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Rope horse brings $35,000 at BHSS

Larry Larson
for Tri-State Livestock News
High Selling Horse: $35,000 - ROOSTERS BIG DIAMOND - 2010 AQHA Bay Gelding sired by Roosters Diamonds by Gallo Del Cielo. His dam, Jessie Par Cookie, is a daughter of Cooke County ETC. Consignor - Robert Patten, Plaza, N.D. (Agent - Levi Grimes, Kadoka, SD). Buyer: Kurt Jasperson, Loxahatchee, Fla. All photos by Shootemnscootem Photography

Once again, records were meant to be broken. Now in its 58th year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to be the premier sale outlet for the equine industry. The 2016 edition of the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association Horse Sale drew major crowds to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center here in Rapid City. The sale was presented during the opening weekend of the BHSS on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30.

Following a daily preview each morning at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds, the consignors converged on Rushmore Hall at the Civic Center in downtown Rapid City. The 177 select consignments were carefully screened prior to the sale and sold through the Crystalyx BioBarrel Sale Ring. Auctioneer Lynn Weishaar, Reva, South Dakota, and Announcer John E. Johnson from Piedmont, South Dakota, rolled through the rapid paced sale sponsored in 2016 by the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association (SDQHA). Corporate sponsorship included the Rapid City Visitors Bureau; Ravellette Publishing, Inc.; Scoggins Veterinary; and Larry Larson Photography, Inc. High seller jackets were presented to the buyer and consignor this year by Hutchison Western Livestock Supply.

Topping the 2016 Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale was Roosters Big Diamond, a 2010 Bay Gelding sired by Roosters Diamonds, a son of Gallo Del Cielo and out of a daughter of Cooke County ETC by Tivio Jessie James. After a successful career in the Reined Cowhorse and Ranch Horse competitions and accumulating 15 AQHA points and $5,500 in earnings, he is now finished in heading, heeling and tie-down. In 2014 he place 4th in Ranch Riding and was just out of the finals in Working Cowhorse at the AQHA World Championship Show. Levi Grimes from Kadoka, South Dakota was the Agent for consignor Robert Patten, Plaza, North Dakota, and he left the ring on a final bid of $35,000 from Kurt Jasperson, Loxahatchee, Florida.

Sired by the $9+ Million Leading Arena Sire Frenchmans Guy, the 2008 Sorrel Mare Frenchfancyandfamous caught the eye of Dallas Talkington from McCook, NE. Commanding a bid of $30,000, she is out of Nitas Fame, an own daughter of #1 Leading Sire Dash Ta Fame SI 113 and her dam is the Chicks Beduino mare Juanita Beduino. With a solid ranch foundation behind her, this proven cross has now been started in the performance arena in barrel racing and is already a winner in the breakaway roping. She was consigned by Chelsea Brown from Billings, MT.

Twenty-two of the Midwest’s leading sires were showcased once again at the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association Stallion Row also located in the Rushmore Hall. Represented this year were both Quarter Horse and Paint stallions – many with extensive show and arena records. Each day, prior to the sale, the stallions were presented in the sale ring with many offering Stock Show discounted fees if booked during the event.

For the very first time, the South DakotaQHA Producer Of The Year Award was initiated and presented to an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. Initially honored on January 16th at the 2016 South DakotaQHA Convention at the Cedar Shore Resort near Chamberlain, South Dakota, Stirrup Ranch Quarter Horses were chosen as the Inaugural honorees. Ranch owners LeRoy & Shirley Wetz from Vale, South Dakota, their son Dale, daughter June along with her children Rowdy and Sorley and fiance Shawn Siebold, were honored each day in the sale ring prior to the stallion preview. This South DakotaQHA award will now be an annual part of their awards presentations.

Into it’s 8th year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo Ranch Horse Select competition was held on Friday morning during the preview of the sale horses at the Event Center arena. The first 13 head in the sale catalog were entries in the competition and then eligible to compete in this judged event. The 2016 BHSS Champion was KR Playin With Neon, a 2008 Red Dun Gelding sired by Horseplayin and out of a daughter of High Brow Hickory owned by the Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Nebraska. Lynn & Connie Weishaar, Reva, South Dakota, presented them with a pair of Ed Lawrence custom spurs. Reserve Champion was Ernie, a Grade Gelding owned by Tyler Minor from Hyannis, NE. John E. Johnson, Piedmont, South Dakota, was the sponsor of their BHSS blanket.

SOUTH DAKOTA QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION HORSE SALE

January 29-30, 2016 – Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, Rapid City, South Dakota

2016 OVERALL AVERAGE: $9,206 (2015 – $8,871) Gross Sales: $1.178 Million

TOP 5 AVERAGE: $25,300 • TOP 10 AVERAGE: $21,300

GELDING AVERAGE: $9,328.13 • MARE AVERAGE: $9,557.14

$35,000 – ROOSTERS BIG DIAMOND – 2010 AQHA Bay Gelding sired by Roosters Diamonds by Gallo Del Cielo. His dam, Jessie Par Cookie, is a daughter of Cooke County ETC. Consignor – Robert Patten, Plaza, ND (Agent – Levi Grimes, Kadoka, South Dakota). Buyer: Kurt Jasperson, Loxahatchee, FL.

