Weller Ranch 3rd Annual Invitational Gelding & Production Sale
Kadoka (SD) Rodeo Grounds
Top 10 – $10,845; Weller Ranch – $6,581; Weanling – $916; Overall – $5,253
Bill and Carrie Weller once again proved to the buyers and sellers that their Invitational brings the best to town. They carefully pick and choose some of the best horses around with something for everybody, with 113 head of quality and colorful performance horses that could go any direction – arena, trail riding and to the everyday ranch horse.
A sale preview and western beef brisket supper was held Thursday evening before Friday came in with a splash – a general rain shower that has been needed for some time. Everything kept on schedule, however, with another preview of the horses.
As sale time came, a packed house and a lot of phone and internet bidding sent horses to 20 states.
The top selling horse was Lot 6, Pistols Banker, a solid broke gelding as pretty as they come, going for $13,500 and purchased by Bill Coultas of Ventura, CA.
Another Weller Ranch gelding following close behind was Lot 9, Bill Classy Buck, the highly sought after soggy bucksking that had been Bill’s personal using horse. He brought in $12,500 from Mangen Angus of Broadus, MT.
The third top selling horse was Lot 12, Mr Iceman Leo, a very talented head horse prospect. This super champagne palomino gelding went to Western States Ranches/John Johnson, agent, of Dublin, TX for $12,250.
The fourth top seller was Lot 18, Smart Lil Firecracker, from Cleve Pritchard of Kadoka. The Smart Little Lena x Dry Doc bred gelding sold to Jim Evans, NFR qualifying steer roper of Reva, SD, for $12,000. Pritchard also took home the Maynard belt buckle for the Top Consigned Horse.
Lot 70, Queen Sunny Doc, held her own with all the boys, fetching $11,000 from John Ferguson of Chardon, OH. Ferguson also purchased Weller Ranch’s Lot 38, Snappy Ole Swen, a very well broke gray gelding for $10,250.
Top selling weanling was Lot 24, a black filly by Sierras Notion, purchased by repeat buyer Kilker Farms of Orient, SD for $2,400. Kilker Farms was also the volume weanling buyer purchasing four fillies.
Lot 23, a gray filly, sold to Lindsay Johnson of Cheyenne, WY for $2,200.
Lot 114 and 61, both buckskin stud colts, sold to Dave Sehl of Texas for $1,300 and $1,100 respectively.
Winner of the Featherlite aluminum stock combo trailer was John Johnson/Western States Ranches with his purchase of the Weller Ranch Lot 1 buckskin gelding for $5,000. Volume gelding buyer was Ayres Rope Horses of Woodlake, CA with three head of riding horses.
Weller Ranch would like to thank all repeat and new buyers, horse consignors and trainers, family friends, neighbors and employees. They will be holding their 27th Annual Angus 2 Year Old Bull and Bred Female Sale on Nov. 30, 2007, at the ranch.
For more information, call Bill or Carrie at 605-837-2713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org