BHSS horses command top dollar
The 2015 Black Hills Stock Show® Exiss/Sooner Horse Sale was, by all methods of measurement, a smashing success. With nearly 160 consignments, the sale included something for everyone. Up more than $2,000 over last year’s $6,466.67 average, this year’s horses averaged $8,870.97.
High seller: $33,000 (lot 130), sold by Ron and Somer Richards, Norfolk, Nebraska, CLASSIC SPOOK, a 2011 AQHA sorrel mare went to Daniel Swaney.
Second/Third: (tie) $27,000 (lot 108), sold by Meyer Horse Co., Bernard, Iowa, GEES SHADOW CAT, a 2007 AQHA brown gelding went to Josh Longwell.
Second/Third: (tie) $27,000 (lot 78) Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Douglas, Wyoming, RAGGED CHARM, a 2012 AQHA palomino stallion sold to Snowy Range Livestock
Fourth: $25,000 (lot 80) Casey and Jessica Holmes, Buffalo, South Dakota, SAND SLINGIN CAT, a 2009 AQHA dun gelding sold to Neal Wanless.
Fifth: $24,000 (lot 54) Fitzgerald Cutting Horses, Paoli, Oklahoma, WILD HAIRED JESSIE, 2010 AQHA bay mare sold to Rhonda Schumacher.
Sixth: $19,500 (lot 124) Rod and Corrine Schaffer, Broadus, Montana, THE BOUNCY FOX, 2005 AQHA bay gelding, Renae Wolf.
Seventh: $19,000 (lot 110) Fitzgerald Cutting Horses, Paoli Oklahoma, CATTY LIL KITTY, 2000 AQHA Sorrel mare went home with Sam Stoddard.
Eighth/Ninth (tie): $17,500 (lot 86) Mike Slater/Gale Beebe, Custer, South Dakota, JW JESSES DREAM, 2009 AQHA buckskin mare, sold to Ken Sigvaldsen.
Eighth/Ninth (tie) $17,500 (lot 18) Paul and Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, South Dakota, K TWO ROYAL FLUSH, a 2006 AQHA blue roan gelding, sold to Drew Gartner.
Tenth: 10 17,000 (lot 96 Jim or Ethel Whitcher, Scenic, South Dakota, SANCIE CAT 2002 AQHA sorrel mare, sold to Rhonda Schumacher.
Eleventh: $16,500 (lot 37) Wade/Rodney Yost Gann Valley, South Dakota, CLODS DASHING HICK, a 2010 AQHA red dun gelding, sold to Rod Paschke.
Twelfth: $16,500 (lot 10) Robert Patten Plaza, North Dakota, PGS SMART COOKE, a 2009 AQHA gray gelding, went home with Dockter Land & Cattle.
Thirteenth/Fourtheenth: (tie) $16,000 (lot 102) Gregory or Vicki Andersen, Arlington South Dakota, DRIFTS FIRE FLY, a 2007 AQHA dun mare sold to Craig Monnens.
Thirteenth/Fourteenth: (tie) $16,000 (lot 104) Cowan Select Horses, LLC, Havre, Montana, BLUEMOONS LASS, a 2011 AQHA Sorrel Mare, purchased by Daniel Swaney.
Fifteenth: $15,500 (lot 119) Terry Moody, Letcher, South Dakota, TM BUCK THEN DASH, 2007 AQHA sorrel gelding, sold to Brooke Ollerich.