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BHSS Horse Sale draws record number of registered buyers

Larry Larson

Photo by Larry LarsonPC SUNTRIFIC, a 2004 bay mare sired by Sun Frost, was the high selling consignment at the 2009 Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31. Consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock of Douglas, WY, she left the ring after active bidding at $14,600, purchased by Whitetail Springs Ranch from Custer, SD. Wagonhound Horse Manager Kevin Meyer is shown here with new owner Jody Landgrebe and her daughter Kelly Wong (right) from Custer, SD.

RAPID CITY, SD – Now in its 51st year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to evolve into one of the major livestock events in the nation. Horsemen from across the nation rely on the BHSS as a proven outlet for their prospects and finished horses.

The Black Hills Stock Show First Western Bank Horse Sale was held in the Crystalix BioBarrel Show Ring in Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31, drawing 148 select consignments and a record number of registered buyers. Auctioneer Alan Odden and pedigree man Jake Clark rolled through the fast paced sale that welcomed a large crowd with great ‘West River weather.’

The sale preview was held each morning at the Pennington County Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds and featured a special section of Ranch Horse Select Entries for the first time in 2009. A crowd favorite at this year’s event was the Budweiser Clydesdales – housed for the week on the east concourse of the Event Center. Daily ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions were held with the public being invited to share a special Super Bowl Party with the Clydesdales on Sunday, Feb. 1st. One of the ‘gentle giants’ was presented in the sale ring prior to the stallion row parade each day – after a brief history of the breed, the Clydesdale handlers fielded a wide range of questions from the audience.

Eighteen of the regions leading stallions were once again stalled for the weekend on Stallion Row and were paraded in the sale ring prior to the start of each sale. Although primarily all American Quarter Horses, one unique stallion drew considerable attention. For the first time, a Gypsy stallion imported from England in 2005 and owned by West River Gypsys of Custer, SD, made his appearance at the Black Hills Stock Show. Nobby, a 1999 black and white stallion sired by Lottery Horse, carries the strong genes of a breed originally bred by the Gypsies of Europe to primarily pull their wagons. As a little sidebar – owner Wylleen May commutes between her ranch west of Custer and California where she is the producer of the popular television show ‘American Idol.’

RAPID CITY, SD – Now in its 51st year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to evolve into one of the major livestock events in the nation. Horsemen from across the nation rely on the BHSS as a proven outlet for their prospects and finished horses.

The Black Hills Stock Show First Western Bank Horse Sale was held in the Crystalix BioBarrel Show Ring in Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31, drawing 148 select consignments and a record number of registered buyers. Auctioneer Alan Odden and pedigree man Jake Clark rolled through the fast paced sale that welcomed a large crowd with great ‘West River weather.’

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The sale preview was held each morning at the Pennington County Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds and featured a special section of Ranch Horse Select Entries for the first time in 2009. A crowd favorite at this year’s event was the Budweiser Clydesdales – housed for the week on the east concourse of the Event Center. Daily ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions were held with the public being invited to share a special Super Bowl Party with the Clydesdales on Sunday, Feb. 1st. One of the ‘gentle giants’ was presented in the sale ring prior to the stallion row parade each day – after a brief history of the breed, the Clydesdale handlers fielded a wide range of questions from the audience.

Eighteen of the regions leading stallions were once again stalled for the weekend on Stallion Row and were paraded in the sale ring prior to the start of each sale. Although primarily all American Quarter Horses, one unique stallion drew considerable attention. For the first time, a Gypsy stallion imported from England in 2005 and owned by West River Gypsys of Custer, SD, made his appearance at the Black Hills Stock Show. Nobby, a 1999 black and white stallion sired by Lottery Horse, carries the strong genes of a breed originally bred by the Gypsies of Europe to primarily pull their wagons. As a little sidebar – owner Wylleen May commutes between her ranch west of Custer and California where she is the producer of the popular television show ‘American Idol.’

RAPID CITY, SD – Now in its 51st year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to evolve into one of the major livestock events in the nation. Horsemen from across the nation rely on the BHSS as a proven outlet for their prospects and finished horses.

The Black Hills Stock Show First Western Bank Horse Sale was held in the Crystalix BioBarrel Show Ring in Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31, drawing 148 select consignments and a record number of registered buyers. Auctioneer Alan Odden and pedigree man Jake Clark rolled through the fast paced sale that welcomed a large crowd with great ‘West River weather.’