$30,000 – FRENCHFANCYANDFAMOUS – 2008 AQHA Sorrel Mare sired by Leading Performance Sire Frenchmans Guy and out of Nitas Fame, an own daughter of the #1 Sire of Barrel Horses Dash Ta Fame SI 113. Consignor – Chelsea Brown, Billings, MT. Buyer – Dallas Talkington, McCook, NE.

$22,500 – PG ROCKY – 2011 AQHA Bay Gelding sired by Playgun by Freckles Playboy. His dam is an own daughter of Peppy San Badger out of a daughter of Smart Little Lena. Consignor – Chelsea Brown, Billings, MT. Buyer – Shawn Claymore, McLaughlin, South Dakota.

$20,000 – ONE TIME WILSON – 2009 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by One Time Pepto and out of Lil Wilma, a Freckles Playboy/Doc Wilson bred mare. Consignor – Frank & Myles Kenzy, Iona, South Dakota. Buyer – Troy & Kelli Tavegie, Newcastle, WY.

$19,000 – KR SYLISH PLAY – 2007 AQHA Sorrel Mare. Her sire is Horseplayin by Dual Pep out of a daughter of Freckles Playboy. Her dam is KR Stylish Sarah by Playin Stylish. Consignor- Krebs Ranch, Gordon, NE. Buyer – Cody Rood, Bengough, SK Canada

$18,000 – ROCKIN ROAN OF TEXAS – 2010 AQHA Buckskin Gelding sired by Yellow Roan Of Texas by Peptoboonsmal. His dam is Peppys Darrlyn Lyl, a Mr San Peppy/McLeo Bars bred mare. Consignor – Paul & Jan Griemsman, Piedmont, South Dakota. Buyer – Tom Jorgenson, Williston, ND.

$17,500 – TWO GOLDEN FRECKLES – 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Two Timin Freckles by Freckles Playboy and out of the Laughing Boy bred mare JK Laughing Cattina. Consignor – Wallman Quarter Horses, Faith, South Dakota. Buyer – Cliff Glade, Oelrichs, South Dakota.

$17,500 – SIX FLO FEVER – 2009 AQHA Buckskin Gelding sired by Playboys Buck Fever by Freckles Playboy and his dam is an own daughter of Mr Jess Perry SI 113. Consignor – Pieper Quarter Horses, Hay Springs, NE. Buyer – Bieber Red Angus Ranch, Leola, South Dakota.

$17,000 – DASH OF DOT – 2007 Sorrel Gelding sired by Dashiar by First Down Dash SI 105 and out of granddaughter of Mr Jess Perry SI 113 and Playgun. Consignor – Luke Jones, Allerton, IA. Buyer – Madison McLaughlin, Manhattan, MT.

$16,500 – MG DOUBLE OTT SEVEN – 2010 APHA Solid Bay Gelding sired by Strait Sevens by Strait From Texas and out of a Flip Mia/Versarys Dr Pepper bred mare. Consignor – Gale Beebe & Mike Slater, Custer, South Dakota. Buyer – Amy Pravecek, Winner, South Dakota.

$16,000 – NU CIRCLE DOC – 2010 AQHA Buckskin Mare sired by Circle The Stars, a Nu Cash/Hollywood Smoke bred stallion and her dam is a granddaughter of Smart Little Pistol. Consignor – Otter Creek Ranch, Lewellen, NE. Buyer – Jesse Brewer, Dupree, South Dakota.

$15,500 – DR SUGS LIL PEPPY – 2006 AQHA Dun Gelding sired by Lil Peppy CD, a son of CD Olena out of a daughter of Peppy San Badger. His dam, Dun Brow Sug, is an own daughter of High Brow Hickory. Consignor – Matthew Wznick & Terry Fruit, Powderville, MT. Buyer – Ross Wientjes, Mound City, South Dakota.

$15,500 – FANCY COLT 44 – 2009 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Colonels Smoking Gun and out of a Doc O’Lena/Smart Chick Olena bred mare. Consignor – Kelly & Theresa Wick, Yankton, South Dakota. Buyer – Schmitt Horse Ranch, Holland, IA.

$15,000 – KR PURRIN – 2011 AQHA Chestnut Mare sired by WR This Cats Smart by High Brow Cat and out of Mary Lou Lena, an own daughter of Doc O’lena. Consignor – Kassi Ryff, Westcliffe, CO. Buyer – David Horn, Piedmont, South Dakota.

$15,000 – CAT WITH PEP – 2012 AQHA Sorrel Mare sired by WR This Cats Smart by HIgh Brow Cat. The dam, Haidas Little Shorty, is sired by Haidas Little Pep and out of a daughter of Shorty Olena. Consignor – Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Douglas, WY. Buyer – Jason Coulter, Baker, MT. F


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