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Legends of Ranching Performance horse sale to be April 26 in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Colorado State University horse program will host a horse sale April 26. The sale will be at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Dear Friends:

When this sale started nine years ago, none could have foreseen or predicted where it stands today.

The sale itself has grown in size and reputation, and we are proud of the marketplace position it holds.

Change, of course, is inevitable.

Regarding this sale, however, one constant remains: the paramount importance of the students' participation and growth.

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What really matters in this sale is not what the horses bring, but what the students learn.

While everyone may talk of averages and high-sellers, the real value is the hands-on education they receive.

Student Experiences:

•Those first few rides in a training class

•Observing young horses in a new environment

•Realizing the day-to-day work to prep 29 young sale horses

•Learning pedigree research methods

•Writing substantive, top-notch catalog notes

•Marketing and promoting a horse industry event

•Interacting with consignors and buyers

Our buyers understand this, our consignors support this, and our advisor committee takes pride in this.

We constantly challenge ourselves to ensure their meaningful participation and they consistently rise to the test.

Thus, our measures of success may be somewhat different from others who evaluate the results and progress of a horse sale.

Naturally, we want it to run smoothly, and for consignors to sell and buyers to obtain horses at good value.

Still, the education of our students and their experiences are the real, long-term payoffs for buyers, consignors, the industry and the students.

Thank you for your consistent and continued support of our students and our program.

Jerry B Black, DVM, Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Chair in Equine Sciences

Schedule:

Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. – Wagonhound Land & Livestock Co. Student Competition

Friday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. – Purina Mills Consignors' Dinner

Saturday, April 26, 9 .a.m – Sale Horse Preview & 1 p.m. – Horse Sale

Lunch will be available and catered by the CSU Meat Judging Team

View the 2014 Sale Catalog at http://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/equine/Web-LOR-Catalog-2014-www.pdf

If you are interested in a specific young horse that is being trained by a CSU student, please contact John Snyder at 970-491-8547 for more information.

Ranching heritage challenge

Many of our consigned horses are eligible, nominated or enrolled in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge program. To be eligible, horses must have been bred by an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. If a horse is nominated or enrolled, at least some or all payments have been made into the program for that specific individual. Find more information about this great program on the AQHA's website.

Accommodations:

Host Hotel – Hilton Fort Collins "Choice Hotel for Colorado State University's Friends and Families" 425 W. Prospect 970-482-2626 http://www.fortcollins.hilton.com

Catalog:

The online version of the 2014 sale catalog is available now. If you would like to receive a hard copy, please call 970-491-8373.

Online bidding now available:

Register to bid online through SWB Auction here: http: //csuequine.auctionserver.net/

Horse transportation:

If you plan to purchase a horse and need transportation, please browse through our list of available equine transportation companies. F

–Colorado State University

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