Headlined by performance and speed bred horses, Billings Livestock’s “August Special Catalog Sale”  August 27-28 welcomed  746 head of horses and kicked off Friday afternoon with a UBRC “Pistols and Crystals” tour stop barrel race and full performance preview.

All horses were sold on premise at Billings Livestock with the ShowCase Sale Session entries offered to online buyers as well.

The top five horses averaged $19,600.

Gentle ruled the day and gentle he was, Hip 185 “Ima Two Eyed Invader” a 2009 AQHA Bay Gelding x Kis Battle Song x Ki Two Eyed offered by Paul Beckstead, Fairview, UT achieved top sale position with a $25,000 sale price.

The Beckstead’s had owned him since he was a foal and the kind, willing, all-around gelding was a finished head, heel, breakaway horse as well as having been used on barrels, poles, trails, and on the ranch.

So very special, Hip 103 “CGQH Slick Black Fame” a 2019 AQHA Black Mare sired by the $2 million dollar barrel racing sire – Slick By Design – and out of a money-earning daughter of Dash Ta Fame – was the whole barrel racing package.

Consigned by Ross and Casey Wagner, Park City, MT and started under saddle by Travis Young, Absarokee, MT, the girl with the big future brought $19,000 and sold to Kathy Getten, Billings, MT.

Quite the cross of cowhorse on speed horse, Hip 149 “Sonny Bono” a 2020 Sorrel Stud Colt sired by NCHA Horse of the Year and one of the hottest tickets going – Metallic Cat – and out of daughter of the famous Fulton Ranch barrel horse sire A Streak Of Fling – the fancy colt was offered by Cooper Smith, Whitesboro, TX and sold to Reno and Sons, Gillette, WY for $16,000.

You can always find them at Billings and drafts and draft crosses continue their roar as  the top two selling draft crosses brought $12,500 and $12,000.

Megan Wells, Buffalo, WY earned the fast time for a BLS Sale Horse at the UBRC Barrel Race aboard her consignment Hip 106 “Doc Triple” a 2011 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Docs Paradise and out of a Triple Chick bred dam.

A consistant 1D/2D  barrel horse, the 16 hand gelding also ran poles, and sold to Frank Welsh, Junction City OH for $18,000.

Affordability lives at Billings, too, where 69 head of catalog horses brought between $3,500 and $7,500.

America’s number one loose market was on full fire as 486 head were offered as is, where is, how is to a full sale arena where three horses brought over $6,000,  27 over $3,000; 77 horses over $2,000 a head, and 175 horses over the $1,000 mark. 

Loose averages include the top five at $6,100; top ten at $5,510; top 20 at $4,810; top 50 at $3,640; and the top 100 averaged $2,824.

Complete catalog averages show the top ten at $16,290; top 20 at $13,177; top 50 at $9,476; and the top 100 averaged $7,134.

Next up Billings Livestock’s annual Cow Country Classic catalog sale and Fall Rope horse event September 24-25-26 and will include a full performance preview as well as a team roping jackpot exclusively for sale horses.

Join us!  ONLINE or ON PREMISE!! See what’s coming and sign up to bid at

  • Posted on: January 5, 2023