chip, purchased by Frank G. Berris of Sparta, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of Darren Putnam)
A large and lively crowd gathered November 17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City for the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show Sale. The sale was held in conjunction with the AQHA World Championship Show and was managed for the second year by the AQHA World Show Sale Committee with the help of AQHA staff.
The preliminary results for the 2013 AQHA World Show Sale show that the 54 horses totaled $409,750, with an average price of $7,587.96; 8 horses were repurchased for a total of $49,600 and an average price of $6,200. In total, 62 transactions were completed for a total of $459,350 and an average price per horse of $7,408.87.
The halter horses sold averaged $7,327.50, while rail-and-pattern horses averaged $7,253.84 and performance horses sold for an average of $9,325.
“Top to bottom, the quality of horses consigned to this year’s AQHA World Show Sale was quite solid,” said Doug Hayes, AQHA director of business development. Although Doug is the in-house staff member who handled the sale, he answered to the AQHA World Show Sale Committee, which comprises AQHA members who are industry leaders in their disciplines.
Before accepting a horse into the sale, the committee members analyzed each horse’s performance record, pedigree, dam and sire performance records, conformation and athletic ability.
“When the committee members appraised each consignment, they did so knowing the sale was going to draw a crowd full of horsemen looking for not only a good buy, but a horse that could one day take them into the AQHA World Show pen,” Hayes added.
“This year, we had a good mix of horses ready to step into the show pen, prospects, stallions and broodmares in foal with World Show-hopefuls.”
The top-seller of the 2013 AQHA World Show Sale was Hip No. 10, Best Of Sudden, a 3-year-old rail-and-pattern prospect by RL Best Of Sudden and out of Chips Chocolate Glow by Zips Chocolate Chip. Bred by Jerry and Susan Cole of Cabot, Arkansas, the black gelding was consigned to the sale by owner Darren Putnam, also of Cabot. Best Of Sudden was purchased by Frank G. Berris of Sparta, Michigan.
The top-selling halter horse this year was Hip No. 33, Pistol Packin Sally, a 3-year-old by Western Gunslinger and out of Remembering Mr by Mr Conclusion. The sorrel mare was consigned to the sale by owner-breeder Donna L. King of Crescent City, Florida, and was purchased by Phyllis and Terry Bewley of Danville, Arkansas.
And this year’s top-selling performance horse was Hip No. 63, JD Hunky Chipper, an 8-year-old grullo gelding by JD Wily Chipperwood and out of Miss Hunky Star by Colonel Hunky Star. The rope-horse was consigned to the sale by owner-breeder Clair M. Jones of Genoa, Nebraska, and was purchased by William Smith of St. Michael, Alberta.
View the 2013 AQHA World Show Sale results.