By Gavin Pearson / CWHBA
Photography: Lorrie Jamison
For 25 years the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter has hosted the Fall Classic Breeders' Sale, which has become known to buyers across North America as an auction to attend to see what quality Warmblood riding horses, mares, young stock, and embryos would be presented for sale.
This year marks the Fall Sale's 26th year, and will be run as a fully online auction, and an extraordinary effort is needed to ensure these sales are well presented and showcase the horses in the best light. Jennette Coote, of MJ farms has, over the years, chaired the sale and spearheaded its success. This year Gavin Pearson has taken on the role as Chair and with his Co-Chair Katrina Van Den Bosch and the sale committee, have planned to make this first Online Fall Classic Sale Auction as successful as previous sales have been. Much success thus far has come from the volunteers and support from CWHBA members and breeders. Special recognition goes to Klondike Victory Farm, Old Gate Farm and Valleyfield Farm for their support.
The horses to be presented have all been videoed and photographed at Old Gate Farm or Valleyfield Farm, shown in-hand, at liberty in the arena, and working the chute. Riding Horses are also videoed under saddle. This year’s collection represents some of the best international pedigrees, such as Quick Star, Chaccon Blue, Cardento, Concorde, Darco, Donnerhall, Ferro, Weltmeyer.... These horses will be available for viewing September 10 on www.FallClassicSale.com. Buyers interested in seeing horses in person and trying out riding horses are encouraged to contact the sale administrator, to put them in contact with the consignor to organize a viewing. The online auction is live from October 2-5.
The sale committee is excited about this year's achievement and presen-tation and hopes for widespread participation in the Fall Classic Sale's 26th year – its first year online.