10th Annual Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale
Date: Sept. 16, 2012
Location: Sheridan Co. Fairgrounds, Sheridan, WY
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Pedigrees: John E. Johnson
Top 5 Weanlings – Ave. $1,260
Top 5 Horses – Ave. $6,800
The 10th annual Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale was held on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at the rock pavilion on the Sheridan Co. Fairgrounds, Sheridan, WY. Consignors from South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and North Dakota offered an exceptional lineup of horses of all ages. This year’s sale saw prices steady to slightly higher than previous sales for the weanlings and a steady market for the saddle horses. The average on the top five weanlings was $1,260 and the average on the top five aged horses (two and older) was $6,800.
The sale started with the Sugar Bars Legacy Sale “WildCard.” With no colt in the ring, the auctioneer asked for bids on the “WildCard.” The winning bidders chose Lot 16, Paddys Shot of Class, as their choice of the weanlings. This buckskin stallion, consigned by Glen and Janet Long of Enning, SD, was the high-selling weanling. He was purchased by Duane and Nicky Stellflug of Laurel, MT, for $2,000.
Sugarbars Cat, a dun filly out of BVR Sugar Leo consigned by Wetz Stirrup Ranch, LeRoy and Shirley Wetz of Vale, SD, was the high-selling weanling filly. She was purchased by Art and Rita McDonald of Lame Deer, MT for $750.
This year’s saddle horses proved to be an incredible group of horses; ranging from just-started 2-year-olds, to well-broke, aged geldings and mares.
The high-selling saddle horse was Lot 73, Red China Doll, a 2004 APHA red roan mare. This mare had been used for team sorting, heading, heeling, break-away roping, ranch rodeo and used as a turn back horse for high school cuttings. She was consigned by VLW Ranch, Vern, Laurie, Fehrin, KeAnna, Sierra and Mataya Ward of Fruitdale, SD, and was purchased by Tyree and Kerry Larmers of Williston, ND, for $8,000.
The high-selling gelding was Lot 75, Lowry Jr Pep, a 7-year-old all-around ranch gelding and a finished heel horse. He was consigned by Tait and Trigg Marquiss of Gillette, WY, and purchased by Sam Redding of Fort Smith, MT, for $7,800.
In celebration of the sale’s 10th Anniversary, a trophy buckle plaque donated by Alder Welding and Fabrication of Sheridan, WY, was given away. All weanling buyers were eligible for the drawing and Dan and Marcy Davis of Sonnette, MT, were awarded the plaque. All saddle horse buyers were put in a drawing for a set of hand-made spurs and hand-made Rommel reins. The hand-made spurs donated by the VLW Ranch were awarded to Tyree and Kerry Larmers of Williston, ND. The Rommel reins were awarded to Randy Zier of Sheridan, WY, and were donated by Woodworth Ranch, Charles Miles and Sheri Woodworth.
All the weanlings and yearlings sold are eligible for the Sugar Bars Legacy Yearling Halter Futurity and 2- and 3-Year-Old Ranch Horse Versatility Futurity. A complete set of rules can be found on their website: http://www.sugarbarslegacy.com under the futurity tab.
The Sugar Bars Legacy Sale Association wants to thank everyone for their help in putting this sale together and a big thank you to all of their buyers. Plans for the 2013 Yearling Futurity Show, their 2- and 3-Year-Old Versatility Futurity and their 11th Annual Sale will begin this fall, don’t hesitate to give them a call or check out their website at sugarbarslegacy.com.
-Sugar Bars Legacy Sale Association