Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale toppers
for Tri-State Livestock News
Date: Jan. 25-26, 2019 – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Story: Larry Larson
RAPID CITY, SD – Carrying on a tradition now into it’s 61st year, the 2019 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo started out their opening weekend with yet another premier offering at their 2-Day Truck Defender Horse Sale and Stallion Row. The sale was held at the Crystalyx BioBarrel Show Ring at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Jan. 25-26.
Following a daily preview each morning at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds, consignors converged on Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in downtown Rapid City. Auctioneer Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D., and Announcer John E. Johnson from Piedmont, S.D., rolled through the 167 cataloged consignments with Hutchison HW Brand presenting jackets to the High Selling Consignor and High Selling Buyer. In addition, the 2019 Corporate Sponsorship list included the Truck Defender, Tri-State Livestock News and Larry Larson Photography, Inc.
Topping the 2019 sale was Jacspin Rey Bar, a 2012 Buckskin Gelding consigned by Ole Olson from Piedmont, S.D. (Agent JD Gerard, Kennebec, S.D.). Sired by Poco Rey Bar, he was out of Jacspin Dun It In 07, a Hollywood Dunnit/Jacspin bred mare. The finished head and heel horse sold on the Friday sale and after active live and online bidding, he left the ring on a bid of $35,000 from JHS Construction, Midland, Texas. Charles and Rebecca Peterson, Torrington, Wyoming, made the final bid at $30,000 on Itchiest, a 2014 Sorrel Gelding, on the Saturday sale. Consigned by Paul and Jana Griemsman from Piedmont, S.D., the proven heading and heeling horse is a son of NCHA Open Derby Champion Cat Ichi, and out of a daughter of Dual Rey, a $41 million dollar sire. Also selling on the Saturday sale was Gar Rose Bud, a 2009 Sorrel Mare sired by NRCHA Open Reined Cowhorse Stakes Champion and Open Derby Champion Nic It In The Bud by Reminic. Chris Herren, Crooks, S.D., had the bid at $29,500 on the mare consigned by Chad and Ali Miller from Bowman, N.D.
Now into it’s 11th year, the BHSS Ranch Horse Select competition was held on Friday morning during the preview of the sale horses at the Event Center Arena. Twelve select head of sale consignments were pre-entered in the judged competition this year. Capturing the 2019 Championship was Zana River, a 2010 Gray Gelding sired by Mr Zana Roan out of River Lacy by The River Tramp by Amego Tramp. Listed as a ‘Cadillac Ranch Horse,’ he was consigned by Levi Grimes from Kadoka, S.D. – a solid ranch gelding who was a proven heading and heeling horse with some tie-down experience.
Hutchison HW Brand Stallion Row once again showcased 14 of the region’s leading American Quarter Horse stallions in Rushmore Hall near the sale ring. Presented prior to each day of the sale in the BioBarrel Show Ring, they represented some of the Nation’s leading bloodlines – booking breedings for the upcoming season with many offering discounted Stock Show fees if booked during the event.
As an encouragement for young cowboys and cowgirls to keep the ranching heritage alive, the Lloyd W. Rypkema Memorial Quarter Horse Award has been presented each year at the Black Hills Stock Show and now into it’s 8th year. The 2019 winner was announced in the sale ring prior to the Saturday sale as Haley Husted, the 15-year-old daughter of Chad Husted and Vickie Tibbs-Husted, living on a ranch near Harrold, SD. She took possession of Frost Dancer, a 2018 Sorrel Stallion from the Open Box Rafter Ranch, sired by Frost Flash, a son of Frenchmans Guy, and out of Anna Bar Two, a granddaughter of Sonny Sugar and Devil Cat Dancer, the Rypkema’s favorite bloodline.
Top 5 Average: $29,100 (2018 – $21,900)
Top 10 Average: $23,250 (2018 – $19,175)
Gelding Average: $12,375
Mare Average: $6,780
$35,000 – JACSPIN REY BAR – 2012 AQHA Buckskin Gelding sired by Poco Rey Bar out of Jacspin Dun It In 07 by TNT Dun It by Dun It With A Twist. Consignor – Ole Olson (Agent JD Gerard), Piedmont, S.D. Buyer – JHS Construction, Midland, Texas.
$30,000 – ITCHIEST – 2014 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Cat Ichi out of Little Rey Gal, a daughter of Dual Rey out of a daughter of Smart Little Lena. Consignor – Paul & Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. Buyer – Charles and Rebecca Peterson, Torrington, WY.