The sale preview was held each morning at the Pennington County Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds and featured a special section of Ranch Horse Select Entries for the first time in 2009. A crowd favorite at this year’s event was the Budweiser Clydesdales – housed for the week on the east concourse of the Event Center. Daily ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions were held with the public being invited to share a special Super Bowl Party with the Clydesdales on Sunday, Feb. 1st. One of the ‘gentle giants’ was presented in the sale ring prior to the stallion row parade each day – after a brief history of the breed, the Clydesdale handlers fielded a wide range of questions from the audience.

Eighteen of the regions leading stallions were once again stalled for the weekend on Stallion Row and were paraded in the sale ring prior to the start of each sale. Although primarily all American Quarter Horses, one unique stallion drew considerable attention. For the first time, a Gypsy stallion imported from England in 2005 and owned by West River Gypsys of Custer, SD, made his appearance at the Black Hills Stock Show. Nobby, a 1999 black and white stallion sired by Lottery Horse, carries the strong genes of a breed originally bred by the Gypsies of Europe to primarily pull their wagons. As a little sidebar – owner Wylleen May commutes between her ranch west of Custer and California where she is the producer of the popular television show ‘American Idol.’

RAPID CITY, SD – Now in its 51st year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to evolve into one of the major livestock events in the nation. Horsemen from across the nation rely on the BHSS as a proven outlet for their prospects and finished horses.

The Black Hills Stock Show First Western Bank Horse Sale was held in the Crystalix BioBarrel Show Ring in Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31, drawing 148 select consignments and a record number of registered buyers. Auctioneer Alan Odden and pedigree man Jake Clark rolled through the fast paced sale that welcomed a large crowd with great ‘West River weather.’

The sale preview was held each morning at the Pennington County Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds and featured a special section of Ranch Horse Select Entries for the first time in 2009. A crowd favorite at this year’s event was the Budweiser Clydesdales – housed for the week on the east concourse of the Event Center. Daily ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions were held with the public being invited to share a special Super Bowl Party with the Clydesdales on Sunday, Feb. 1st. One of the ‘gentle giants’ was presented in the sale ring prior to the stallion row parade each day – after a brief history of the breed, the Clydesdale handlers fielded a wide range of questions from the audience.

Eighteen of the regions leading stallions were once again stalled for the weekend on Stallion Row and were paraded in the sale ring prior to the start of each sale. Although primarily all American Quarter Horses, one unique stallion drew considerable attention. For the first time, a Gypsy stallion imported from England in 2005 and owned by West River Gypsys of Custer, SD, made his appearance at the Black Hills Stock Show. Nobby, a 1999 black and white stallion sired by Lottery Horse, carries the strong genes of a breed originally bred by the Gypsies of Europe to primarily pull their wagons. As a little sidebar – owner Wylleen May commutes between her ranch west of Custer and California where she is the producer of the popular television show ‘American Idol.’

RAPID CITY, SD – Now in its 51st year, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo continues to evolve into one of the major livestock events in the nation. Horsemen from across the nation rely on the BHSS as a proven outlet for their prospects and finished horses.

The Black Hills Stock Show First Western Bank Horse Sale was held in the Crystalix BioBarrel Show Ring in Rushmore Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Jan. 30-31, drawing 148 select consignments and a record number of registered buyers. Auctioneer Alan Odden and pedigree man Jake Clark rolled through the fast paced sale that welcomed a large crowd with great ‘West River weather.’

The sale preview was held each morning at the Pennington County Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds and featured a special section of Ranch Horse Select Entries for the first time in 2009. A crowd favorite at this year’s event was the Budweiser Clydesdales – housed for the week on the east concourse of the Event Center. Daily ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions were held with the public being invited to share a special Super Bowl Party with the Clydesdales on Sunday, Feb. 1st. One of the ‘gentle giants’ was presented in the sale ring prior to the stallion row parade each day – after a brief history of the breed, the Clydesdale handlers fielded a wide range of questions from the audience.

Eighteen of the regions leading stallions were once again stalled for the weekend on Stallion Row and were paraded in the sale ring prior to the start of each sale. Although primarily all American Quarter Horses, one unique stallion drew considerable attention. For the first time, a Gypsy stallion imported from England in 2005 and owned by West River Gypsys of Custer, SD, made his appearance at the Black Hills Stock Show. Nobby, a 1999 black and white stallion sired by Lottery Horse, carries the strong genes of a breed originally bred by the Gypsies of Europe to primarily pull their wagons. As a little sidebar – owner Wylleen May commutes between her ranch west of Custer and California where she is the producer of the popular television show ‘American Idol.’