Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale
Date: May 12, 2013
Well, it was a great day to be buying or selling horses on May 12, at Bowman Auction Market in Bowman, N.D. Hats off to Harry Kerr, Michelle Rotenberger, and Grant DeSaye for putting together this Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale. It definitely presented some top-quality broke horses for any level of rider wanting to ride in any direction of the equine industry. The big word in order to get a horse consigned is “honesty.” This made for a memorable set of horses to begin, what I believe, will be an ongoing horse sale year after year. The crowd was as big as I’ve ever saw at Bowman (I had to park way in the back). Once again, the stock yards were full of quality people and horses willing to do whatever it took to make customers, consigners, and sale barn owners happy. The Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale was a place where horsemen could buy from horsemen with nothing hidden in fine print, congratulations to the crew for putting on a successful horse sale. Here’s how it played out at the top end:
Lot 7, JST Hollywood Gold, consigned by Lowell Faris, sold to Don Schmelling of Dickinson, N.D. for $8,600. Sired by Doc Hollywoods Last and out of Docs Sweet Chance, with both sides grandsired by the late, great Doc Bar. This palomino gelding born in 2007 could do everything ranching and all roping events. He is a full packaged horse with youth and color to boot!
Lot 22, Zips Phoenix Page, consigned by the Hammel Ranch and purchased by Jim Martin of Newell, S.D. for $8,200. Sired by Pretty Classy Zip and out of Petite Ribbonette going back to Two Eyed Jack. This 1996-model bay gelding could do it all in the roping pen and out, with no tricks, just knowledge. This was a very flashy bay horse.
Lot 2, “Eddy,” consigned by the Donner Ranch, was purchased by Shelbey Jacobson of Noonan, N.D. for a whopping $8,000. Eddy can rope cattle, work a gate, head steers, pick up bucking horses, and stays broke while doing it all. He is a 2007 gray gelding.
Lot 24, One Honest Buck, consigned by the Painter Ranch and purchased by Michael Anderson of Regent, N.D. for $7,900. This good looking 1999 buckskin gelding is sired by Pats Mayday and out of An Ebony Honor. “Turbo” is finished on both ends of the team roping and is a handy ranch horse. It would have been hard to part with this solid rope horse.
Lot 11, Little Missouri, consigned by Kelly Stearns, was sold to Tate Wallman of Rhame, N.D. for $7,500. He is a 2007 bay gelding sired by Map Go Doc Go and his dam is Whizs Devil. He is a gentle giant used for anything and everything on the ranch including sled rides in the winter time.
Lot 72, Buck Zan Phantom, was consigned by EV Horses and was purchased by Gene Sonsalla of Baker, Mont., for $7,400. This 2002 buckskin gelding is super gentle and safe for all ages. His sire is Stop All Ways going back to Miss N Cash and his dam is Sunflower Phantom going back to Sovereign Mexicano.
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