Lopez, Meyer & Lauing Quarter Horse Production Sale
Date: Sept. 5, 2015
Location: Faith Livestock, Faith, SD
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Pedigrees: John Johnson
TSLN Rep: Scott Dirk
Lopez Ranch weanlings: $1,290
Meyer Quarter Horse weanlings: $1,707
Lauing Quarter Horse weanlings: $1,384
8 riding horses: $4,920
The 40th Annual Lopez, Meyer & Lauing Quarter Horse Production Sale was held Saturday Sept. 5, 2015 at the Faith Livestock Auction. Buyers from surrounding states and those from New York, Oregon, Florida, Oklahoma, Montana and Minnesota filled the seats to bid on and purchase quality colts and saddle horses from these longtime reputation Quarter Horse breeders.
Topping the sale from the Lopez Ranch was lot 33, a May 2015 palomino filly out of Three Bars Frost x PC Sun Joaker x Sun Frost. This filly is out of a Frenchmans Guy x Cody Beat mare and sold for $2,300.
The top selling colts from the Meyer program were lot 3, Gunners Bay Jack an April 2015 bay stallion sired by Young Rio Gunner x Young Gun x Freckles Playboy and out of a Docs Jack Frost x Docs Willow bred mare, selling at $5,300. Lot 22, Sugardrop Jack an Apr. 2015 dun stallion sired by SNW Northern Frost X PC Joes Frost and out the mare Sugar Drop Frost x Drop of Frost sold at $4,300. Lot 23, Classy Jack Drift an Apr. 2015 buckskin stud colt sired by SW Northern Frost and out of Frosts Pretty Drift, a Drop of Frost mare sold at $4,000. Longtime repeat buyer John Hoven, McLaughlin, South Dakota, added these colts to his already impressive lineup of Meyer bred horses.
Denny and Doris Lauing of Sturgis who have been involved with the sale for the past 3 years had the high selling yearling with lot 50, Comos Doc Fritz. This May 2014 buckskin gelding is sired by Comos Cottoneye and out of the Fritz Colonel Doc sired mare, Tawny Trail at $2,700. This is from the last colt crop of Comos Cottoneye that perished in the 2013 October blizzard Atlas.
The top selling saddle horse was consigned by Jerry Mayer of Piedmont, selling for $7,000. The 2011 sorrel mare was lot 49, Guys Miss Peppy (Frenchmans Hickory X Haidas Playboy Girl) from the Lauing breeding program.
Lot 66, Scooter, a 10 year old bay grade gelding consigned by Rio Hulm sold for $6,500. This was an accomplished ranch horse that he said can be ranched on all week and hauled to the jackpots in heeling on the weekend.
Arlen Hulm from Faith sold lot 63, MQH Silver Nic (Hes The Docs Remedy X Miss Hockory Silver) a 2011 Dun Gelding for $6,250. Levi Lauing captured $6,000 for his 2006 sorrel gelding LL Peppys Smokin Oak (Peppys Intrepid X Carman Chameleon).
The Lopez, Meyer and Lauing operations want to thank all of the attendees that filled the auction to the rafters as well as the guest consigners Bob and Jan Quickstad, Whitewood, SD, Arlen Hulm, Faith, South Dakota, Jerry Mayer, Piedmont, South Dakota, Levi Lauing, Oral, South Dakota, Jesse Dale, Timber Lake, South Dakota and Rio Hulm, Faith, South Dakota for the outstanding horses they brought for auction. The 2016 sale is scheduled for the first Saturday of September at Faith Livestock.