Aaaaaamazing. Horse. Sale.
Billings Livestock’s annual “February Special Catalog Sale” February 26-27-28 saw new records set – again – in both the catalog session and in the loose horse session.
With 573 head of horses offered over the three-days, the big horse sale weekend included the annual “Sons and Daughters” sale sessions featuring top-end quality and pedigreed individuals that drove the market to new highs as the top five averaged $45,800.
Adding additional energy to the quality presented, the “ShowCase Sale Sessions” both Friday and Saturday allowed for on-premise as well as on-line bidding and buying options for approved buyers.
A record shattering $67,000 sale price took the top spot with Hip 383 “Beg Borrow Steal” a 2017 AQHA sorrel Stallion by the boss – Metallic Cat – and out of the million dollar producing daughter of Freckles Play boy, Playgiarism, had a lot to talk about, and showed it in the previews.
Consigned by Cooper Smith, Whitesboro, TX, selling to an Idaho Internet buyer, and shown by the NRCHA Ltd Open SB Futurity Reserve Champion, Clayton Anderson, Marietta, OK, the stunning stallion was a finished cutter as well as seen some outside ranch use, as well.
He wore it well – stunningly buckskin – on Hip 416 “I Do If Voo Doo” a 2019 colt sired by Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Whiz N Chexy Chic x Topsail Whiz consigned by Alan Chappell, Collinsville, TX.
NRHA and NRBC nominated, 5 panel N/N, and had all the charisma, bone, and build you could pack on one, he sold to Hutchings Quarter Horses, Vale, OR for $47,000.
She’s bought her at Billings Livestock as a four-year-old, and Hip 288 “Uno” was one very special 12 year old grade palomino paint pony mare offered by Abby Sigvalson, Epping, ND.
Many saddles, awards, and championships the duo had earned in their eight years and she showed so well at the previews, too, and the fancy little mare brought $37,000 selling to Anton Helfrich, Dunn Center, ND.
Barrel horses also had their time to shine as Hip 394 “Famous Red Ruby” a 2019 Sorrel Mare x Dash Ta Fame and out of Red Torres x On The Money Red was offered by Brooke Pethke, River Falls, WI.
Lighty started, the filly brought $32,000.
Good geldings were on fire as the top gelding brought $40,000, and Hip 328 “Time Too Tango” a 2015 AQHA Red Roan sired by One Time Pepto and out of a Smart Chic Olena bred mare offered by Cooper Smith and shown by Clayton Anderson came complete with NRCHA earnings of $3,559.
The kind, gentle, flashy gelding had already earned two Reined Cowhorse Derby Championships in 2020.
Mares made headlines, too, including Hip 353 “Shes A Classy Bet” a 2017 AQHA Blue Roan shown and owned by Cierra Erickson, Helena, MT.
Sired by NCHA Open World Champion Bet Hesa Cat and of Quejanapep – the $207,000 money earning daughter of Dual Pep – the beautiful mare had a great start as a breakaway and heel horse and brought $26,000.
98 catalog horses brought $10,000 or better, with 33 over the $20,000 mark.
New records on the sale averages as the top five averaged $45,800; top ten at $38,575; Top 20 brought $31,895; Top 50 at $24,201; Top 100 averaged $18,420.
Loose horses hit new record highs where the top loose horse of the day brought $8,000 to a standing room only crowd on Sunday morning.
With 258 head offered loose, over 100 horses brought $1,800 or better, with 78 hitting $2,000 plus, 36 at $3,000 or more, and 20 head $4,000 or better.
Record setting averages in the loose horse trade as the top five averaged $6,140; top ten at $5,530; top 20 brought $4,885; Top 50 at $3,808; and the top 100 averaged $2,948.
Billings Livestock was proud to welcome the American Quarter Horse Association and their OnSite Services to the February event allowing customers a one-on-one experience with an AQHA representative.
Coming up next at Billings Livestock is the annual “Spring Special Catalog Sale” March 27 featuring Trail, Outfitting, Guide, and Guest Horses.
Loaded with recreational horses, the sale will also prospects and finished ranch and arena horses. A full indoor preview will be held Friday, March 26.
Consign and see what’s coming at www.billingslivestock.com