Photography: Gear Head Media
This year marked the 26th consecutive year for the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter Fall Classic Sale, and the first Canadian Online Horse Auction, hosted by ClipMyHorse and WeAuctions. Once again Elite Three was the title sponsor and we would like to thank them for their generosity.
Thanks to a group of mainly volunteers the sale was once again a roaring success with much higher average prices while the number of horses sold was on a par with the previous five years. The sale recorded the highest number of horses sold for $30,000, with two of the performance horses selling for $36,500 and $37,000, as well as two prospects under saddle selling for $30,500 and $32,000.
With over 400 registered bidders vying for their favourites, the bidding was naturally very rapid in the last minutes of each horse’s closing, with some horse’s prices doubled in the final moments which made for great energy and excitement. Leading up to the final days the YouTube videos had 350 hours of watch time and more then 100,000 people reached thru social media
The high seller of the sale as well as the high selling performance horse was the lovely five-year-old Chelleto Z gelding consigned by Tamie Phillips, that was scooped up by Etsuko Sakimura II of La Honda, CA. This Chimeron Z x Le Sauvage Z gelding was bred by Okanagan Show Jumping Stables and has been professionally brought along in the show ring by Phillips.
The well-bred three-year old mare Meer Kat was the high selling prospect under saddle who was bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm in Bentley, AB. This Orlando x Tempranillo mare will make her way just south to Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary AB.
A Quidam Blue x Balou du Rouet filly became the two-year-old high seller, purchased by Robert and Margaret Williams of Ottawa, ON, for $23,500. This gorgeous young mare Nikita VF, was bred and consigned by Valley Field Farm in Spruce Grove, AB.
The yearling high seller was the very feminine filly Abira RPH who was bred and consigned by Rosenol Performance Horses. She is by Atlas RPH and out of a Leeto Z mare and will be heading to Chloe Veurink of Redcliff, AB for a final price of $8,500... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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