$29,500 – GAR ROSE BUD – 2009 AQHA Sorrel Mare sired by Nic It In The Bud by Reminic out of a Kim’s Okie Leo/Corona Cody bred mare. Consignor – Chad and Ali Miller, Bowman, N.D. Buyer – Chris Herren, Crooks, S.D.
$28,000 – HEY SAN KAI – 2012 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Hey Houston by Smart Chic Olena out of San Kai 124 by Peppy San Kai. Consignor – Jess Franz, Elbert, Colorado. Buyer – Bill and Sheri Nicoletti, Grenada, California.
$23,000 – CHEX SMOKIN TUFF – 2011 AQHA Buckskin Gelding sired by Chex Two Bucks (Tuff N Busy/Two Eyed Red Buck) out of Skips Sky Lady. Consignor – Jay Jira, Hartford, S.D. Buyer – Brad King, Morriston, Florida.
$20,500 – METALLIC LEGEND – 2014 AQHA Blue Roan Gelding sired by Metallic Cat by High Brow Cat. He is out of a Hes A Peptospoonful/Doc’s Hickory bred mare. Consignor – Paul & Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, SD. Buyer – Brenda Moore, Olathe, CO.
$18,500 – BS RAMBLIN JAC – 2011 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Bay Starlite by Grays Starlight out of Strait Lace Jac by Strait Silver. Consignor – Phil Haugen, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Buyer – Brad King, Morriston, Florida.
$16,500 – BEAU ON WITH IT – 2012 AQHA Sorrel Gelding sired by Metallic Cat by High Brow Cat out of Chulas Merada, a Smart Little Lena/Dual Pep bred mare. Consignor – Levi and Lindsey O’Keefe, Belle Fourche, S.D. Buyer – Dusty Paxton, Tryon, Nebraska.
$16,000 – VELVET MICK – 2012 AQHA Buckskin Gelding sired by BH Pale Velvet out of a Savannah Jr/Smoking Colonel mare. Consignor – Dave Bashor, Grover, Colorado. Buyer – Wade Mitzel, Sundance, Wyoming.
$15,500 – BANJO BLUE BLOOD – 2015 AQHA Red Roan Gelding sired by SDP Blue Blood out of Ban Jo Lena CT, a San Jo Lena/Doc O’Lena bred mare. Consignor – Darren Miller Stables, Inc, Watkins, Colorado. Buyer – Roger and Elizabeth Dikoff, Hermosa, S.D.
$14,500 – GUYS RUSTY STAR – 2012 AQHA Red Dun Gelding sired by Iamguy by Frenchmans Guy out of Tyrees Genuine Flash by Genuine Watch Tyree. Consignor – Duane and Sheryl Steckelberg, Oacoma, S.D. Buyer – Duanne and Nicky Stellflug, Laurel, Montana.
$14,000 – RIP TIDE ROOSTER – 2010 AQHA Palomino Gelding sired by San Diego Cielo by Gallo Del Cielo out of Checkmate King Glo/Zaydin’s Leo mare. Consignor – Jamie and Christy Willert, Kadoka, S.D. Buyer – Steve Deschepper, Chancellor, S.D.
$12,500 – LENAS SMARTLILBELLE – 2008 AQHA Sorrel Mare sired by Smart Little Lena out of Dual Lena Belle by Dual Pep. Consignor – Jim or Rhonda Whitcher, Scenic, S.D. Buyer – Myles Kenzy, Iona, S.D.
$12,000 – BEAVER – 2011 Gray Gelding (Grade). Consignor – Jeremy and Katie Langdeau. Buyer – Fred Myers, Odonnell, TX.
$12,000 – STELLA BELLA – 2014 AQHA Sorrel Mare sired by Sophisticated Catt by High Brow Cat. Her dam, Bella Della, is an own daughter of Shining Spark. Consignor – Donald G. Hope, Ripley, Oklahoma. Buyer – Ron Volk, Sherwood, N.D.
$12,000 – RAYANN DOWN FEATHERS – 2013 AQHA Palomino Mare sired by Romeo White Feathers by Frenchmans Guy out of Badlands Dash V Ann, an own daughter of Dashing With Cash SI 94 by First Down Dash SI 105. Consignor – RL Performance Horses, Broadus, Montana. Buyer – Shawn Claymore, McLaughlin, S.D.
$12,000 – AINTNORAGGAMUFFIN – 2016 AQHA Gray Mare sired by TR Illuminator Cash out of a Bull T Wood/Rocking Easy mare. Consignor – Dallas and Chelsie Cunningham, Mitchell, S.D. Buyer – Jim Ward, Ft. Lupton, Colorado.